Affordable lighting options for 48" long x 24" wide x 16" tall 80g lagoon tank

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I'm planning a build right now with the tank listed in the title. It's going to be rimmed and have a glass lid to help reduce evaporation (I will keep it clean). I'm not going for the best of the best (see my current build thread for the lights I am using to successfully grown LPS and softies in my 46 gallon bowfront...Current USA 2 bar setup, which is frowned upon by pretty much everyone here), I just want to have the option of growing a few easier SPS down the road at strategically placed locations in my tank as well.

A couple lights that I've been looking into so far are the Current R24 or the Noopsyche K7 PRO (discontinued version 2 if I can find it, to save some $). Open to other suggestions in this price range as well. Very open to buying used, if that's a more efficient use of my money. I would like to stay with LED's for their low profile, as my wife is not going to go for the aesthetics of a large lighting rig hanging over the tank in our living room.
 
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Reef breeder or a sbreef lights might work. Nicrew Hyperreefs (a couple of the 100w) could work. Reef brites are nice but you would need a hanging kit since your tank isn't rectangular.


Used isn't a bad option.
 

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Two Visparspectra 165watt $300 (on each end below)
Two Nicrew Hypereef 150watt $325 (in the middle)
Two Aqueon Halos 80watt $350.
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I have been looking at nicrew hyper reefs for a next tank vs as a replacement for random used beams works that came w the tank I have now. The main knock I have heard is that they can be loud but haven’t gotten to see them in person yet to judge. From what I can tell from trying to read up on them they seem to walk a line between random no name and some of the pricier stuff.
 
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