Best Cheap Light for Reef

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The base lights don't have a built in controller, but you could add one in the future as budget allows to get features like sunrise / sunset and variable spectrum:

NICREW HyperReef Light Controller, LED Light Timer for HyperReef 50,100,150 https://a.co/d/6L8vWSD

You could also add a 2nd light down the road to get more even illumination over the tank and higher peak intensity in the middle to support more demanding corals if you ever choose to go down that road. It's nice to be able to split things up like this so you have a cost effective upgrade path in the future and can reuse your initial purchases as well.
 
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I need a cheap light for my fish tank that is 24inL 16in wide and tall. I want to have zoas and acans and mushrooms. Please less than $100
If you want to have coral- Do Not depend on a cheap light. Cheap in this hobby often, not always invite dissapointment. You spend $95 on a light as an example, then it goes out down the road, you then spend $200 for a better and dependable controllable light- Now youre at $300.
Look at R2R marketplace and you'll find a used Ai Prime that will run you $150 and well worth it and will support other coral and bring out coral and fish colors
 
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I have two of these on my 20GH. There just $35 each and simple to use. My water is clear as gin using Seachem Matrix carbon with Purigen, and a UVS. Water clarity really helps.

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There is no pic. The site blocks any links to amazon that anybody posts, so your link/pic doesn't show up.
Huh...works fine for me .
Well did...
Still works w Android 12.
My upgraded phone w/ 13 doesn't show images ..
Skip that, Post #8 and #9 shows pic and hot link still.

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If you want to have coral- Do Not depend on a cheap light. Cheap in this hobby often, not always invite dissapointment. You spend $95 on a light as an example, then it goes out down the road, you then spend $200 for a better and dependable controllable light- Now youre at $300.
Look at R2R marketplace and you'll find a used Ai Prime that will run you $150 and well worth it and will support other coral and bring out coral and fish colors
I'll run my research and get a quality light. Good advice.
 

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