Budget led under $200?

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Can anyone recommend a budget LED brand/model, I.e. under $200. I‘m looking to cover a 12 inch x 28 inch space. And preferably one with a quiet fan. I have 3 reefbreeder economy lights currently, and was thinking something similar. I still have a dark spot in my tank that this light addition would fill. There’s dozens of brands on Amazon, but I don’t know the good from the bad.

Alternately I could rearrange my lights and use 2x spotlights, each covering a 12x14 space if that is cheaper.
 

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I second that,you honestly won't find a better light in that price range.

I know its more than you are wanting to spend,but they do have a percentage off code for R2R,and if you order tonigjt the full kit (normally $310) is 39% off and only $190.

EDIT: Then sell your ReefBreeder ones and make a few bucks back !!!
 
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I would suggest a nicrew 150. I like my noopsyches but in my opinion the nicrew are a bit better. Worst thing about them is you have to buy controller seperately which makes the light+controller a bit more than sale price of noopsyche but gonna get better spread with it over your tank also
 

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quick question, is it a full white channel? I don’t want a blue blue light . Any pics of it lit up?
They are 100% customizable. You can set whatever colors you want :)
 
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I would suggest a nicrew 150. I like my noopsyches but in my opinion the nicrew are a bit better. Worst thing about them is you have to buy controller seperately which makes the light+controller a bit more than sale price of noopsyche but gonna get better spread with it over your tank also
my nicrew we're good but the noopysche are so much better. better shimmer, better spectrum, and better coral growth. I returned my nicrew because they kept having issues with the controller.
 
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my nicrew we're good but the noopysche are so much better. better shimmer, better spectrum, and better coral growth. I returned my nicrew because they kept having issues with the controller.

It's clearly personal preference. I'm currently running 4 noopsyches and 3 nicrew 150s and I greatly prefer the nicrews. Both are good affordable lights though
 
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I'm using 3 over a 5ft mixed reef. I do also run 2 48in t5s. Possibly going to add another k7 though with my expansion of sps. The dimensions are 60 × 24 x 24 inches
 
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