Getting new LED lights- any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Lighting By Dana Riddle' started by Elle22, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. Elle22

    Elle22 Well-Known Member

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    I posted a similar thread a while back, but since then my budget has increased. I am looking for suggestions for lights to go over my reef tank. I am trying to create a mixed reef, but I would like to grow SPS and acros so I know I need a higher powered light source for that.
    Black box less were commonly suggested, but I think I would prefer to go with more of a name brand especially because I am going to be leaving for college in a year and I need to put faith in something that I cannot fix when I am away from home.

    I have a 30 gallon tank I need to light has dimensions: 23.6" x 19.7" x 16.5" (60 cm x 50 cm x 42cm ). Cost is still something I have to keep in mind, and unfortunately I cannot afford the G4 radions everyone loves, if that is a good indication of where I am price wise.
    I currently have the JBJ orion Lt-120 lights that came with my tank. While they have done a good job for less demanding corals, I know I need an upgrade to advance my tank and the coral in it.

    Thank you and I can't wait to hear everyone's suggestions!
     

  2. nautical_nathaniel

    nautical_nathaniel Goby Whisperer R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I love my Maxspect Ethereal, but they can be a pain in the butt to set up initially. I have had some connectivity issues between the light and the wifi controller but now that I have the scheduling dialed in it's not an issue :)

    If you don't want to spend as much, wait until Black Friday/Cyber Monday holiday sales, I expect we'll be seeing all sorts of discounts on reefkeeping equipment around that time!
     
  3. BrettMallette

    BrettMallette Well-Known Member

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    I love my hydra 26. Kind of a pain to get right color spectrum without using someone elses program to start with.
     
  4. LetItReef

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    A 360w Kessil for that size.
     
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