How many LIGHTS are you using and your FAVORITE brand?

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How many lights (fixtures) do you have over your tank?

  • 1

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  • 2

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  • 3 - 4

    Votes: 251 30.2%
  • 5 - 6

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    Votes: 30 3.6%
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StewL6

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Have 4 Reef Brite Lumi Lite Pros one 50/50 and Three Actinic Blues over a 110 gallon tank I salvaged from my fresh water days. Tank has been cycled and ready to go looking forward too the coming Journey. I have had SW Nanos 28 and 22 gallons for years and ready for bigger tank.
 

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4X Radio Xr15 Pro G5
Mounted 9" off the water.
Spaced (from Left to Right on the first set) 8" (LED 1), 17.2" (LED 2)
Spaced (from Right to Left on the 2nd set) 8" (LED 1), 17.2" (LED 2)
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Scheduled intensity 100%
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Par at the sand bed average is 220 to 249
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I currently have 4 Ecotech XR15 G5 Blues and a Aquatic Life T5 hybrid fixture. I plan on adding a 5th Ecotech XR15 G5 Blue though. I have a 225 gal 72x30x24 tank.
 

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4 - 165watt vipraspectra over my 150g mixed reef - SPS dominate. 100% blue - 1% white

1 - 165watt vipraspectra over my 30g frag tank. 50% blue - 1% white

I would absolutely love to try 3 - Phillips Coral Care 2 over my tank but the cost is crazy for name brand lights. Maybe I need to get some tank sponsors for all the upgrades I would love to do. LOL
 

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I had 4 AI Vegas under the hood of a Marineland 250 60x36x25 with mostly softies. They treated me (and the tank) well. I recently upgraded to 3 G5 Radion 30 pros (using their RMS mounting kit). This is in anticipation of a pending new build for a 72x30x24. Tank and stand are a month away! I may need a 4th Radion - will see.
 

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I’m running three viparspectra “165w black boxes” over my 187g display. My acros and especially montipora species are doing great.
 

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My 90 (48x18) has two Radion XR-15 G4s in a full canopy. The Red Sea S-850 (71x26) being delivered this week will have 5 Radion XR-15 G4s in a DIY suspended hood.

PS: I hate light spill.

PPS: I only installed 5 XR-15s in the DIY hood because I had 6 available. So now I have 1 backup light between the two tanks.
 

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Thank you @Sleeping Giant for the QOTD idea!

One piece of equipment that 99.9% of every saltwater reef aquarium hobbyist uses is LIGHTS! It's also no secret that the majority of reefers now choose LED lighting over other types of lighting. (not saying other types are not good options) But how many lights we have and what brand we are using are left up to our specific needs and taste! So let's light it up with some comments today!

1. How many lights (fixtures) do you have over your tank and what's the dimensions of your tank?

2. Which brand(s) of lighting are you using for your reef tank?


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I have 3 Ecotech G2 lights on my 210 gallon mixed reef tank. 72L x 24W x 30H.
I dont do well w SPS corals and am wondering if it's my lights? I rented a Par meter and I have 150 bottom, 250 middle and 350 upper.
 

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I'm running 2 AI Prime 16 HDs. I was using a Fluval Sea light when I first started to keep costs low. I upgraded to the Primes this last winter and the coloration and growth has greatly increased. Tank dimensions are 30 x 12 x 12. The spectrum I'm running is also below.

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3 Kessil 360we over my 180g.
2 Kessil 180w over my 29g.

I also have another Kessil 180w that was over my 25g cube, but not in use currently.

Kessil is my wifes favorite brand. :D
 
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Have you ever had a nano reef tank?

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