How many LIGHTS are you using and your FAVORITE brand?

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

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

One tank - 4 Orphek atlantik with 3 OR3 Bars
Other tank - 2- Orphek OR3-150 plus 3 Ai Htdra 26HD

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


My preferred lighting is Orphek followed by Ai Hydra
 

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10 radions g5 xr15’s 8 blues 3 pros over 130gal
5’ tank
 

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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?


1. Only one fixture over a 90 cm long tank

2. aquanest light plus m7 - not only putting out some serious par but does it for the fraction of the price brands mentioned . I wouldn’t change it. No individual LEDs - no disco effect, sleek design, no ugly mounting like many super expensive one and quiet fans
 

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I’m currently running 4x400 watt radium metal halides. The tank is 72”x54”x30” totaling 500 gallons.

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I’m currently running 4x400 watt radium metal halides. The tank is 72”x54”x30” totaling 500 gallons.

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Yes, it looks like the sun.
Wow - sweet!
 

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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 10 radions xr15’s g5 8 blues 2 pros over 130 gal!! I believe lighting is life!!
 

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8x3x2ft 400g display.
4x ledzeal.com mirage x200superblue.
45% peak per channel, 300par on the bottom with an 80% pur measurement.
Each light is about 2ftx9inch
 

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Nothing real fancy over my system. I have 2 SB Extreme 32" (363W per light) supplemented by 2 54W T5HO flourescents on the display.

The frag tank has a 165W Black Box LED.

Funeral is running 2 full spectrum par 38s.
 

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2. Used to be 2 Kessil AP700's. Now 1 Kessil AP700 and an Aquatic Life Hybrid T-5 fixture.

My favorite brand by far is Kessil. I dive and nothing else besides MH creates a shimmer close to that of the natural ocean that I've seen. IME, they are also very well built and long lasting lights.
 
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