If You're Serious About Lighting, Know This

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

  1. Newb73

    Newb73 Valuable Member Partner Member 2018

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    @Dana Riddle

    If you are ever in Augusta drop by with your gear.

    I've got two Kessil A360ws, two Kessil A360We, 3 Hydra 52s, Two Kessil A150s and some T5s.

    Be happy to let you take some measurements and check out what's growing well under what
     

  2. Dana Riddle

    Dana Riddle Valuable Member Staff Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Expert Contributor Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Is this Fish Connection?
     
  3. underwaterworld

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    Great write up! I second on making it a sticky.
     
  4. YumaMan

    YumaMan Active Member

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    Thanks for this glossary of lighting terms, Dana. Now I can talk to my teenager intelligently. :)
     
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    Thank you for the info. Following.

    2x hydra 52’s mixed with 4x54w ati.
     
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  6. cajunreef985

    cajunreef985 Active Member West Palm Beach Reefer Louisiana Reef Club

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    THANK YOU!
     
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  7. Sarah24!

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    Just curious I have a 240 gallon tank now and I have had it for 6 months. Before that I had a 125 and I had two fluval marine 2.0. Every one made fun of me and said ohh you need hydras or ecotech yet my coral grew faster and better than theirs did with fancy lights. Now I have two of the current marine pros (not the marine ic pros that worknw the loop system, ones right before it. Plus I run the same fluvals but have three of the shorter ones instead of the two longer ones. Anyway on my new tank I tried hydras and ecotech to see the difference. Honestly I don’t see what the big hype is? What am I missing? I choose the currents and fluvaks over the hydras and ecotechs. My tank has amazing color and growth. Here are pics of my 6 month old 240, and 80% of my coral is new. Long story on what happened to all my old coral.

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    I use t5 and radions.. I have great growth!!
     
  9. cwk84

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    Way too complicated and even knowing all of this will not get you closer to a natural reef environment. The best lighting option is still T5 in my opinion. LED's have too much wiggle room and MH's suck up electricity like nothing else.
     
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