LED Lighting Upgrades for 90 Gallon Reef

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Hi everyone,

I plan on upgrading the lighting on my 90 gallon reef soon. It’s 48” long and 24” high. I only have and plan on keeping mostly softies and some LPS, and maybe a squamosa. I just want to make sure there’s enough light penetration since it is a deeper tank, but also give my tank better growth than I get now.

Thanks so much as always everyone and have a good one.
 
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Are you thinking leds? How much do you want to spend?
I just love LED’s because of how customizable they are. But I know they’re the most expensive ones up there. If there’s one LED fixture available that would suit the 90 then I would probably spent around $1000 max. Other than that I’d probably go for 2 fixtures side by side maybe a few hundred each.
 

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There are a ton of options out there but this is what I use. You won't be disappointed.


If you really want to break the bank then two of these would be incredible

 
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There are a ton of options out there but this is what I use. You won't be disappointed.


If you really want to break the bank then two of these would be incredible

Oh yes I have read about the Phonton V2’s. That’s the type of LED’s I like personally. One long fixture rather than 2-3 smaller ones like AI primes or something.
 
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Oh yes I have read about the Phonton V2’s. That’s the type of LED’s I like personally. One long fixture rather than 2-3 smaller ones like AI primes or something.
Yep I totally agree. I'm not sure why everybody wants a bunch of lights when one long one looks so much better (to me anyways)

Heres another option. I haven't used the newer sb reef lights but they have always been a solid company and I have heard good things about these

 
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Yep I totally agree. I'm not sure why everybody wants a bunch of lights when one long one looks so much better (to me anyways)

Heres another option. I haven't used the newer sb reef lights but they have always been a solid company and I have heard good things about these

Yes I’ll look into both of those. I’m honestly really considering the first one. I’ve read about them before and they’re incredible lights. Thank you so much for the help :)
 

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There are a ton of options out there but this is what I use. You won't be disappointed.


If you really want to break the bank then two of these would be incredible

This is the light I have and I'm happy with it.
 
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