Lights for my 55 gallon reef

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  1. edc_aquarium

    edc_aquarium Active Member

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    I’m trying to find the cheapest lights for my 55 gallon reef tank can you guys help me find them
     
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    leds, or anything? I would put a 4 bulb t5 fixture over a 55.
     
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    Where can I find that ?
     
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    skiergd011013 Well-Known Member

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    I got mine on amazon. I got a wavepoint fixture. If you want to spend a bit more, you could get an ATI sunpower fixture from bulkreef supply. assuming your 55 is the standard 48" length, a 48" 4 bulb fixture would take care of your needs. If you go t5's, i can help you pick out bulbs as well. Most people get rid of the bulbs that come with the fixtures and get better ones.
     
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    I got mine on amazon. I got a wavepoint fixture. If you want to spend a bit more, you could get an ATI sunpower fixture from bulkreef supply. assuming your 55 is the standard 48" length, a 48" 4 bulb fixture would take care of your needs. If you go t5's, i can help you pick out bulbs as well. Most people get rid of the bulbs that come with the fixtures and get better ones.
     
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    sorry, computers going a little crazy.....
     
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    I think you shouldn't necesarilly go for the "cheapest". Do a bit of research on the forums, check out the specific lighting forum, see what style you prefer and see what options there are out there for that particular style of light.

    You will run into problems by just getting the cheapest of everything. You will find that a little bit more money now will save you a lot of money and frustration down the road. Now, I am not saying you need to buy the most expensive light, but just try to understand through some research the different options and their benefits.

    If you aren't doing coral, I'd say the cheaper route may work but if your doing coral, it is better to invest in a decent fixutre.
     
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    I have a 5 month old led orbit system I have had great success with just went to higher output lights to grow other Corals. It’s yours for 100
     
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    saltyfilmfolks Lights! Camera! Reef! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor

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    That’s very cool of you.
     
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