*POLL* What’s the recommended lighting for SPS

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What’s the better lighting for SPS

  • GHL MITRAS

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • ORPHEK ATLANTIK

    Votes: 5 6.6%
  • ECOTECH RADION

    Votes: 21 27.6%
  • T5 / LED HYBRID

    Votes: 49 64.5%

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I use a Reef Flare on my nano and it pushed out 600+ PAR at 100% on my 1’ deep tank. I’d recommend looking into that as they’re truly worth it. Put it this way; my SPS have new growth within the first week of adding them to the tank.
Here’s just 3 of my SPS in the tank under blue light rather late into the night.
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I voted Radion. But I own a ReefBreeders Photon V2. Don’t own any sps presently but I’ve got a few on the way from a couple recent live sales .
 

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I know it has just come out and I’ll probably be getting one which will be all I need for a 2x2 50 gallon cube, but The new Reefi uno 2.0 pro probably the best choice 114 leds/ 270 watts, better color, more power and spread, and cheaper than all the others. Also comes with a 3 year warranty.
 

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Too many variables to say. Mounting height, budget, plans to mount, etc

Radion and Mitras are great out of those. Mitras has poor software IME.

Neptune Sky is a good choice as well IMO.

Orphek, I’ll never use their stuff
Why not ? why you would never use theri stuff ?
 

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I voted t5/led as that’s the best lighting on the list that I have had hands on experience with, but I have been super impressed by the Philips coral care gen 2.

Unfortunately the brs video presents it as a much worse light than it is. It pulls its power from having a fuller spectrum, which is critical for SPS growth, health, and coloration. I find corals look much better under blues when given 5-6 hours of peak, full spectrum lighting.
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I’m very surprised with the Orphek feedback
They’re good lights with bad software, and they still perform better with t5 supplements. I have a buddy with 7 or 8 over a 7 foot tank and he still uses several t5 ‘s for more coverage. In the end, is it worth the premium price above other lights if you’re still potentially supplementing with t5’s? At least that’s my thoughts.
 

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Please vote on best lighting for SPS growth and overall performance . I’ve excluded Metal Halide as I will not be looking into this option
doesn't matter. as long as the par is adequate and you can get the spectrum you want out of it. I have kessil 360x and orphek led bars in my frag tanks, and radions and orphek led bars in my display.
 
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