What is the best bang for your buck leds

Discussion in 'Aquarium Lighting By Dana Riddle' started by Zazzy, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. Zazzy

    Zazzy Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I currently have a T5 on my 90 gallon as well as some cheap leds that do nothing. Trying to spend under 500$ for some good led ehich can handle most corals. Any suggestions?!
     

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    DIY....no soldering....two strips of gu10 bulbs will do it....about $150, maybe less.
     
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    I put two 165w mars aqua led fixtures on my 75. Less than $200 shipped for both. More than capable to grow almost anything. Just not as much controllability as other lights. No timer. IMG_5986.JPG
     
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    prsnlty Jackie R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Sbreef.com has some really nice leds
     
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    A lot of buzzers and bells come with different brand lights. I believe that these are there to make the reefer happy and not the reef. MH systems have been growing beautiful coral for many years with only on/off capability.
    If you can live without some of these must have features, then you can save yourself quite a bit right there.

    I currently have one 32" SB Reef Light that has out produced and out performed two Radion Gen3 G30s. Less then $300 is out performing more then $1,700.
    But I don't have some features and on line programmability [ which I think is a major pain]. But I do have more par, coverage, and I think better spectrum.
     
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