What LED lighting to use on a 75 gallon

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  1. Adam Hurley

    Adam Hurley New Member

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    I was wondering what would be a good lighting setup for my 75 g. 48x18x21 I Wanted to get the kessil ap-700 but kind of expensive. if i can get lights cheaper that work good that would be great.

    Looking to keep both sps and lps

    Any suggestions will help.
     
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    saltyfilmfolks Lights! Camera! Reef! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Reef Squad

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    It's really all bout the budget. Bells and whistles cost money. Name brands too.

    You could use 2-3 Chinese black boxes for 89 each. 2-3 sbreeflight for 130 (my fave). Plain Jane and off with your own timers.
    Some get a 30 or 32in (300 w ) bb and use that.
    Sb has other models so check those out.
    Next in the $$ is ocean revive t247 again 2-4 of those is fine.

    Reefbreeders is in there next too

    At that point you could run 3-4 kessil 160 for low to med light stuff.
    Then 3-4 kessil 360. Higher light stuff.
     
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    ritter6788 Coral Fraud Private Eye Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Spotlight Award Photo of the Month Award Partner Member 2018

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    I used the chinese black boxes on mine for years. All comes down to how much you want to spend.
     
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    Cody.P Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    I would also use the Ocean Revives! Been running them over my 180 for about three years and they work great! I have a little of everything: sps, lps, Zola’s, shrooms.
    Highly recommend them. I think the model with the built in timer is about $200 a unit. Two would probably cover your tank.
     
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    Tucker64 Well-Known Member

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    I own a AP700 and two radion gen 3 pros. I use the kessil on my display which is a 120 (48x24) and love it. The color mixing is way better on the kessil which is why I use it on the display. You can buy the radions used right now for $350 easily. Just might take a few attempts because most are trying to get 400+ for them. The kessils seem to hold value better though. Haven't seen a used one go for less than $650
     
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    If you want to go cheaper I would totally go with 2 smaller or one bigger SB Reef lights. Next up I would just get the AP700
     
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    Thank you everyone for your help all the information helps me a lot.
     
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