Fluval marine&Reef LED light

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Hello I'm new to the hobby I've had a huge success on my juwel 190 trigon as a tropical I'm now in the process of setting it up into a marine I've had it drilled ready for the plumbing it's 2 feet deep (60cm) would my light I've brought be suitable for softies and some LPS as this is what my LFS told me any advice would be great
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Softies yes and LPS depending on placement that's a high K rating on the lights.

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25000k it gives out
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Reply #3

Looking at the tank you have fit marine T5 tubes would be a better option as that's what my dads one use to run :)

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Yeah I have a pair of old T5 lighting system I use to run on my tropical I might run a hybrid of T5 and the led system I brought today

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That would be ideal :)

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Great I have seen some of the most successful aquariums are combination of two light sources :)
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Reply #7

Yeah but they are generally high end hybrid lighting systems but for softies what you have will be fine as well as some LPS if you keep them high :)

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I'm lucky at the moment as I have nothing just the fluval light so I'm useing you guys to guide me through it all aha :D
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Reply #9

Everyone has different opinions which you will find on forums I can only advise you on what I know and have had first hand experience with as I set dads tank up which is exactly the same as yours and I kept it very basic

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Yeah I've been told to keep it very simple as you will have more success
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Reply #11

yea that light is not really a marine coloured light by its self. use that with some whiter lights like you've said and I'm sure it will work a treat :)

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Yeah it's understandable as fluval are now only bringing out the salt water side of things I knew it was never gonna match razor or radion but for the price it's extremely worth it
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I had this light and even my zoas suffered, it was my first salt water and I had researched and seen that LEDS were the best bet with marine tanks and if you are on a budget t5 bulbs and thus assumed this would be appropriate but alas no all my corals even zoas high in the water started closing and then all were shut and my hard corals were going white (Bleaching, its caused by poor lighting amongst other things but this was likely the cause of mine as when I changed the lighting to a TMC 900 which is the perfect size for my m90 and low and behold within a week they were all but a couple that have cyano bacteria attacking them, doing my best to treat it with none chemical methods but its not going amazingly but not as bad as it could be either. I chose the TMC 900 as it was the best price for the power, when searching for a marine led be aware that most reasonably priced ones that actually work have to be suspended from your ceiling and unless you know where your supporting beams are if you have any at all is a nightmare. I know £400 is a lot to spend on a light but that is pretty much the cheapest light that will actually do the job and that actually functions properly, plus its fully programmable to internal timers you set yourself which is reasonably easy to do if you read the instructions and has a STUNNING blue spectrum and a lovely very white day light, the amber and red are great too, nice and subtle. Just my two cents but honestly I would not even open the box if it hasn't been opened and return them to the shop or sell on ebay and buy something better. Obvs shop option better as you might get a chance to get new lights on the day. If this is not possible then you will have no choice but to use the light, unless you don't have corals yet?

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I've lost the receipt to it though which is stoping me I'm going to use this light for my algae in sump and get mikes maxspect razor just after Christmas now as we've looked every where for the receipt and can't so yeah
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