Kent Bio Reef 94ltr LED options

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Hi all, have a 94ltr tank with couple T5 bulbs in hood but want to go led, only initially want to spend around £150 so looking at either a second hand ebay ai prime or brand new viparspectra 150w of course run at low %,  I understand I will have to go open top

Currently only have zoas, hammer and mushroom

Any recommendations?

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I recently got a second-hand viparspectra 165W for a little frag tank experiment. It is my first foray into LED lights so not a lot to compare it to, but so far pretty impressed. Has a nice colour to it, seems easy to adjust and quiet. Still too early to confirm how the corals will grow under it, but pleased with it.

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What shape is the tank?  A prime has square output, the viparspectra has rectangular output. 

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Chinese Black Box? 168W usually about 150

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What shape is the tank?  A prime has square output, the viparspectra has rectangular output.
More of a rectangular shape

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Will let you guys know, went with the vipar, but will be a little while until I design a hanging kit I can live with

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Will let you guys know, went with the vipar, but will be a little while until I design a hanging kit I can live with

That's the bugger with those lights.  I used an IQuatics hanging rail for mine.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/iQuatics-Universal-Aquarium-Lighting-Mounting-Kit-Hanging-System-1200mm-/172244654812

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Luckily as mine is only over a frag tank and tucked away in a corner I have gone with a heavy duty garage style hook and hung it from that!

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Will let you guys know, went with the vipar, but will be a little while until I design a hanging kit I can live with

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Are you removing the entire hood? Or cutting a section?

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Are you removing the entire hood? Or cutting a section?
Gonna have to remove hood as should be a good 8 to 10" from water level

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Well here goes, fabricated a bracket at work, over engineered but I like it, initially settings 5% white and 10% blues, open top at moment but have a perspex sheet coming from Ebay soon


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