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Lighting advise

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Hi guys

Ok my tank is 100cm x 80 x80 currently I have a TMC v2 600 which isn’t enough, good spectrum in the middle, fades out on the outer 1/4 each side. Things such as stylophora are all doing well in the middle LPS and softies doing well all over. However I want to look at getting some acros and sure my current lighting just won’t cut the mustard. I don’t have the budget for top top end lighting but don’t want to scrimp on something like good lighting, for growing and visual reason. What would you guys recommend. Some of the lighting I’ve looked at so far all look pretty good

* TMC v2 900 / 1200 - fits budget
* AI Prime - compact
* AI Hydra
* Radion - look great, use with my Votech MP’s but quite pricey
* Kessel

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Reply #1

Hi at just over 3ft long you would need 2 primes but that would be what I would go for or have a look at the maxpect razors or the radions but again you would need at least 2 xr15’s


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Cheers Asco, looking at the maxpect they look ok but I’m toying with replacing the tank next year as I’m regretting going sumpless when starting out, Primes would be ideal as I can just add another if I go bigger; how do the Primes compare with the Hydras, as I say I have a mixed reef but wanting to get a few Acro’s and just want to ensure the lighting is adequate. Do many good LED lights come up on here for sale ?

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Reply #3

It would be a good idea to go for something modular then like the prime of hydra. A hydra 26 is basically 2 primes in one and a 52 is 3 primes in one.

No they don’t come up for sale on hear very often. I bought a new one the other day because I couldn’t find a second hand one.


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