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Struggling with light choice

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Hello all,

So ive been scouring through the net now for a couple days looking endlessly for the right LED lighting solution for my tank without breaking the bank (hard thing to achieve). I want to be able to manage soft corals and have the potential to grow more advanced later on.  My tank size is 60x18x24, im looking to spend about £200 max. Ive seen a few products that hit that mark(ish). Could you let me know your thoughts and any suggestions you have?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261538922351 x3 of them

Jebao Dense Matrix LED AK-60 - Unsure of the quantity i'd need but i cant afford Kessils.

Thanks for any replies.

Marty

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Hi Chris

The ones you linked first don't actually look that bad here is an excellent thread reviewing them

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2474870

Have a good read I've not read it all but they do look an interesting light choice for the money :)

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Do you think i should be going for the 3no Marty or try the 2 as the 2 would be the lights would equate to 32inches long which is just over half of my tank. Im just thinking of the light spread to the corners.


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Reply #3

3 would give good coverage I haven't read that whole post yet to see if there was any negative reviews so make sure you have a good read having never used them myself I cannot comment on quality but that above thread from what I see so far they don't seem that bad at all for the money and any issues was soon sorted.

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Yes I got the same 165 watt ones there not bad for budget lights just have to dim them up and down  manually

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Yes I got the same 165 watt ones there not bad for budget lights just have to dim them up and down  manually
3 should cover yours nice

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Reply #6

I have a mars and it's great though in cupboard at moment because of my hydra. I think all singing all dancing Led  can be pain.Buy the mars replace the fans for some from maplin very cheap less than a tenner for 2 and remove the lenses of the led bulbs and then your good to go.I loved the blue light with mine.I may put it back on again and see how.it looks.

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