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Old 04/02/2021, 02:13 PM   #1
m1keol
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120 gallon lighting

Hello, I am setting up my 120g tank, actually have everything together, but the light that I am using is having all sorts of issues (ATI SunPower non dimmable) I'm looking to replace this with something else. I was in the hobby about 6 years ago and tried LEDs and had no luck with them. Have they made improvements since then? Are people going back to MH or T5? On my old tank I had a radium MH and had much success with that. Are people running hybrids now? Any recommendations or help is appreciated thanks.

Side note how many radions would I need for a 48" tank 2 I'd imagine.


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Old 04/02/2021, 04:20 PM   #2
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Still an Led market followed by T5, & Hybrids, MH down low on the list but still a great choice.
Ocean Revive T-247 is a good LED & @ least 2 units.
Have you seen BRS series on LED lighting?


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Old 04/02/2021, 07:25 PM   #3
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Have you seen BRS series on LED lighting?
I have no I will look for it or could you link it. Thanks


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Old 04/03/2021, 08:13 AM   #4
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There are too many to link.
Just go to You Tube & put in BRS lighting.


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Old 04/03/2021, 02:39 PM   #5
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I started my 120DT with a pair of AI Sol blues in 2013 and upgraded to a pair of radion XR30G4 pros a few years ago. About doubled my par levels running the radions at 70%. I love the adjustability of them. I use the AB+ program and it gives good color rendition without too much blue.


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Old 04/05/2021, 06:46 AM   #6
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tried LEDs and had no luck with them
What issues did you have?


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Old 04/07/2021, 01:17 AM   #7
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I was in the hobby about 6 years ago and tried LEDs and had no luck with them.
Have they made improvements since then?
https://www.reefi-lab.com/product/re...d-duo-extreme/
Yes

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Are people going back to MH or T5?
Some. The common route is MH/t5 hybrids.


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Are people running hybrids now?
Yes but which hybrid depends. Most popular seems to be leds w/ t5 supplements. Actually sometimes hard to say who supplements who.


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Side note how many radions would I need for a 48" tank 2 I'd imagine.
Depends on length width depth and goals.

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