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Led Lighting Solutions For A 90 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by mv1175, Sep 30, 2018.

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    The dimension of the tank are 48"Wx24"Hx18"D. Will be using pressurized CO2 and ADA aquasoil. I understand that light penetration may be an issue at 24"...and that HC Cuba is on the substrate. I would be prefer to go with an LED lighting solution. Would a single Finnex Ray 2 or Fluval planted 3.0 be enough? Or would I have to have 2 of these fixtures to make it work?
     
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    You will need 2 at the minimum for you are going with either of those 2.
     
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    Thanks Rajkm. Two it is then. Is the a better light that would only require I fixture?
     
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    Actually the 2 is just for spread of light. Those lights will be borderline for growing a lush carpet but as far as commercial fixtures go, they are the economical choice.

    You could look into buying 2x sbreef 16” (if you have a brace) or a single 32” if there is no brace in center. These type of lights come with 3watt LEDs and can provide enough light to be high light setup.
     
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    Checked out these lights and they look awesome. Im suprised in my research I havent encountered these before but then again im a noob here lol.
     
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    Rajkm,

    Do you have much experience with sbreef lights? Been reading on forums and watching youtube videos and I am noticing some concerns with longevity of these lights.
     
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    It’s relatively new, I have had mine for 2 years now.

    They have been in salt water area for longer. Freshwater was started only 2 1/2 years ago
     
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    Thanks for the recommendation. I will mostly llikely go with them. On another note I called fluval to ask about the par rating on the Fluval Plant 3.0 LED Light 48". After a lengthy hold Karen from fluval told me that:

    Depth.........PAR
    3".................545
    6".................270
    12"...............113
    18"...............71
    Hope this helps anyone else looking at these lights
     
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