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lighting a 250 gallon tank

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by islanddave, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. islanddave

    islanddave Subscriber

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    I need some advice on lighting this monster. It measures 60 l x 36 d x 27h. It was going to be a reef tank.but I guess the pull of having another planted tank is strong. Also the high maintenance and cost of a reef scared me off.


    I would like the tank to be a nature aquarium with co2.injection. open to suggestions.


    Thanks
     
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    BuildMyLed.com highest par ratings around for LEDs efficient as well...
     
  3. islanddave

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    Oh yeah sorry I thought I mentioned it in my post but I didn't I would not deal with that company anymore I had a bad experience with their.products and even though they refunded my money minus a restock fee. ......restocking what I asked lights that wouldn't work? I lost a lot of.mo ey in brokerage and duties plus taxes plus having my tank crash.....so never again. Plus I found their lights to be very dim lumen wise yes.tbey might have good par but I also enjoy.looking at my tank and if it.always looks dark I find it.very annoying.never again
     
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    Does anyone have any experience with ati sun power fixtures?Would a 48" x 8 54w unit light this tank. I got the impression that the dimmable units have problems with them


    Thanks
     
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    Hey Islanddave,


    Perhaps check out http://www.reefbreeders.com and look at the Photon or Photon-W LED fixtures, and use a planted tank spectrum. Their lights, while they dont have the bells and whistles like wifi/weather/etc, do have wireless controls and ramp up/down and their par seems to be insane and should be able to work with your tank height. It may be tricky though to find a good combo of their lights with your exact tank specs. They have a light fixtures x tank tizes spreadsheet on their FAQ that may be some assistance. Or you could just contact them directly. They would be more than happy to work something out.
     
  6. islanddave

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    Thanks for the suggestions.........I'm hoping Tom Barr might respond you have helped.me a great deal in the past. Actual height of the inside glass is 25" and with 3" of substrate so total height would be 22"............yup I'm good at math LOL. I am thinking maybe ATI dimmable sunpower.but have they bresolved their issues?
     
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