Frag Tank lighting

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Dean Schreuder, 24 Feb 2016.

  1. Dean Schreuder

    Dean Schreuder

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    Hi everyone, what light would be best for frags? Good quality T5s or Leds?
    what will give the best growth as well as recovery light? I know led is quite sharp..
     
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  3. 459b

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    Best would be the same lights the mother colony lives under
     
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    Leds are the way i would say
     
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    Depends on the water depth more than the option between LEDS or T5.

    Having a shallow frag tank and high powered Leds is a waste of money. After all its a frag tank. I cannot justify running 2 Radion Leds above my frag tank. I got good growth with normal old T5 tubes. First frag tank is only 70mm deep and 2 T5 tubes. Second frag tank is 250mm deep and also 2 T5 tubes. If I had SPS in there I would use my other T5 unit with 4 tubes.

    What is the depth of your frag tank? And what type of corals do you want to frag?
     
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