led lighting

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  1. Nemo84

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    Hi Masa
    I'm looking at definatley going led for my lighting
    My tank dimensions are 1000 x 500 x 500. I will be keeping some sps and other corals
    My question is how many led chips do I need for a happy tank ?
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Are you doing a DIY unit?
     
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    Nemo84

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    Yup
     
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    Nemo84

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    Do I need led uv lights in the display tank?
     
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    Yes if you want your corals colors to pop. The uv leds are like actinic bulbs.
     
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    Nemo84

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    Okay cool going to order as well
     
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    another good link:

    LED University

    I used these guidelines for my DIY unit with awesome results
     
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    Dude why on earth do you want to pop your corals?
     
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    HAHA referring to their colours.
     
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    I`m lost, please explain
     
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    @Toxic it means it brings out the color of the corals more so that they seem brighter or that is how i understand it.
     
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    Cool dude, you guys speak a difrent language... al seems Greek
     
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    Haha you will pick up what everything means. It took me a while to learn what all the abbreviations meant.
     
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    LED lights make your colours of the corals really come out compared to other types of lighting. hence the word pop.
     
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    I have 2 brand new 192w Dimmable LED units for sale in the Hardware for sale section!
    1 would be perfect for this tank if its gonna be SPS dominated.
    Only R4500;)
     
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    Nemo84

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    Already bought the leds and drivers paid R 800 for everything. Only problem is the drivers are not dimmable but will order a decent drver over the weekend.
    What material can I use for the housing of the leds ? Was thinking perspex but only comes in big sheets ,any ideas
     
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    Nemo84

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    What colour led chips do I for moonlight ?
     
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    Blue.
     
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    Do I need red as I bought blue and white still waiting for my uv chips
     

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