Led lights requirements

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  1. Cobusjvr

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    Hi Guys,

    Wonder if anyone here can give me some advice on LED Lights? My tank size is 1.2x 400x400mm. I am thinking of switching over from T5 to LED, seeing that I need to buy new tubes every year it is becoming expensive...., I am currently using 6x54W T5 tubes and my corals and everything else in my tank is doing very well. Please advise me on what type of lights I need (wattage/ Lumens ...), In addition, I see that the prices on E bay are not that expensive has any one bought lights on Ebay?

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  3. rigby

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    hi i have a vertex sr 360 300 i might want to sell it was designed to do a 1m cube tank
     
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    What is your budget? Do you mean 1,2 metre in length? 500 deep is a great depth for LED lighting. Also, if its not broken don't fix it, T5 lighting (the good globes like ATI and geissemann) generally last 18 months.
     
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    Sorry just went and measured it again, my tank is 1.2m (length) x400 (wide) x400 (deep). I am using Red Sea T5, a year and a half goes quickly and the tubes is also expensive if I replace it will cost me around R3000.00. I am running these lights from last year Feb so need to change it in 2 months time, I can rather put the R3000.00 towards LED that will last longer, the colours of the corals also looks better under LED Lights. My budget is anything under R10 000
     
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    Whats your price? Will the lights be sufficient for my tank?
     
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    well the unit was designed to do 1m x 1m x 1m deep , i am sure it should be enough it is a vertex sr 360 300 and has the extra pad in it and also comes with a v link , go and check it out on vetex website
     
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    asking price is R5000
     
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    Thanks Rigby, Will go and look, please do not sell unit until I get back to you at the latest around 3 this afternoon. Were are you situated?
     
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    Hey Cobus, I have an aqua beauty unit is 275 watts, on my tank now and its really great looking for R 5000 for the unit has a solid frame and hanging kit. Lights are remote control and fully programable unit is 4 months old. selling cause Im upgrading my system. I am in Northcliff JHB
     
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    Grr,

    I am really interested in upgrading from my T5 units, JHB is about an hours drive from me, so might it actually might be better to buy from you, I am just waiting for Rigby on his location, Swaziland is a bit far...
     
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    Can we please offer Cobus advice and not turn this into a For Sale thread
     
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    Grr,

    Will get back to you this afternoon also wont keep you waiting, as soon as I have free time I just want look at your lights specs
     
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    i can deliver in protoria
     
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    Super ,

    Thanks this is a great forum. If the lights that's on offer will be enough for my tank size I will gladly buy second hand.
     
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    Cool
     
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    Look at zetlight as well
     
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    Agreed the Zet light are really great
     
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    Rigby,

    Thanks for getting back to me, When will you be able to deliver? and how old (hours approx.) did the lights run?
     
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    With LED's is the wattage still the same, I know that with the T5's I need 1w per 1litre water (approx.) Will that always be the case whether I run my system on T5 or LED's?
     
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    lights running for about 15 months and can make a plan next week to get unit to you
     
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