LED lights

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  1. Raven

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    Hi guys,
    I'm in process of upgrading my lights.
    At this stage I've 3 T5's (2 white - 1 blue 80W), but these lights are more than a year old.
    I want to get me some corals and/or clams which will require more lights.
    The tank dim (145 * 45 * 48) (l*w*h)
    So here is what i'm looking for:
    1. 1 MH 250 W 14 K
    2. 3 T5 80 W White (10000K)
    3. 2 T5 80 W Blue (20000K)

    Thus i will have 8 T5's in total....

    But then I've noted that one of the sponsors are selling
    [FONT='Arial','sans-serif']LED - Rio Mini Sun - Daylight & Deep Sea Blue.(5 White LED, 5 Blue LED)[/FONT]
    [FONT='Arial','sans-serif']My question/s:[/FONT]
    [FONT='Arial','sans-serif']1. Can one use these LED lights instead of the T5 or MH - if not what is this used for...?
    2. Are anyone using this lights?
    3. Is the amount of lights that i've mentioned above sufficient or a bit excessive?
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    [FONT='Arial','sans-serif']Thanks
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  3. Warr7207

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    No moonlights can't be used in place of T5's. They are used to simulate moonlight. I run my after lights out, allows night time viewing of the tank
     
  4. Alfie

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    8 40w t5's at a depth of 48cm will be sufficient to keep clams, SPS etc. I ran mine on 8 54w t5's. Just get ome decent lights like ATI (Especially the blue plus from ATI).
     
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    yip alfie is right, 8 t5's will be fine.
    Or you can go for two MH 10000K and 2 actanic t5's
     

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