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  1. jono

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    hi fellow reefers

    I have a question. Currently i have 2 125w metal hailides and t5combo in terms of the blue tubes. A friend who sells led lighting said to me i should take my hailides out and replace them woth 10w led floodlamps. So the question i ask will this work and would the corals flourish under these lights?

    All opinions or facts welcome

    Cheers
     
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    You'll need to give the exact specs of the LEDs before we can give proper feedback
     
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    my first guess is no, why? i sell LED floodlights and the colour spectrum is not perfect for corals per say, while it might work in the short term, i dont advise it.

    its great for algae, so it could benefit corals, but it will also fuel nuisance algae too so one slight nutrient spike and good luck :p
     
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    I use the 10W led spotlight in my Refugium, Its great for macro algea
     
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    yip me too
    I got 2 of them running. They are now really cheap from the Chinese shops. Around R100 to R110.
    @brentv brought some special LED spotlights back with him from China. They were higher Calvin rating and worked nicely.
     
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