Lights for a cube ?

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  1. SkyWalker

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    Hello Guy's

    I am thinking of upgrading to a 900x900x650 cube, which light will I need to use ?
     
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    in my opinion, how much do you have to spend - as you know top of the range will hurt you if you on a tight or reasonable budget.
     
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    I would like to buy the correct lighting the first time. even if it takes few months extra.

    Previous setup I had 2x 150w 15 000k metal halides with 4x t5's not sure if MH are still popular because I see alot of guy's are using LED's
     
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    For that size, you might be ok for about R5000 if you go LED's and can be patient enough to wait for a second hand unit to become available. You probably need 2 units back to front for that wide tank. For T5's you might get a reasonable unit for a little less, but then you have to factor in bulb replacement cost 12 to 18 months down the line.
     
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    MH's are still good as well for growing corals, but most people have moved away from that due to the electricity costs as well as the heat it releases.
     
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    so LED's will be sufficient ?
     
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    Yes, if you get the right ones. Look at the 3w chips, Cree or Bridgelux are normally the best.
     
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    Thanks,
     
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    Kessil and AI make really nice lights!
     
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