MH vs LED

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by BlastoM, 23 Oct 2012.

  1. BlastoM

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    Just a quick thought!

    LED light produces no UV rays at all ? Is this right for corals if you compare it to the MH which do have a slight bit of Uv output?
     
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    You get UV LEDs and the new units that dont have them as standard has extra pads that you can install.
     
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    Hi guys I'm extremely new to the saltwater game I have been a freshwater man for years. I joined MASA to learn as much as i can before setting up my tank.
    I will be starting to slowly buy my equipment soon, the plan is to set up a reef and one day house a nennie so I know a MH would be a must, but is there an LED setup that can replace MH, I'm sure MH have a high ESKOM bill.
     
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    @marius im still not 100 percent convinced ! MH you don't think are the best replica of the sun?
     
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    You can buy a proven LED unit that will grow corals or attempt building your own.
    see below a question i asked and the responses.
    Much much easier buying MH as i cant afford a Vertex or Radion
     
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