My new tank lighting

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  1. Claundyke

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    Hi guys

    I'm currently busy with my 1400 x 1400 x 700 marine tank build. Which lights would work best to give sufficient light and coral growth with nice features.

    Running Zt 6600's on my current tank but feel like getting something new for the new build.
     
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    What type of lights are you wanting? LED's?
     
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    What would you recommend?
     
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    Im going to do both sps and lps
     
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    Best Imo is hybrid T5/LED. But for led options:

    4 x Radion XR30W Pros - 14k each. If you want you could also buy the radion mounting arms, think they're over a grand each though

    4 x Kessils A360WE about 6,5k each. Gooseneck mount is around a grand as well.

    Both of the above would probably cover 1.2x1.2m for sps. But if you raise them a bit it will cover your tank, with sps in the middle.

    4 x Pharos 130 watt units. About 5k each incl. Mounting brackets or suspension kit. Think you'll need to buy a controller for an extra grand if you want to do dimming. Manufacturer says that each unit covers 90x60. So 4 will cover 1.8x1.2.

    A non sponsor has 1.2m T5/LED Hybrid units. Think they cover like 1.6x80cm each. So you'd need two next to each other. They're about 14k each. Think he has a few more options as well. But not sure on specs, can pm me for his number.
     
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    Think your best option if you don't have that kind of cash is to keep monitoring the for sale section for something.
     
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    Yhanks for the info. Will do some investigation to see which would work best. Zetlights ? What do you think of them? Currently using on my othed tank
     
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    Never used zetlights. Heard they're decent though.
     
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