New to LED - please advize

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Reaper, 28 Oct 2014.

  1. Reaper

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    Hey all.

    Seeing as I haven't had a tank since 2008, I'm soooo way out of everything new...:m09:

    I'm in the process of either designing or buying a tank again, and most of the equipment I want is more or less the same, but not with the lights. How efficient is LED lighting (more specifically the complete units) compared to what we all use, T5's and MH's? Also, is it the same LED's they use in those units as the ones sold at local hardware stores etc?

    I really like the Pharos 90W Cree ( Pharos 90W Cree Wireless Controled Intelligent LED Module | Reef Aquatics, Online Aquarium Store in Cape Town, reef aquarium equipment, marine fish and corals ) which cycles through the sun, cloud and moon stages, but I'm not sure if it will be sufficient light for softies and lps's.

    Please let me know, so I can finalize the budget :m33:
     
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    Pharos unit should be sufficient for softies and lps. What is the depth of your tank?

    I don't think that they are the same leds like at the hardware store but I'm not sure.
     
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    Reaper

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    That is awesome news... I checked them out at ReefAquatics' website - wanna go into the shop.

    The tank I'm considering would be 600 deep.

    Want to see if I can make my own custom canopy with custom led's in, so will have to do some research...
     
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    you can also consider DIY ... but once you go LED you dont go back :)
     
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    @TaahirS thanks for the rec, pharos led modules have been proved to do an awesome job from softies to lps right up to growing all sps. Our customers tanks says it all.
    @Reaper Give us a shout I will advise best I can.
     
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    Pharos all the way, got mine a couple of weeks ago, have a mixed reef system, my corals have never looked so good!
     
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    Pharos are amazing lights , got my 2x 130 w units a few weeks ago and must admit they are slimline and Got my 2x 130w Pharos units from Reef Aquatics and all I can say is that they are simply amazing .
     
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