What lights are you using?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by viper357, 5 Jun 2016.

Voter count: 507
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What lights are over your tank?

  1. Metal Halide

    5 vote(s)
    1.0%
  2. Metal Halide/T5 combo

    23 vote(s)
    4.5%
  3. T5's

    117 vote(s)
    23.1%
  4. T5/LED combo

    61 vote(s)
    12.0%
  5. LED's

    292 vote(s)
    57.6%
  6. Other

    9 vote(s)
    1.8%
  1. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    I'm curious to see who's using what type of lighting over their tanks? Please vote on the poll above, thanks. :)
     
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  3. EFJ

    EFJ Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I have a Vertex SR260 LED over my tank. Lighting up nothing but rock :(.
     
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    viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    lol, it's not funny I know, but it is odd how we can be kept amused by just having rocks in water. :p
     
  5. Vleis Visagie

    Vleis Visagie

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    Aquabeauty 35w LED. Small but I like it.
     
  6. EFJ

    EFJ Moderator MASA Contributor

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    True, true:lol::lol::lol:.
     
  7. EFJ

    EFJ Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Aquabeauty are nice lights and gives of nice colours.:thumbup:
     
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  9. RiaanP

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    Running LED over my Main display and my hospital tank.
    T5 over my frag tanks.
     
  10. Ridwaan

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    T5
    I feel to say something but Im rather going to keep quiet...lol
     
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  11. 459b

    459b Moderator

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    T5 for me
     
  12. CameL

    CameL

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    Im struggling to decide between the zetlight and pharos, currently have the pharos over the tank. i will put the zetlight up for a few weeks and see how the corals respond and decide from there.
     
  13. Brendan6

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    Zetlight and a Kelo light.

    When my 1.3m gets set up it will be Zetlight with T5s and my frag tank will remain with the Kelo LED unit.
     
  14. Bigbone

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    I have 2x vertix illumina SR260 units (300mm units) on my 1.2x600x600
     
  15. BAD FISH

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    Zetlight LED
     
  16. 4age

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    2 ghl mitras 6200 hv units..although I think I might be agreeing with what @Ridwaan is thinking.lol
     
  17. 459b

    459b Moderator

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    With so many thinking what @Ridwaan is thinking, shouldnt one of us just say it?
     
  18. 4age

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    ok il do it.lol

    I reckon for overall coral health and colour, t5 is better than led. I am planning to incorporate t5 lighting with my led units for better light spread and less shading of corals

    That being said, I reckon the running costs of good quality t5 units and bulbs are a prohibiting factor
     
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    Agree.
    Problem i have with LEDs is the rate at which they changing. There doesnt seem to be any benchmark or clear guideline of how many watts/brand of chip/colour/depth/etc to indicate what you need. Buying seems to be done purely on light spread so who knows if you providing too much.
     
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  21. zak

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    I've been testing the T5/LED combo quite extensively. I've got some of the best LED's running on a DIY unit, 42 * XTE Royal blue with a bunch of Cree XML's. I think LED's look incredible in the blue end of the spectrum, and for moonlight purposes. HOWEVER, they do seem to lack that "crispness" that T5's offer. I actually find the shimmer that LED's bring to be quite bothersome, I do prefer the crisp clean look of T5's. As for growth, I've had that on both T5's and LED's. First prize for me is a combination of both LED's and T5..
     
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  22. TaahirS

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    @zak, mind starting a thread with pics of your build?
     

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