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LED needs for a Pico


AlexNY

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Hey everyone,

 

This is my first post on here. I recently bought an Aqueon evolve 2, which I am planning to run as a Pico reef. While it's billed as a 2 gallon, the display is probably more like 1.5-1.75.

 

The tank came with an LED fixture on an arm over the tank which seems fairly bright to me for most applications. I've run a 43 gallon mixed reef, 10 gallon BioCube, and a 200 gallon FOWLR tank in the past but its been 5 or 6 years. I've enclosed a picture of the display (lit) and the fixture itself. What are your thoughts on using the LED as is? I've been thinking about replacing it with a PAR30 bulb set up but as you can see there's not a lot of room in the location I've chosen (kitchen counter). Any thoughts?

 

Another option I was considering is maybe adding another fixture with more blue diodes to offset the white in the stock fixture.

 

Thanks!!

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Commented on your other post but the stock lighting will produce growth in most soft corals but that's about it. I upgraded mine to a 8watt led fixture from wave point with 4blue and 4 white, I've had lots of growth from my zoas and my shrooms seem to being just fine as well. Plan on putting some lps in it within the next couple of weeks

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