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My brand new JBJ 30gal rimless A.I.O. cube...

Taking it slow, staring with CaribSea Ocean Direct sand, soon will get some rock, maybe some Real Reef 2.1.


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Very cool. What kind of light are you using? 

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7 hours ago, TFish77 said:

Very cool. What kind of light are you using? 

Right now a Current LED set up from my fresh water tank and for the pic, a 16watt LED work light...all temporary until I get another one very soon. My Real Reef 2.1 rock will be here shortly and I'll be able to start slowly adding some softies and LPS's.

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I am still on the fence about what light to use, so many to choose from...I understand all the variables, wattage, par, spectrum, size tank, depth, flow, what critters one wants to house etc...and budget!!...any good ideas TFish77??

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12 hours ago, reef-luva said:

Have you heard of these or know anyone running them?  https://www.reefbreeders.com/shop/superlux/

 

It all depends on what you are trying to accomplish. For most tanks your size that super lux or an equivalent LED would be sufficient. The best advice I can give though is keep it simple and upgrade more and more down the road. My first light was a 20w LED desk lamp :-p.

 

Some other potential LED brands I would look into down the road would be Mars Aqua, Aqua Illumination, Kessil, or Ecotech. Each offer different sizes and values at different price points to suit different tank needs. Best of luck! 

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This was my light on my last reef....all Ecoxotic LEDs and in the last 6 years

the technology has evolved a lot!

 

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On 3/10/2017 at 11:51 PM, TFish77 said:

It all depends on what you are trying to accomplish. For most tanks your size that super lux or an equivalent LED would be sufficient. The best advice I can give though is keep it simple and upgrade more and more down the road. My first light was a 20w LED desk lamp :-p.

 

Some other potential LED brands I would look into down the road would be Mars Aqua, Aqua Illumination, Kessil, or Ecotech. Each offer different sizes and values at different price points to suit different tank needs. Best of luck! 

...hahaha, my FIRST light, in the 70's was fluorescents...NASA had barely invented LEDs (to grow food in space) and were not available to consumers in any form. I think I will pull the trigger on that super lux, many great reviews...

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9 hours ago, reef-luva said:

...hahaha, my FIRST light, in the 70's was fluorescents...NASA had barely invented LEDs (to grow food in space) and were not available to consumers in any form. I think I will pull the trigger on that super lux, many great reviews...

 

Oh how far we've come :lol:

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My new light came in, I am super happy with this 144watt....$59 and free shipping, took two days.

 

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These REAL REEF rocks are poppin'!!

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Can you spot the little emerald crab in the center?

 

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Came with a very cool hanging kit, but I like it on top....(that's what she said.....)

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