View Full Version : SPS and LED's

05/07/2013, 07:28 PM
So I went from LED's to a 6 bulb tek elite fixture about a year or so ago because I thought they might be better for my new tank and instead of buying and looking more into LED's I bought the T5's. So now that I have some more time to do a little more digging I am trying to get an LED fixture (premade, as I am not very DIY savvy) but there are some requirements that I would like/need to have.

1) Must have legs for mounting it on a 48" tank (55 gallon)
2) Must grow SPS well.
3) Must have good amount of blue because I am in love with that slight blue tint.
4) Around $500 maximum

05/07/2013, 08:49 PM
From what I have seen so far the Maxspect Razor R420R 120 Watt 16000k fixture looks good but how well with that work on a 4 foot long tank with SPS in it?

05/07/2013, 09:17 PM
I love my Razors but 1 27" unit wont quite cut the 48" length. If the budget could be expanded to $800, 2 of the 20.5" Razors would work.

05/07/2013, 10:37 PM
The only issue I have with that is mounting them. As a 21 year old still living at home my mommy doesnt want me drilling into the ceiling haha

Holy crap! I am loving their customer service too! Almost instant replies to my emails. Apparently there is a part that will connect 2 fixtures together.

05/07/2013, 11:18 PM
I guess my only other question for the night is....10000K or 16000K. I am assuming the 16000 will give me the blue that I want and still be good for growth?

05/07/2013, 11:46 PM
$500 isn't going to get you leds on a 4' long tank. 2 Razors is good, althoguh I have heard good things about the AI series.
IMO, the Razor is the best choice though.

EDIT: Found a $460 fixture... a good one. Are we allowed to post links?

05/08/2013, 12:56 AM
Look into buildmyled.com.

They will build it with any combination of LEDs you like, they are made in USA, and far cheaper than Maxspect.

05/08/2013, 04:33 AM
You can use one of these to hang an LED fixture without drilling holes in your ceiling. It's kind of ugly though:


05/08/2013, 04:52 AM
The reef breeders LEDs seem to be gaining popularity and will fit into your budget. I don't own them so I can't speak to growth but worth looking at.