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ahuaia
06/17/2017, 12:02 AM
So I've been looking and looking at all the options there are out there as far as lighting and I can't make my mind up so I need some help. So first off my budget is 80-150 ish and my tank is a standard 10 gallon so 20" long. The coral I plan to keep are all lps mainly frogspawn, Torch, and Hammer coral and possibly some type of brain coral. There are a few features I need and some I want the one I need are a timer of some sort since I dorm and come home on weekends I can't turn the lights on and off on weekends so it needs to be able to do that on its own or have something I can purchase latter that can do that. It also needs to be able to be mounted on the tank since I can't drill in the ceiling it also needs to be led so it doesn't add to much heat to the tank. Features I would like are water proof because I don't have a top on my tank and don't want one and am afraid of water damage. A sunrise/set settings and moonlight setting would be nice but I don't have to have them. Any knowledge you guys could provide me would be greatly appreciated. PS Sorry for the long post.

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Timy10110
06/17/2017, 12:39 AM
This is probably your best option I must say that has everything you wish and still on budget.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170617/bda4b2bde344efd23766695feaf121b6.jpg

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rockhead51
06/17/2017, 07:42 AM
This is probably your best option I must say that has everything you wish and still on budget.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170617/bda4b2bde344efd23766695feaf121b6.jpg

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Cool little light!

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Timy10110
06/17/2017, 07:59 AM
I've wanted to try this out but unfortunately I already bought a different light

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xtrattitude4u
06/17/2017, 09:15 PM
I have that one. It is nice for fish only or softies. I've kept frogspawn and torches with it. Sps is out of the question though. I got reefbreeders and this got migrated to my freshwater tank.

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Timy10110
06/17/2017, 09:18 PM
After reading a few Q&A from Amazon, I've read that it can be used for sps but with only beginner sps. Unless you place the sps coral up top.

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xtrattitude4u
06/17/2017, 09:23 PM
After reading a few Q&A from Amazon, I've read that it can be used for sps but with only beginner sps. Unless you place the sps coral up top.

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Should have said I have the 48 inch model, and was on a 120 tank. So I had a lot more depth. On a 10 gallon you could do better.

It is nice, has full sunrise sunset with 1-100% for blue and white channels. Has some present ones like Coral acclimation and storm mode, but I didn't really use those. The only caveat for me was the screen on the controller was bright at night, but the tank was in the bedroom.

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ahuaia
06/17/2017, 09:48 PM
So do you guys think that this light would ba able to support the lps I mentioned ( frogspawn, brain, Hammer, torch). I love the sleek look but I don't want to buy something that won't be able to maintain the health of the coral long term. Also thanks for all your input I really appreciate it.

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Timy10110
06/18/2017, 12:16 AM
So do you guys think that this light would ba able to support the lps I mentioned ( frogspawn, brain, Hammer, torch). I love the sleek look but I don't want to buy something that won't be able to maintain the health of the coral long term. Also thanks for all your input I really appreciate it.

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Definitely for LPS such as torch hammer's, frogspawn, but not sure if it's enough for a brain. This is by far the 1 light that's on the budget that has everything you wished such sunrise/sunset feature, 24hr. Timer and controllable.

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ahuaia
06/18/2017, 09:04 AM
Definitely for LPS such as torch hammer's, frogspawn, but not sure if it's enough for a brain. This is by far the 1 light that's on the budget that has everything you wished such sunrise/sunset feature, 24hr. Timer and controllable.

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Well I could live without a brain coral I guess thanks for the input.

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Timy10110
06/18/2017, 09:11 AM
You could get some mushrooms, zoanthids, or scolymias

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ahuaia
06/18/2017, 02:19 PM
I like mushrooms but I don't want to be fragging it all the time and they tend to get big I have two clowns in my tank and the reason I'm going with torch hammer and frogspawn is to get that anemone look without an anemone and I just like the look of brain coral a lot

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Jadams
06/19/2017, 09:24 AM
Kessil A80

ahuaia
06/19/2017, 11:02 AM
I considered those but I wasn't sure if one would be enough for my 10 do you think one would suffice.

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bcb577
06/20/2017, 12:34 AM
I have the current orbit marine led on my 10 gallon and I have 5heads of peppermint corals,hammer coral,some zoas,xenia,Duncan coral,and everything is doing great and I've had the light for several months

reefinJ
06/20/2017, 12:57 AM
This is probably your best option I must say that has everything you wish and still on budget.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170617/bda4b2bde344efd23766695feaf121b6.jpg

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That looks pretty good and worth trying.

ahuaia
06/20/2017, 08:36 AM
Guess I'll give it a try then thanks guys I really appreciate your replies.

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Timy10110
06/20/2017, 06:25 PM
Guess I'll give it a try then thanks guys I really appreciate your replies.

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Well I actually wanted to recommend getting this first, but you said you can't hang it on the ceiling(or you could do a DIY stand made from wood) and this light would have been enough to grow out lps, sps, softies, etc. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170620/eab4cc5c675327f71e29edaf9c7e4620.jpg

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Harbour
06/24/2017, 09:05 PM
I have that light with predominantly Acans and SPS - no problem. As I've been told before - LED's are LED's and its the depth that creates the problems. Mine is a 12 gallon Mr. Aqua so depth is not issue.

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ahuaia
06/25/2017, 12:20 AM
Thanks I'll consider that to upgrade to if I build a stand at some point.

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ahuaia
07/03/2017, 11:58 AM
So I finally got a light yes I know it took me forever to decide. I decided I may want the option for sps and went with a stronger light and for the timer I will just use one of those times people use for Christmas lights and will welled a metal frame that I can set on the tank that I can just hook it into. Thanks for all your suggestions guys they were really helpful. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170703/2c0a7d7a82592aa2ca97788ddb1e56fc.jpg

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