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Oceanavekid
09/18/2017, 05:16 PM
From what I've seen hydra, kessil and radion seem to be the big three in LED lighting. Which do you prefer and why?

They all seem to grow coral no problem. For the most part seem to be around the same price point. I have a Radion G3 Pro

Never used hydra but see a lot of people recommending the HD

SB Reef Ultra seem to be popular too

mcgyvr
09/18/2017, 06:09 PM
:deadhorse1:

Oceanavekid
09/18/2017, 06:10 PM
:deadhorse1:



Maybe you're a black box fan? :wildone:

Ron Reefman
09/19/2017, 06:16 AM
Maybe you're a black box fan? :wildone:


Like this discussion hasn't happened a few dozen times here. Try doing a search. :facepalm:

bif24701
09/19/2017, 08:20 AM
I have the Kessil AP700 and love them.


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ktownhero
09/19/2017, 08:30 AM
Yeah not being rude, but you need to do some due diligence here my friend. This is such an over-discussed topic and ultimately the recommendations you get are usually just what people own themselves... You need to look at the features they have and decide for yourself. They all can grow anything.

mcgyvr
09/19/2017, 08:47 AM
Hydra is the best

mcgyvr
09/19/2017, 08:47 AM
Radion is the best

mcgyvr
09/19/2017, 08:48 AM
Kessil is the best

mcgyvr
09/19/2017, 08:49 AM
LEDs don't grow corals in the long run.. You should be using MH its the only thing that works properly

mcgyvr
09/19/2017, 08:49 AM
API T5 is the best

mcgyvr
09/19/2017, 08:50 AM
That about covers it..

bif24701
09/19/2017, 09:46 AM
LEDs don't grow corals in the long run.. You should be using MH its the only thing that works properly



There you go stirring the pot, lol. Better watch out it's about to go down.


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mcgyvr
09/19/2017, 11:13 AM
There you go stirring the pot, lol. Better watch out it's about to go down.



yep.. thats just what happens in a "what LED is best" topic..
Everyone says theirs is best then someone says LEDs can't grow corals and blah blah blah.. groundhog day with the same blah blah over and over again..

Oceanavekid
09/19/2017, 11:18 AM
LEDs don't grow corals in the long run.. You should be using MH its the only thing that works properly



I've seen enough tanks that just use LED lights that have amazing coral growth.


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Oceanavekid
09/19/2017, 11:21 AM
Yeah not being rude, but you need to do some due diligence here my friend. This is such an over-discussed topic and ultimately the recommendations you get are usually just what people own themselves... You need to look at the features they have and decide for yourself. They all can grow anything.



Eh I've seen a few posts in other groups where the person who spent a ton of lights doesn't even like the lights they have and wish they had gone with different lights. I like my G3 Pro but also like to keep my options open


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mcgyvr
09/19/2017, 12:06 PM
Eh I've seen a few posts in other groups where the person who spent a ton of lights doesn't even like the lights they have and wish they had gone with different lights. I like my G3 Pro but also like to keep my options open
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And the next guy will be totally happy with that same light the other guy hates..
Thats how these posts always go.. All you get is tons of different "opinions" and there is no best light.. "best" is a moving target..

ktownhero
09/19/2017, 12:59 PM
Eh I've seen a few posts in other groups where the person who spent a ton of lights doesn't even like the lights they have and wish they had gone with different lights.


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That's usually someone trying to find a scapegoat for a lack of success.

Oceanavekid
09/19/2017, 01:00 PM
That's usually someone trying to find a scapegoat for a lack of success.



Could be

I've seen people who use those cheap Chinese black boxes and have a nice tank full of coral


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mcgyvr
09/19/2017, 01:24 PM
Could be

I've seen people who use those cheap Chinese black boxes and have a nice tank full of coral



I ran one (3 in fact) in the past.. Grew corals just fine..
I'm using one now over my fuge... Growing algae like crazy..

bif24701
09/19/2017, 01:36 PM
That's usually someone trying to find a scapegoat for a lack of success.



Didn't you know, it's always the lights fault.


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Scurvy Dawg
09/19/2017, 08:01 PM
:deadhorse1:

10 of the first 21 posts in this thread are by you. Who's beating the dead horse?

sonoma2nv
09/19/2017, 08:49 PM
Yeah not being rude, but you need to do some due diligence here my friend. This is such an over-discussed topic and ultimately the recommendations you get are usually just what people own themselves... You need to look at the features they have and decide for yourself. They all can grow anything.

im surprised they didn't already know this knowing all the manufacturers names lol

GQsmooth
09/20/2017, 10:12 AM
Kessil, because of the amazing shimmer. =)