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Old 11/09/2017, 05:14 PM   #1
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LED for FOWLR

Hey all,
I'm looking for LEDs for an upcoming 230 gal FOWLR the tank is 72 inches long and 30 wide .

im not looking for anything crazy, something that is dimmable with 2 channels ( white and Blue) and cheap.

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Old 11/09/2017, 08:12 PM   #2
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Current USA Orbit Marine 72"


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Old 11/09/2017, 08:51 PM   #3
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Old 11/09/2017, 10:00 PM   #4
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Kessil, just in case you change your mind(corals in future)


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Old 11/10/2017, 06:24 AM   #5
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MarsAqua, ViparSpectra, SB Reef, Ocean Revive. If you want more control of color, even Current Orbit, Fluval or Marineland will work over a fish only or FOWLR system. But they will only work for coral that is less than 12" from the surface if you should ever want to add a coral.


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Old 11/10/2017, 06:59 AM   #6
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We've been doing coral for 7 years, were done with that.


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Old 11/10/2017, 07:18 AM   #7
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How many current usa 72" orbit marines for a tank that's 30 inches wide, I can lift them pretty high over the tank as the tank will be in wall


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Old 11/10/2017, 07:40 AM   #8
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How many current usa 72" orbit marines for a tank that's 30 inches wide, I can lift them pretty high over the tank as the tank will be in wall
That all depends on how "bright" you want the tank..
Your tank doesn't need light if you just have fish...But you do for your own visual needs.. So its all about what YOU want the tank to look like..

I would suggest just starting with one and simply adding more if thats not sufficient.. No need to make guesses,etc.. at how many you need.. Buy one.. If its not enough.. buy another.. plain and simple..

I don't even think I'd use the current one if I was in your shoes.. ~$300 is a lot of money IMO to spend on lighting for a fish only tank..
You can pick up "similar" ones for under $100..


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How many current usa 72" orbit marines for a tank that's 30 inches wide, I can lift them pretty high over the tank as the tank will be in wall
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Old 11/10/2017, 01:10 PM   #10
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I have a Current Orbit Marine LED for my 48" long, 13" wide 33 long gallon tank. I keep mine right on top of the tank on the little light stands, and I think you would benefit from having two strips very close to the lid on your tank -- one in the front and one in the back.

There is a noticeable difference/shadows when I shift my light from the front to the back, and this is a 13" wide tank. I just held the light up above the tank about a foot, and I think it loses its punch when elevated. Maybe this is because I have the typical glass lids with the bar through the middle. Maybe it would look fine without the bar.

But, my gut says 2 lights for your tank size.

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