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Lighting recommendations please

Postby willyg1631 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:44 pm

About to order a Red Sea 350 which is L48"xh21"x w20". Need lighting so would appreciate your suggestions.
Like like the look and the endless functions of the Current USA Satellite Plus PRO LED Light Fixture - 48" - 60" but its big $$.

What do you think? Bill
Mbuna no plants
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Re: Lighting recommendations please

Postby ken31cay » Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:03 pm

willyg1631 wrote:Like the look and the endless functions of the Current USA Satellite Plus PRO

This is what I have on my 180gal. It's decent I guess.
450gal Frontosa (blue Zaire Moba) & haps
180gal Labeotropheus Trewavasae Chilumba & Kenyi
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Re: Lighting recommendations please

Postby chazeltine » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:31 am

I just bought two of the Fluval marine and sea LEDs from my local petco for my 90 gallon, the fixture itself is 48". They were on clearance for $62 a piece, love the features of being able to control it on your phone.
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Re: Lighting recommendations please

Postby Cosi » Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:35 pm

I've had Finnex 24/7 Planted plus on my 90 for maybe 4-5years. The newer models allow adjustment of the spectrum and intensity in the 24/7 mode. Mine does not. These are great lights for the money. I'm upgrading the 90 to a 125gal. I just purchased two 36-48" Current USA Satellite Plus Pros for the 125 after a long internal debate. I put one on top of my 90 to compare to my old Finnex. I really like the spectrum and the slight shimmer effect of the 1W diodes on the Current Pro. They really make the colors of my fish look amazing. The light from the Pro penetrates deeper but doesn't have as good as a spread as the Finnex. I'll will he running both on the 125gal. I like to run high light in my unplanted mbuna tanks to grow algae on the rocks.
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