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LED lights for 180 Gallon

Postby Pkstopr31 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:09 pm

Hi - hoping that I can get some advice on LED lights.

I have a 180 Gallon (72" x 24" x 24") with ~ 25 cichlids ranging from 1"-5" in all colours.

3 of the 4 T5 lights I have burned out so I am looking at this as a chance to upgrade to LED!

After a few hours of internet research I am baffled by all the different options.

I am looking for the recommendations on a great LED setup that does 3 key things:
- highlights the red, yellow and blues of my fish
- has a built in timer, or is wall timer compatible
- doesn't break the bank

I would also be curious to see people's feedback on if it matters if I get 2 x 36" lights or a 24" and 48" light etc and so forth.

Appreciate any advice you can offer.

Thanks!
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Re: LED lights for 180 Gallon

Postby Pkstopr31 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:23 pm

Didn’t get any replies but thought I would update the post in case anyone else had the same question.

I went with the NICREW classic plus LED off of amazon and bought the timers to go with it.

For $175 got two 36” setups that look great and give me a variety of timing options.

You can’t adjust the colour settings (other than intensity from 0-100%) but for the price they are amazing.
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Re: LED lights for 180 Gallon

Postby gsubioguy » Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:08 am

Any pictures? Any shadows created by the gap between the lights?
Current: 120g (setting up)
Past: 75g, 55g, 2 20g & 10g (funny how one turns into "I can probably fit one more")
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Re: LED lights for 180 Gallon

Postby supperfish » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:52 am

I choose Beamsword DA full spectrum for my cichlid tank.

Lucas from https://aquariumforyears.com/
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