Is this fixture worth it?

Discussion in 'Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment' started by reef_this, Nov 27, 2011.

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    :bounce::bounce:So i decided im going with a 55 gallon and in the near future i would love to have sps corals and softies... I found this fixture online and it looks pretty good but im no expert on this subject... what do you guys think?? is it worth it or can i get a better one for the same price...Thanks Vertex Illumilux IV LED Fixture - Marino Bianco (48 Inch)
    reef_this, Nov 27, 2011
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    Waddi Shenanigans? VIP Member

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    It has 6 Leds per 1 foot, so in total your only getting 24 LEDs.
    I know you can DIY this sort of thing for a lot cheaper.
    See what someone else says, but i dont know if 24 3W leds will be enough, especially for SPS, unless you put it right at the top.
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    Thanks waddi...i see what you mean..i would really like to dyi but i never tried before..how hard is it and do you any good websites i can check out?? thanks
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    You would need multiples of that fixture to cover your tank. My AI Sol's use the same LED's and in a 1 foot fixture, it has 24 of the 3W Cree's in 8 pucks of 3...
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