how about this led light?

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    What size tank, what's the livestock? Any coral other than softies then it's a waste of money.
     
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    oops 75 gal couple fish live rock soft corals maybe hard corals later
     
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    Don't waste your cash, look into evergrow, ReefBreeders or @salt_for_brains which one did you just get?
     
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    Ocean Revive Arctic SO26
     
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    I would get the Odyssea T5 light around $130.00
     
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    nothing yet---looking for led to help my brother set up a tank---just want some opinions about leds to show him
     
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    Actually, if this is an Aquatic Life fixture it may be worth it. The company is here in California and they have a great customer service department. I would look for reviews on the light first, as it stated in the eBay ad that it was highly recommended for a fresh water planted aquarium.
     
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    ok thanks
     
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    I thought we were a saltwater / reef boardo_O
     
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    Ill vouch for reefbreeders. the photon 16 and the photon 24 have both been doing well for me. 90deg optics on my 16 (tank is 30 tall) 90 on my 24 as well. the 16 keeps a host of sps alive but they can penetrate to keep both of my clams at the bottom thriving. The 24 just keeps a brain alive.
     
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    And make a note to wear polarized lenses when you fire them up the first time because the default setting through the Storm controller is 80%. ZOMG SO MANY BRIGHTS!!!!
     
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    I just ordered two topledseller full spectrum 165w 90deg optics for $195.00(ebay)-smoked a ballast
    on one of the fixtures on the 300 frag tank to replace the ballast cost was $150.00
    little leary about the leds but we will see!! hard to let go of the overdriven T-5s time proven but costly! anybody offer any opinions on height above tank and starting intensitys and acclimation
    time? any sps tanks running leds for over two years?
    Thanks,
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    The light posted by the OP was 54 LED's running at 30 Watts, I don't see that supporting even soft corals
     
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    I only have a few SPS that came in from Fiji and they're doing just fine under the LED system I got from China. I'm running it on a 12h schedule with it ramping up and ramping down with 3 hours at 80%. I thing the main issue people have with LED systems is they blast the corals for 10+ hours a day and the corals won't deal with that, PERIOD. There isn't an 80-100% light cycle for 10+ hours in nature and you shouldn't expect a specimen to adapt to that in an aquarium.
     
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    These things have manual dimmers for each channel -I need to get ramp up timer/controllers for each channel- any economical ideas?
    Looked online @FS and current offered something but was not rated for the watts per channel these have..if I read it correctly
     
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