Need help with reef lighting

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    Mike72

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    hey guys, I've had my 60 gallon fowlr for about 5 years and want to get into having some corals. Nothing crazy just some mushrooms, zoas, softies, maybe an anemone. My problem is I don't know anything about lighting and what would be good for that. I know this hobby is expensive but I'm in college so funds are somewhat limited. My tank is 48" long and 24" deep. Is there any good lights I could get for hopefully $200 or less? Also I would prefer to do LED. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    mariobrothersleeve squirrel

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    Check out reef breeders at the 200 to 250 price. Will grow some good coral.
     
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    Look into shitboxes heres my link to em on fb.. -> https://www.facebook.com/groups/603511806434292/
    (One; would grow corals over half your tank & prolly some low light corals on other.)

    Personally, I'm looking into DIY my own LED's... could always look into that!

    Otherwise, I think shitboxes are good bang for ur $.

    Btw (Since its Introduction Thread), Welcome to the Reef! :)
     
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    jzaso

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    yep, shitboxes- best bang for the buck -that link ulta gave you will have all the info theres is a group buy going on now-chinese black box led proof group lol, reefbreeders a step up, modded chinese black box with a extra year warranty
     
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    Thank you. I will definitely check it out.
     
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    There's a company out there called " shitboxes"?!

    Not a ringing endorsement lol.
     
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