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View Poll Results: Lighting for 48 in LPS/SPS mixed reef
2x Kessil 360x 0 0%
2x Radion xr15 1 25.00%
hybrid t5 / LED 1 25.00%
other 2 50.00%
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Old 02/21/2021, 06:29 PM   #1
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Poll Lighting for LPS/ SPS 48in 75 Gal Reef

Im looking for options for lighting a new build.

Kessil 360x

Radion XR15

Hybrid T5/ LED


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Old 02/28/2021, 05:53 PM   #2
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I have decided to go with hybrid. 2 x Kessil A360x and 4 48" ati t5 blue plus bulbs

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Old 03/01/2021, 04:42 AM   #3
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Metal halide....


Originally posted by yellowslayer13:

"I hate that hole"

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Old 03/01/2021, 08:45 AM   #4
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I prefer the radions for the huge spectral range and power they deliver. IMHO, it's hard to justify the need to replace bulbs again and again when you can go with LED and just forget about them for 5-8 years or more. For reference, I have a pair of AI Sol blues that are now 8 years old and going strong (on my FT), a pair of Kessil A360W's on my QT that are about 6, and a pair of radion XR30 G4 pro's on my 120DT. Before that, I was T12VHO for 25+ years.

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Current Tank Info: 120 mixed reef with 40b sump, RO 150 skimmer, AI Sol Blue x 2, and a 60g Frag Tank with 100g rubbermaid sump. 2 x Kessil A360w lights, BM curve 5 skimmer
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Old 03/04/2021, 12:35 PM   #5
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Hi, I would either use the Radions or the GHL Mitra lights.

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Current Tank Info: 600 gallon Carribean Reef System, ETSS Protein Skimmer, 1.5HP Tradewinds Chiller, Reef Breeders Photon V2+ LED Lighting For The Refugium, Mitra LX7206 LED Lights For Display Tank
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