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Old 10/23/2021, 02:15 AM   #1
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Lighting Recommendations

Originally I was sure I wanted to go with metal halides but I know it's getting harder to find lamps and good reflectors anymore. My biggest concern is the health of my corals but I also want the shimmer effect. What lighting should I go with for a 30 inch deep 4 foot 150 gallon tank? Will LEDs get me enough par on the sand?


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Old 10/23/2021, 09:13 AM   #2
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Depending on the lens configuration yes they can.
I suggest the BRSTV series about led's on You Tube.


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Old 10/23/2021, 03:03 PM   #3
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I really liked my LEDs when I had my tank set up. I had a Maxspect Razor over 40 gallons. The color was great.


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Old 10/24/2021, 06:02 AM   #4
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I will watch their lighting videos for sure. I really like their videos in general. Thank you both for the replies. I'll have to see if the razor comes in a version that'd light a 4ft 150.


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