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Old 11/16/2020, 06:49 PM   #1
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180 display with a 300 gal pond/refug build

I was just gifted a 180 and plan to put cali overflows going to a pond in the basement. I'm planning on a reef build with a good mix of flora and fauna but I've been out of the hobby for a long time and I'm concerned with lighting to start. I remember really liking Rapid Led but I wasn't impressed with what I saw looking at their site just now.

Can anyone recommend a higher-end light for a 2'x2'x6' 180 reef tank please?

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Old 11/17/2020, 09:55 AM   #2
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Kessels, I prefer them as they use glass lenses. Polycarbonate lenses can discolor over time when exposed to short wavelength blue and UV frequencies

"Our crystal clear aquaria come nowhere close to the nutrient loads that swirl around natural reefs" Charles Delbeek
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Old 11/17/2020, 10:39 AM   #3
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Radions are one of the best out there.
Check You Tube--BRSTV Lighting review of about 30 or so LED lights.

250 gallon mixed reef, 2 Reefbreeder's Photon V 2, RD 3 Speedy 80 Watt, DAS EX-3 Skimmer, MTC mini cal, 2-3/4" Sea Swirls, Aquacontroller & 6 Tunze pumps.
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Old 11/17/2020, 12:03 PM   #4
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I am using two Kessil AP700 over the same size tank. They are pretty good and at 50 - 60% intensity seems to be enough for sps.

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