SPS and LPS with LED light? Will it work? Need advice!

Graham670

New member
Im wanting to grow SPS and LPS due to my fascination in both, probably mainly SPS though, i Have a 90 gallon tank and a marineland 10,000K White 460nm actinic blue LED light strip, something tells me this wont be enough to get good growth but i just need some input from seasoned veterans! BTW my tank dimensions are 40"L x 18"W x 27"T ( Odd shape and pretty deep and i think it actually calculates to 85 gallons. )
 

bamf25

New member
Many people here have corals growing very nicely under LED. As a rough guess you would need between 60 to 72 3w leds (crees as most use here) to grow what you are describing.
 

Sk8r

Staff member
RC Mod
yes, but: if you're a novice to this topic, I've put a lengthy but informative sticky up at the top of this forum.
 

pnavarro170

S.T.A.R.S PRESIDENT
really just go to ebay and get the 120w fixtures for $165 shipped and with 2 of them will grow your corals nicely. same thing just without the brand name. Ive seen it personally keep all corals.
 

merman62

In Memoriam
I also have a deep tank 48"L 24 w 29D and I had a 8 bulb tek light on my tank I was really interested in the marineland reef capable so I bought two 48" units and put them on and they looked ok but my tank seemed a little dark so I ordered a third now it looks pretty good but I wanted it a little more blue so I ordered a TrueLumen Pro LED Strip in deep ocean blue I have mostly LPS and a few softys but now I love the way it looks the corals look great and are doing better than they were with the T5s I have beautiful shimmer now I know alot have not givin these fixtures much of a chance but IMHO you have to get the right amount of them on your tank and supplement the blues and your there plus they are really sharp looking. I hope maybe a few more will try these and see what results they end up with.
 
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