AquaticLife EDGE LED Fixture

Discussion in 'LED Aquarium Lighting' started by GuitarMan89, Sep 29, 2014.

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  1. GuitarMan89

    GuitarMan89 Giant Squid

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    So, as I have mentioned, I am taking over a fish only tank at my work. Right now, it's a pretty bare bones setup, including the light. My question is whether the light it has, a 24" version of the Aquaticlife EDGE LED fixture would be enough to keep soft and/or lps corals? I'm not really trying to keep sps at this time. It appears it may be on the lower kelvin level, but that's ok for now. I know it is not ideal, but let me know your opinions. I have other things I plan on doing to the tank before potentially replacing the lighting, but it would be nice to know if I could keep some corals in the interim.

    Here is a link:http://www.marinedepot.com/AquaticL...xtures-AquaticLife-AK01284-FILTFILDTF-vi.html
     
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  3. mdbostwick

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    It doesn't give the wattage per diode on the site there (which usually is a bad sign) so i calculated it from their site and it seems this only has 0.5 watt diodes which isn't going to have very good par. I think LPS would not do well and you may have trouble with some softies.
     
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    It's fine for a fish only but I honestly would not put a coral underneath that light.
     
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    I played with one briefly over a 40 breeder with some soft coral in it, and they seemed pretty happy. That said, I didn't walk away from that with much confidence in it growing hard corals.
     
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    Thanks for the advice