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  1. Tangotan

    Tangotan Astrea Snail

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    Hello everyone,
    I had a bit of a mistake yesterday hanging up my T5HO fixture (4 bulbs, two purple plus, one actinic and white) because little did I know that the wiring I was using to hold up the light was slowly slipping and my whole fixture that Ive have for about 3 years fell into my tank. this really sucked but Im trying to look at this is a positive light and since my coral growing days are over, im just looking for a nice and full spectrum 48in LED that'll give me the nice looking purples that I once had.
    Anything helps really because the only LED's ive bought were the ones that came with my fixture for actinics :cry:
    Im willing to spend up to $400
    thanks
     
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  3. Sataly

    Sataly Coral Banded Shrimp

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    I'd advise 2 Chinese LED panels. cheap and grown like crazy. generally I don't see to many panels with a huge amount of purple/magenta as most come as full spectrum or white and blue. If you're wanting some thing like that, I know a few companies will customize your lights upon request. not sure on the price though. Also I personally hang my lights from a pvc stand I made. works like a charm
     
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    Tangotan Astrea Snail

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    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Pretty good deal. I'd get them.
     
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    Sataly Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Pretty much exactly what I have minus the wifi. I will say that they're very prone to rust on the outer body. I had mine set in a canopy on my 90 and both have a lil rust on them. other then that they work just as well as any high end.
     
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    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    These look really cool.

    Would 1 of these be enough for a standard 15g reef?
     
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  9. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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