Lighting a 300G

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  1. billyboy2

    billyboy2 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    I am starting a new build, and i need help picking lighting.....

    I am setting up a 300G tank, dimensions are 96''x 24"x 30".

    I have a price of about $1200 i'd like to keep it close to or under.

    It will be a FOWLR but will become a mixed reef in the years to come.

    I am having trouble selecting lighting suitable for a tank this size. I don't want to use MH, and I have my mind set on LED's.

    Anyone have any suggestions ? I have been looking at aqua illumination fixtures and some vertex LED fixtures.

    I'm unsure how many "fixtures" i would need to light up a tank this size...
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    DIY would be the cheapest and would allow you to expand the lighting as you add coral.
     
  4. ledaqualights

    ledaqualights 3reef Sponsor

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    DIY would be a good idea and would certainly save you some cash if you have to time to build one. Otherwise I would purchase 2 x 4ft fixtures
     
  5. bluetang18

    bluetang18 Astrea Snail

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    Diy is a good way to know what goes into your lighting setup. But buying from a reputable dealer makes the process easier but not cheaper.I have a reef 48 x3watt fixture 4 feet long and wow! Got it from ebay. It grows my gsp galaxia mushrooms duncan and candy canes.