Very confused

Discussion in 'LED Aquarium Lighting' started by Cutch, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Cutch

    Cutch Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Hi everyone. I have read and read information about led lights.,I want to convert from my 2 175 mh and fluroesence fixture!to leds. I have a hard time with the heat and the bulbs are due to be switched out. I have a 75 gallon 48" mixed reef Tank with a canopy. I find myself very confused on what to buy. I am debating between sols and ecotech. I even thought about boost and even debated about the chinese lights. I am all over the board and I just don't want to make the wrong choice. Any help would be much appreciated.
    Thanks!
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  3. cosmo

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    the easiest way to start is;
    what are you growing in the tank?
    whats your budget?
    are you willing to DIY?

    It is very confusing, but there's light at the end of the tunnel!
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  4. frankthetank

    frankthetank Spaghetti Worm

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    how much u looking to spend and what are u keeping ?
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    frankthetank Spaghetti Worm

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    are u looking to diy or buy one all ready for plug and play ?
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  7. Cutch

    Cutch Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I am growing mostly lps and softies. I do have a couple acros and a Monti that are doing well. I wish I was a DIY er but I am not sure I could pull it off. I can afford the 2 ecotechs or 3 sols but probably not the 4 sols ( with a lot of convincing to the wife).
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  9. Cutch

    Cutch Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Thanks Cosmo. I have debated about DIY kits for the savings. Just a bit nervous about tackling them.
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    Rpidled had plug and play DIY kits that are really easy to put together if ya wanna save some cash, i'd do that! i think 3 sols would be plenty for your tank or 2 radions!
  11. frankthetank

    frankthetank Spaghetti Worm

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    read up on radions have heard a lot of bad things there very pricy
  12. Cutch

    Cutch Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I of course would love not to have to drop 1500 on lights..lol. Have you tried the rapid kits?