"Cheap" amazon (wills,mars aqua etc.) Lighting

Nilsafeller

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No way my wife would allow used stuff in our home. If we had room for a fish room maybe. Like I say, in US the only sharp looking tanks are usually reefers and the are generally short, small and pricey. Stuff like this (photo) does nothing for me. Feels like 1990 at grandma's house.

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Davinci360

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I've been debating on ordering these lights for one of my 300 gallons I think 3 would do the trick any thoughts ?
 

PYRU

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I've been debating on ordering these lights for one of my 300 gallons I think 3 would do the trick any thoughts ?
Depends on what youre doing. Its really overkill for a fish only fw tank. There's cheaper options out there for that. You could probably get away with 2 mars aqua 165w units on a 300 if you mount them a foot or so above your tank.

Where these shine is with coral tanks. The lighting for lps and sps corals can be extremely expensive. These have good par, but are a fraction of that. I'm personally going with viparspectra so I can adjust my percentages more precisely with lower end corals.
 
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Nilsafeller

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I've been debating on ordering these lights for one of my 300 gallons I think 3 would do the trick any thoughts ?
Def would do the trick but def overkill... I think 2 of the 21 inch lights would be enough but like PYRU PYRU said the viperspectra has adjustable with controller and a digital screen with built in timer... bit more expensive than my wills or a Mars aqua manual adjust light
 

PYRU

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Fwiw I use vivagrow 24/7 or aquaneat 10k full spec on my fw fo tanks.

Corals (& some plants) are another beast all together which these are geared towards. You really need to be able to adjust your percentages and get adequate par.

Here's one dialed down and one with more intensity 300w versions using 2 on a 6ft 300 & 6ft 220.

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For some reason, I couldn't find a share btn for this item. This is the light I bought for my 180. I would buy it again. Excellent value.

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Nilsafeller

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Fwiw I use vivagrow 24/7 or aquaneat 10k full spec on my fw fo tanks.

Corals (& some plants) are another beast all together which these are geared towards. You really need to be able to adjust your percentages and get adequate par.

Here's one dialed down and one with more intensity 300w versions using 2 on a 6ft 300 & 6ft 220.

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Ya I havto wait and see what algae I get and tune the light accordingly
 
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