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Featured Best led lights for 4ft tank.

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Steve_bham, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. Steve_bham

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    I'm thinking of going over to leds for my tank which is 4ftx2ftx2ft, have a budget of about £1000.

    What are the best units in that price range?


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  2. aces_up1504

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    Your into high end territory:

    So:
    Gen3 Radion XR30's x 2
    Hydra 52HD X 2
    Maxspect ETHEREAL LED

    Mid Range: Evergrow IT5080

    All lot depends on what coral you want to keep, if you really need to spend £1k on lighting
     
  3. Steve_bham

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    Sorry should have mentioned that will mainly be SPS tank


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  4. warby

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    in all honesty if you want radion or ai hydra your looking at second hand units for £1000 or go for an evergrow it5012 and spend the rest on corals ;)
    my it2120 grows sps for fun over my 5ft tank if you look at my thread I did some growth comparison pics recently mine us the older version that dosent use cree and osram led's.

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  5. Steve_bham

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    Not looked at the evergrow lights but will have a look at your thread, just quickly googled them and look good.

    Seen some bad reviews on radion on the colour spread disco lighting on the sand.


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  6. warby

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    Yeah iv seen them aswel but I'm biased as I can't justify the extra ££ when both lights will do the same job I.e. grow corals albeit one you can control with your phone one you can't.
    u think I posted up the growth pics on 2nd January to save you trawling through loads of pages.

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    I use a maxspect razor 320w great lights latest leds and nice and easy to use ,there around £750 new
     
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    Another user of the IT5012 and have been using them for a year. If you dont mind missing out on some of the bells and whistles, they are a fantastic light
     
  9. Steve_bham

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    Yeh I like the look of those fittings, are the fans noisy?


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    The power pack used to be a bit noisy,but a put a silent PC fan on it never comes on now

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    I am currently using an Evergrow 2080 pro reef V2 on my tank 36" x 28"x 20". see my previous post.corals doing very well. best light I have ever bought.
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  12. Steve_bham

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    Been googling the evergrow lights and they look really good. What would the best one be for my 4ft tank?


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    I think they do one for a 4 footer.
     
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    They do the a model 2107 for 4ft tanks but it's the older model. The it5012 or it5080. But best speaking to mark at UK marine lighting what's best for your tank.

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    Just looked on their web site and they will cover 35" to 38" which will be fine.cheap to run too.
     
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    it's a shame the 5012 dosent fit with tank mount legs. that would have been better imo as it will give end to end coverage. I find my 2120 is great but wish it was full length I.e.5ft. if your not using tank mount legs then I'd get the 5012 and hang it above the tank.

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  18. Steve_bham

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    Will want to use the tank legs on the tank hood if I'm honest.


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    I'm not sure if the 5080 would cover a 4ft tank to keep sps. the unit is 800mm long the tank is 1200mm it might be slightly dark at the edges but if mark at UK marine says it will be ok then I'd trust him judgement as iv not seen the 50series in person and don't know how good the spread is.

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  20. Steve_bham

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    Yeh Mark from Marine light was really helpful, and both would work ok. Mentioned the first fitting has less to adjust and I wonder if that would be the Easier route rather than worrying about setting 6 channels?


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