Lighting setups

Discuss on lighting requirements for marine/reef aquaria.
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Lighting setups

Unread postby Abhi » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:04 am

Would love to see all the lighting setups of the members here. DIY or bought off the shelf all of them. Lets post them along.
As for me running a MH of 150 watts as of now.


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Re: Lighting setups

Unread postby SCORPIO » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:00 am

My Lighting setups are as:

Tank size : 90X45X45 cm
Dutch style planted tank.
Lighting : 3 footer T5X4 = 84 watt
Lighting on 10 hours daily

Tank size : 90X45X45 cm
Anubias, moss and other low light requirement planted tank.
Lighting : PLL 35 watt X2 = 70 watt
Lighting on 5-6 hours daily

Tank size : 45X30X30 cm
Anubias, Utricularia gramanafolia, Subwassertang, mosses, etc.
Lighting : CFL 27 watt X1 = 27 watt
Lighting on 8 hours daily

Tank size : 45X30X30 cm
Subwassertang, HM etc.
Lighting : CFL 20 watt X1 = 20 watt
Lighting on 8 hours daily
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Re: Lighting setups

Unread postby marsaiko » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:06 am

Dear Rajiv,

Can you please post a picture of each tank?
One more picture of each light also will be helpful.

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Re: Lighting setups

Unread postby Abhi » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:15 am

Hi Rajiv, :twisted: Actually was looking for marine setups here ;) Would love to see all your setups in the aquascape section as they would be worthy there
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Unread postby SCORPIO » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:32 am

You can go for LED lighting. Abhishek from Rohini using only LEDs in his five footer marine tank. Result is amazing. You have to go to Lajpat Rai Market to buy those LEDs and driver. I have also bring some 3 watt Royal blue and white LEDs.
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Re: Lighting setups

Unread postby sushant » Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:56 pm

mine are:

tank size: 42x18x24
light: 30x 3W LED (cool white) + 2x 15 W T5

tank size: 18x 12x12
light: 9x 3W LED(cool white) + 4x 3W (royal blue)
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Re: Lighting setups

Unread postby Abhi » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:33 am

Seems like everyone is moving to LEDs, whats the source and how is the growth rate in terms of the flora and coralline algae?
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Re: Lighting setups

Unread postby Zakk » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:31 am

I run the following tubes on my tank

4x 12000k 2 foot neon tubes
2x 8000k 2 foot neon tubes.

The tubes are suctioned cupped to a 40" strip of glass that is held up in place by clothline clips.

My tank is a 30x12x12

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Re: Lighting setups

Unread postby maaz » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:22 am

very informative topic is started here...
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Re: Lighting setups

Unread postby kumarnk » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:01 pm

Hi Rajiv
Can you give me some details of LED Driver and LED. I also want to move towards LED lights but I have no Idea.