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Aquarium Lights – Aquarium LED Light 30W（±5%） Saltwater Lighting with Touch Control and 3W LED Chips for Coral Reef Nano Fish Tank [link]
Is a generally approved of and good light for cheap reef builds. But, depending on your tank size, you may need more than one.
Great light for the price and could be a good fit for a 20gal
HIPARGERO LED Aquarium Light – Aquarium LED Lights 30W Saltwater Lighting with Touch Control and 3W Cree Chips for Coral Reef Fish Nano Tank [link] is this what you’re talking about?
Mine are these.
Aquarium Lights – Aquarium LED Light 30W（±5%） Saltwater Lighting with Touch Control and 3W/5W LED Chips for Coral Reef Nano Fish Tank [link]
Yes, I understand that he is serious. I also have 40lbs of live sand in there. Does that not count? I was planning on doing it slowly because I’m limited in funds. I am not financially able to go all out all at once. I got 3 kids, a BA I’m paying for, and trying to survive in CA. There isn’t any life in there yet. I am only using that “filter,” to mix all the salt we added. Here is the light we have:
i use the hipargero light [link] it runs at around 250 par at the highest and it does grow some sps and it will be great for zoas but i would keep them in medium to low light so they don’t get burned by it
HIPARGERO LED Aquarium Light – Aquarium LED Lights 30W Saltwater Lighting with Touch... [link]
On the cheap these cannot be beat. I have a 20 gallon long that I made into a frag tank. I have over 60 frag thriving from softies to LPS to SPS, I just ordered a second one to add to my frag tank to maximize the amount of sps I can grow. Par ranges from 30 on the outside skirts to close to 300 center just below the surface on the top shelf of my rack. Nice shimmer and very good spectrum. YouTube has some videos. You will need to get a separate timer since they are manual control, but for the price amazing.
Go to amazon and buy this for the same
Price. Brand new.
HIPARGERO LED Aquarium Light - Aquarium LED Lights 30W Saltwater Lighting with Touch Control and 3W Cree Chips for Coral Reef Fish Nano Tank [link]
Best one for being on a budget.
Yeah you have to be careful on Amazon now a days, a lot of asain manufacturers basically miss mark items. [link] that is what i got for my 20 gal long tank seems to be working well too
If you are looking to get a light that will allow you to grow anything you want in that tank, check out this light. I have one and love it.
HIPARGERO LED Aquarium Light – Aquarium LED Lights 30W Saltwater Lighting with Touch Control and 3W Cree Chips for Coral Reef Fish Nano Tank (New) [link]
Thank you so for the advice/suggestions. I'm just confused by all the stats. I don't know if I have to look at watts, PAR, PUR, Kelvin, Lumens.. etc.
However, I did manage to find this nano LED light on Amazon:
What do you think of this one?
Edit: Also, how do you know what stats for light are good for the dimensions of your tank? Or should you fit the stats more to what coral you want to grow? E.g. color temp, wattage, lumens
Light looks like a Hipargero aquarium light. They're ok lights for softies and undemanding LPS.
whoops forgot to mention that. its from amazon. link below
Two of these cheapo lights and the sun.
Aquarium Lights – Aquarium LED... [link]
I did research and I was still a bit unsure whether it was diatoms, dinoflagelates or green hair algae. Based on the pictures I looked at on the internet it could be any of those as my eye is untrained I thought I might ask in a knowledgeable community.
It's unfair to assume I haven't done any research of my own. I did research and I was still confused.
Just replaced the light, actually. I took the hood off because a fan was janky and the light wasn't doing great, and replaced it with this: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0727V8C5Q/
Right now, it's just propped over the tank probably 8 inches, but The Spouse is going to actually mount it this weekend.
I ran this light for about a year and it grew out some of my soft corals really well. There was a video they did with this light and had nice results.
Tried and tested. Will grow softies and LPS.
I used these lights myself. Had them for about a year until I changed pretty decent lights for the price you pay
I used these lights for over a year. They cost me $50 when I bought them but recently the price has gone up and I can't seem to find them available on amazon.
I've heard some good things about this light, a bit more expensive at $80 but still pretty decent for the price
Another pretty solid pick
I'm not familiar with his light but it has decent reviews
I've got one called aquaknight . Thisamazon link
the tank I found in the trash lol but the light is from amazon it works great and doesnt break the bank https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0727V8C5Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
60$ i think
Honestly I ordered this light for $62 off amazon and it's working pretty well for my nano reef so far. Definitely worth checking out, it has good reviews as well https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0727V8C5Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
It looks similar to mine which has been working well
+1 to this. I'd do two on such a long tank. Here's another link with more reviews: [link]
Question about products, specifically lighting. So, I'm contemplating reviving my 29g Biocube (currently dry, in storage). Whats the real advantage to something like a Kessil over say this Chinese Black box
Or even further, this simple grow light? [link]
Every time i see a "cheap" light, i think "uh oh what problems does this have that i can't see, but my coral can?"
Do you think two of these could work?
Hipargero Aquarium LED Lights for Saltwater Nano Tank [link]
Ok ordering some chemi pure , I found a cheaper light on amazon here
Personally, I think that light looks like a piece of shit (in looks alone). It would probably be fine for growing some coral. If I wanted to save some cash over the kessil, I'd go with the reefbreeders one myself, or a clone of it, they are $60 on amazon, or a par38 with gooseneck.
I would aim for at least 30w. Here is a good option: [link]
[link] I recommend this light, I have 2