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Need advice - Lighting 6x2x2

PostPosted: Wed 25 Mar, 2020 10:20 am
by aantreklik
I am wanting to replace lighting on a 6x2x2 from a gumtree purchase. Came with 2x Mars-Aqua 300w LEDs, Looks like one of the panels isn't working properly (white spectrum lights aren't illuminating). I am conscious of doing things economically so I can't really afford to spend $2000 on lighting, but I am wanting to keep bubble tips, SPS and a few LPS over time, so would like to get something that can do all the above. Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

Re: Need advice - Lighting 6x2x2

PostPosted: Fri 10 Apr, 2020 8:03 pm
by wrenfeathers
If you are wanting to keep SPS then obviously you'll need a good light.
If you want to go cheap then rig your own T5 unit. Get something off ebay and buy the globes separate. However, in the long run it will cost you the same.

I've never had one, but the illumagic blaze x LED units are supposed to be pretty good and value for money.
Do some research on those.

Re: Need advice - Lighting 6x2x2

PostPosted: Fri 10 Apr, 2020 8:09 pm
by aantreklik
Thanks Pete, a few people have suggested the blaze. Looks like I will have to go that way!

Re: Need advice - Lighting 6x2x2

PostPosted: Sun 12 Apr, 2020 12:51 pm
by wrenfeathers
Keep us posted. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on it.
To me, if there was one thing you shouldn't skimp on in an aquarium set up, it's the lighting.
Good luck!