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View Poll Results: Which Refugium lighting option?
TMC Mini 400 LED Tile 11 22.45%
Arcadia Arc Pod 11w 14 28.57%
Other 24 48.98%
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Old 06-03-13, 14:05
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Which lighting for Refugium (Poll)

Hi ,

In the process of trying to set up Triton on a small reef and need to find a suitable refugium light.

I think it may be between the TMC Mini 400 Led Tile or the Arcadia 11w Arc Pod.

Which would be best of does anyone have other suggestions with a link to where to buy.

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Old 06-03-13, 14:26
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There's a place over in St. Albans who sell hydroponic kit, I reckon a decent grow light will be all you need:

http://www.3ch.co.uk/grow-lights/flu.../prod_120.html

And

http://www.3ch.co.uk/grow-lights/flu...prod_1221.html

Or a complete kit

http://www.3ch.co.uk/grow-lights/flu...prod_1226.html

(Mods as far as I am aware no sponsors offer these items, apologies if I'm mistaken)
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Old 06-03-13, 14:29
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Simon you're a legend I was wondering where you get these sort of lights.

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Old 06-03-13, 14:32
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Glad to help mate
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Old 06-03-13, 14:36
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Which lighting for Refugium (Poll)

I was torn between these two and went for tmc led 400 mini tile as I worked out it'd be cheaper over 5 years - replacement bulbs for arc pod every 6 months = £100!
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Old 06-03-13, 14:37
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Ahh but only problem is that its 125 watts!!! versus the 11w of the arc pod or the TMC tile which is 12 watts.

Hmm Plus this may add heat.

Cheers anyways lol
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Like you, I'm also going to setup a refugium together with running Triton system. I was hoping something like this would work, a Ocean White (9000K) compact LED light: http://catalogue.tropicalmarinecentr...u=1887&lang=en. But would that be strong enough for a 60L refugium? They are just really compact and practical, just don't know if they will be strong enough.. probably not..

I also found Fluval's Nano LED, but it's much more expensive: http://www.aquacadabra.co.uk/Fluval-...00k-A3970.html

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well, I have been sorting out my sump lighting recently. I got myself a 30w led floodlight (equivalent to 300w) which was great...got from the Bay, but it lasted all of about 1 week....dodgy driver I think. I since found a local led guy who supplied me with an 18W (200W) led floodlight, which is great, water proof, no excess heat, 6500K. Seeing good algae growth in a very short space of time. Loads of light for very little wattage.....
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well, I have been sorting out my sump lighting recently. I got myself a 30w led floodlight (equivalent to 300w) which was great...got from the Bay, but it lasted all of about 1 week....dodgy driver I think. I since found a local led guy who supplied me with an 18W (200W) led floodlight, which is great, water proof, no excess heat, 6500K. Seeing good algae growth in a very short space of time. Loads of light for very little wattage.....
Dont suppose you have a link to this persons lights?

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