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Hi All,

Just started my 45g tank last week. Setting up for a coral tank. I am working with the local fish store in introducing livestock but the light I bought in the Tank Kit is not good for corals. Was advised to buy an LED light. In the store it’s going for $350-$450, because it’s controllable by cell phone plus different colors. Online I’m finding cheap LEDs for under $100. Do I trust the store and buy from them even though it’s a bit pricey or look at other online deals? 

I like the phone option because it has timers, different color options, and is for an open tank.

FYI, super new so if my terms are incorrect I apologize! 

P.S- I put live rock in today so it’s not that bear...that’s just my only good pic showing the kind of light and size of tank.

 

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What light is it that the store is trying to get you to buy? And what price range are you wanting to be in?


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What local store are you going to. Some are great and I would take their advise and others you have to be careful.

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Yeah what Griz said about the 'black boxes' is true, they are ok but definitely not made to last and also have a risk of catching fire. In the price range they are talking you can get a top end led such as Kessil. If they are offing you something you can't find elsewhere it is likely not worth it, if you can find a better price elsewhere then it is up to you as to whether you want to support the store or not.

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If you go with led be careful they are powerful. You want to use a par meter if possible. I did and found I had to reduce the lighting by 50%, I was cooking the corals...

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