50 gallon IM lighting

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  1. Arvind

    Arvind Supporting Member

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    Hi everybody just got my hands on a 50 gallon innovative marine I was planning on using three 160s on it for lighting but does anybody else have any ideas I cannot afford an ap700.

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  2. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

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    How about three AI prime?
     
  3. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

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    What are you going to put in it? Wall to wall sps? All softy? Fowlr?


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  4. DEATH BY SNU SNU

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    dimensions?
     
  5. Bruce Spiegelman

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    If it were me I'd sell the three A160s and then buy two 360's if it's going to be a mixed reef. Alternatively you can sell the A160's and pick up a 6 bulb ATI.
     
  6. dpc goes west

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    i have a LED light, the oceanrevive if your interested in that. T247 I believe. Worked on my IM for mixed reef. upgraded to dual radions for sps dominate tank.
     
  7. Arvind

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    Mixed reef mostly euphyllia clownfish and bubble tip


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  8. Arvind

    Arvind Supporting Member

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    About 30x24



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  9. Arvind

    Arvind Supporting Member

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    Around 15 deep


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  10. DEATH BY SNU SNU

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    go big or go home, EcoTech Radions get my vote
     
  11. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

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    Softies don't need that good of a light keep the a160
     
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  12. Vhuang168

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    Yup. Keep the A160s
     
  13. Arvind

    Arvind Supporting Member

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    How mAny


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  14. dpc goes west

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    one xr30 would give you great coverage and more than enough for your softies.
     
  15. Bruce Spiegelman

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    If that's the case I'm with everyone else -- keep the A160's. Nice lights.
     
  16. Arvind

    Arvind Supporting Member

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    Hi everyone

    Another question. I decided I will go with the 3 160s on the new 50 IM
    I plan on removing the 2 from the IM 20 I am currently running. I have the new one I bought yesterday. so a total of 3 now.

    The dilemma is now, what do I use to light the IM 20? I plan on making that one my rock, clownfish and anemone tank... no corals.
    I see a used Radion 15 g3 on Ebay. Is that a good light for a 24 inch long footprint? 15 inches wide or so. Seems like a good light never used them before only kessils.

    I used to have one 160 on the 20IM and it was not enough light, as you said Bruce, I have black sand, and a black background so I had to use 2 kessils 160 on that one. Now that tank will be lightless, so exploring options for it.

    If i find a used 360We I might jump at that. But I keep hearing about these radions... TBH I dont want to shell out for a second Kessil spectral controlller if i dont have to for the IM20.
     
  17. scuzy

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    You can get all sorts of light for that tank. I have a few used rapid led onyx full spectrum led for sale if you want to try them out first your welcome to barrow it.
     
  18. Arvind

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    Thx for the offer. Still exploring options


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  19. dpc goes west

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    also have a radion xr30 gen 3 if youre interested
     
  20. Arvind

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    Price? Also is it contollable with internet?


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