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Old 01/25/2018, 07:14 AM   #1
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What light for Fusion Nano 20??

I'm thinking about starting a IM Fusion Nano 20.
But what lights can you guys suggest for it??

I've look at:
Coral Box Aqua Nano LED
http://www.fish-street.com/coral_box_aqua_nano_led

AI Prime HD
https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/prime...umination.html

AI Hydra 26 HD
https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/hydra...umination.html

The tank will not contain SPS, so there is no need for a lot of light.

Any input on the light??


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Old 01/25/2018, 05:18 PM   #2
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All three options will work to some degree or another, but what features do you want in the light?

The AI fixtures are relatively feature-rich, but also significantly more expensive than the Coral Box light, which is sold by multiple vendors under various names. The Nano would probably be enough for most low to medium light corals, but might be pushing the limits of spread across the 24" width of the aquarium.

The AI Hydra would be more than enough for the size aquarium you have, but if you want more distributed light across the full width of the aquarium, you might consider a pair of the Prime's (for a slightly higher cost) as you could space them out a bit. A single Prime would not be my choice for that aquarium unless you plan on a single rock island in the very middle of it.


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Old 01/25/2018, 05:22 PM   #3
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I am running three of the fusion nano tanks (10, 20 and 25L) and have put the Kessil A80 on all three (one is a planted tank). No SPS, so they appear to be more than sufficient. The very ends of the 20 and 20L tanks are bit dim, but they are in bedroom so reducing light spill is important.


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Old 01/25/2018, 05:43 PM   #4
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I was looking at the AI prime or the reefbreeders "Nano-light plus" (another option) below for a new 28g cube I am setting up:

https://www.reefbreeders.com/shop/nano-lite/

Both appeal to me since they have mobile controller apps standard, which put them at the top of being easy to setup and control. I have had good service from reefbreeders (and AI/Ecotech as well). Have not dug into which had the best features or light (and made a decisions), but seem comparable.

I would think both would be OK in a tank not planning SPS, the edges will be noticeable darker but still able to have low light corals.


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Old 01/26/2018, 01:16 AM   #5
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@zooman72
I just need the best light to the cheapest price
I have seen photos of the Prime HD on 24" tanks. I can accept the lower amount of lights in sides of the tank (for now).

@ca1ore
Do you keep corals in the sides of the tank??

@HBtank
I've seen that lamp before
http://www.fish-street.com/coral-box...-plus-lighting
Which one did you buy??


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Old 02/09/2018, 01:18 PM   #6
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Anyone with experience with any of these:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01FVI7N...DG3Y7C31&psc=0

https://www.marinefarm.co.uk/lightin...rine-led-light

https://www.marinefarm.co.uk/lightin...rine-led-light

2 x https://www.amazon.co.uk/LED-Aquariu...=saltwater+led


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Old 02/09/2018, 07:44 PM   #7
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Go with the ai hydra 26hd, then you can keep what ever corals you want.


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Old 02/09/2018, 09:29 PM   #8
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Go with the ai hydra 26hd, then you can keep what ever corals you want.
plus one on this. I do think an AI Prime HD would be plenty for that size tank minus a few SPS that would likely need more but not too many. Check out the for sale forum as there are always great items up for grabs with little use and terrific prices.

This is a nice light for the price.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=2666780

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Old 02/09/2018, 11:34 PM   #9
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The Prime would be one of the top picks. But the price in Denmark/Europe is almost 500$
The Everglow / Photon V2 is priced at 360 - is the Prime worth the price difference??

https://www.reefbreeders.com/shop/photon-16-v2/

https://www.marinefarm.co.uk/evergro...rine-led-light


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Old 02/10/2018, 12:36 AM   #10
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Look at the oceanrevive t247. I have one and it is awesome!!


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Old 02/10/2018, 08:02 AM   #11
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Look at the oceanrevive t247. I have one and it is awesome!!
The Photon V2 is the new edition of Ocean Revive T247. They just sell them under different names


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Old 02/10/2018, 03:34 PM   #12
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The Prime would be one of the top picks. But the price in Denmark/Europe is almost 500$
The Everglow / Photon V2 is priced at 360 - is the Prime worth the price difference??

https://www.reefbreeders.com/shop/photon-16-v2/

https://www.marinefarm.co.uk/evergro...rine-led-light
You can certainly throw a lot of money at this hobby if you want to for sure. Is there any place online in your region that you might be able to purchase one used perhaps? The AI line of lights are definitely worth the money but as others have pointed out there are many other options to choose from and all those suggested in this thread are going to be a great option regardless of which one you choose.


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Old 02/10/2018, 04:31 PM   #13
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The Photon V2 is the new edition of Ocean Revive T247. They just sell them under different names
The oceanrevive is priced at $175 new which is a steal


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Old 02/11/2018, 01:45 AM   #14
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The oceanrevive is priced at $175 new which is a steal
https://www.marinefarm.co.uk/tank-eq...rine-led-light

That's the same light.
Og then there were a few things that they improved in the new lamp
- The lamp is more slim. Went from 4 to 2.5 cm in height and from 26 to 21 cm in width.
- Improved remote controller with LCD display
- Osram, CREE and SemiLED in the new. BridgeLuxLED's in the old.
- More "modern" design.

It would be possible to safe 80 on the Ocean Revive lamp compared to the Photon V2 lamp.
A lot of money, but I think that the LED's themself is worth the pricedifference.


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Old 02/11/2018, 01:47 AM   #15
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You can certainly throw a lot of money at this hobby if you want to for sure. Is there any place online in your region that you might be able to purchase one used perhaps? The AI line of lights are definitely worth the money but as others have pointed out there are many other options to choose from and all those suggested in this thread are going to be a great option regardless of which one you choose.
I've searched eBay, Amazon and a danish saltwater forum.
I found a couple on the german eBay, but they were sold close to the new price - and I will not pay that when the guarantee is close to run out


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