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Old 07-04-2020, 11:37 PM
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Hi Everyone,

Looking for some advice on replacing my lighting on my 28g JBJ Nano-Cube.This tank has been running for 7+ years. Previously transferred from my 5 year RSM 130 which cracked one night randomly. I replaced the lighting a few years ago with Pro Supply LEDs but all the LEDs have died recently so I'm looking at a replacement.

Tank Dimensions: 18" Wide X 22" Deep (front to back) X 22" High

This is always been an ULM tank with hardy fish and kept it coral free until recently. I have a lot more time while I work from home. I am now aiming to keep softies and a few lps corals like Hammers, torch, frogspawn. I have Xenia, mushrooms, Zoos and GSP/

I've ordered a Red Sea DIY Mesh Hood which I'm not sure will work well with my Bow front but a small gap should be fine I hope.

I am looking at two lighting options. I'd prefer to stay on the cheap but will spend on the AI Prime 16HD is I have to.

Any thoughts on the 50w or the 100w of this NICREW lighting?
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B08...W4KOEZQ4&psc=1

$120 is a good price but you get what you pay for.. :|

Thanks for your advice
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Old 07-05-2020, 12:45 AM
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Tank main chamber: 18" Wide X 18" Deep (front to back) X 16.5" High
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Old 07-05-2020, 04:05 AM
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To share info.. this was the only thread I could find on those lights

https://www.reddit.com/r/ReefTank/co...ecommendations

Recommended these over the NICREW at least
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0727V8C5Q..._F5XxEbM8PSX23
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Old 07-05-2020, 03:18 PM
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I have no experience with the NICREW light, but on the subject of cheaper lights, I had success on a 24x12x16 20 gallon softie/LPS tank with a single Fluval Marine Nano. I was growing duncan, acan, mini anemone, ricordea, torch, and gorgonean. It is only 20 watts but above 70% power I started to burn the corals after switching from T8, and it has a nice programmable bluetooth ap. They are around $150.
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Old 07-06-2020, 03:54 AM
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Get a used AI prime, that's perfect up to a 24x24 tank. You can grow anything with that light. That's what I use on my 20G SPS frag tank.
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