50 gallon IM lighting

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Arvind, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. Arvind

    Arvind Supporting Member

    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.

    Thx


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  2. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    How about three AI prime?
     
  3. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

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


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  4. dimensions?
     
  5. 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. 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

    Arvind Supporting Member

    Mixed reef mostly euphyllia clownfish and bubble tip


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  8. Arvind

    Arvind Supporting Member

    About 30x24



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  9. Arvind

    Arvind Supporting Member

    Around 15 deep


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

    scuzy Supporting Member

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

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member


    Yup. Keep the A160s
     
  13. Arvind

    Arvind Supporting Member

    How mAny


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  14. one xr30 would give you great coverage and more than enough for your softies.
     
  15. If that's the case I'm with everyone else -- keep the A160's. Nice lights.
     
  16. Arvind

    Arvind Supporting Member

    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

    scuzy Supporting Member

    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

    Arvind Supporting Member

    Thx for the offer. Still exploring options


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

    Arvind Supporting Member

    Price? Also is it contollable with internet?


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