Tank size 48" X 18" X 18". Currently using a 48" Coralife Compact Fluorescent Fixture (2 each - 10K X 65 watt X 21" bulbs and 2 each - Actinic X 65 watt X 21" bulbs. Fixture is centered on the rear 2/3 of tank. Looking for electrical savings but mainly HEAT reduction.
Mainly a fish only tank now, but want to start adding corals. I was wondering if two of your 8,000°K/453nm Blue units would work.
Dear Mr. Jensen,
Thank you for contacting Ecoxotic and showing interest in our LED products.
You could use two of our 8K/453nm Blue Stunner LED strips for fish only - it will not be a "bright" tank, but it would be well lit. The 12" Stunner LED strips are linkable, so you could either use three of them - or just use a single 36" LED strip.
If you want to add corals later, we would really recommend using one of our 12K White/445nm Blue Panorama Pro LED modules. One module will brightly light a tank of your size - and they penetrate a bit deeper than our Stunner LED strips. In addition, they are modular, so you can simply add a 3-way splitter later and add more of the modules as you add more corals to your aquarium. Adding just 2 modules would allow you to grow all LPS corals and a few SPS corals.
Please let us know if you have any further questions.
The Ecoxotic Team