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Need some help on picking my lighting

Ok so, hereís my tank itís a rimless 120x50x50 and I run co2. I lighting I have now is a marineland planted led and a satellite plus.

Iíve been looking into getting the new fluval 3.0 or a chihiros RGB, and Iím looking for some help and input on what one to go for.
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Are you looking to add or replace lights? What is your goal with the lighting? Is there a look or outcome you want to achieve?



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Are you looking to add or replace lights? What is your goal with the lighting? Is there a look or outcome you want to achieve?


Replace lighting with high lighting. I donít want light to be the limiting factor in my plant growth. The lower parts of my pants lose there leaves because my lights arenít very strong
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Are you planning on hanging the lights or putting them on the tank. Since the tank is rimless Iíd try to keep the aesthetic by going with 2 of the chihiros rgb lights and get one of there hanging kits. I believe this would put you in highlight but Iím not sure as I donít have any experience with them. As you the fluval 3.0, one would put you in medium to high and two would put you in very high light so you wouldnít have to worry about it again.


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Are you planning on hanging the lights or putting them on the tank. Since the tank is rimless Iíd try to keep the aesthetic by going with 2 of the chihiros rgb lights and get one of there hanging kits. I believe this would put you in highlight but Iím not sure as I donít have any experience with them. As you the fluval 3.0, one would put you in medium to high and two would put you in very high light so you wouldnít have to worry about it again.


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Are you talking about 2 60cm chihiros or 2 120cm lights ?
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Are you talking about 2 60cm chihiros or 2 120cm lights ?


2 120 cm. It will give you better spread and more light.


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Need some help on picking my lighting

Ok well I finally got myself a new light. I got two 60cm Nuniq wide led lights withe their hanging company. So far Iím loving the lights.
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Nice brand..

fun ad..


Now where is the dimmer?....

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Nice brand..

fun ad..


Now where is the dimmer?....


Thatís the only thing thatís missing, but the light is super easy to move up and down. It takes less then 30sec to raise and lower them
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Where did you buy it? I like the design. Color looks great too.
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Where did you buy it? I like the design. Color looks great too.


I bought it directly from them. Gaon company.
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The design looks good man.
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Shouldn't be hard to ad a dimmer.. Pics of power supply specs or list please..

SPECS on the 90 fyi..



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Input voltage:AC100〜240V 50/60Hz
Adapter: 12V 6A
Power consumption:70W
Weight / Lighting unit: 2.42kg
Luminous flux:3450 lm
Color temperature:Around 7,000~9,000K (Due to the nature of LED lighting, there are variation in color temperature.)
Total LED:Mixture of RGB+W=147
LED Brand: World best LED chips brand Nichia(Japan), DKI(Taiwan) and Lite-On (USA)
LED life:Over 30,000hrs (subject to operating environment)
Operating temperature range:0〜32℃
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I bought it directly from them. Gaon company.
How much did it cost you to import from Korea if you don't mind me asking?
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Ok well I finally got myself a new light. I got two 60cm Nuniq wide led lights withe their hanging company. So far Iím loving the lights.

That set up on your aquarium looks great! The lighting has made a good improvement.
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