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Ok i am currently building a 180. I have been looking at this
http://www.rapidled.com/freshwater-180g-tank-dimmable-kit/

I have LEDs on my reef tank and love them but i am not sure this will be enough for a Medium light tank. Also been thinking of T5 like this

http://www.lowes.com/pd_391750-337-...RL=?Ns=p_product_qty_sales_dollar|1&facetInfo=

http://www.lowes.com/pd_551931-4607...RL=?Ns=p_product_qty_sales_dollar|1&facetInfo=

Which do you guys think is my best option. I have also looked at Buildmyled and they are way out of budget for me considering they recommended 2 fixtures at like $400 a pop i just can't justify that expense as compaired to RapidLED that i could add more LEDs to the system as $$ and need arises.
 

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If you are on a budget and want powerful led lighting then maybe do a simple multi chip build? It´s fun if you are into building stuff... Just find some old computer heatsinks and ad driver + leds and go from there.

My plants are bubbling away nicely under simple cheap cold white leds.

Edit: Will it be open top?
 

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For medium light I'd say I've had good results with my 48" Diamond Plate T8 fixtures from Home Depot. However you'll want something that goes to the ends of your tank or you'll have highly varying PAR throughout the tank.

While it will be expensive, I think most will say two 72" LED fixtures will end up being your best bet.
 
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