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Default Looking for opinions on the best lighting for the money on an 8ft tank of petro's!

8ft X 24'' X 24'' 240 gallon stocking with 12 wild Moshi petro's and 12 wild petro Trews. Whats the best bang for the buck to make these fish look good and maybe grow some algae? Thank in advance!
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8ft X 24'' X 24'' 240 gallon stocking with 12 wild Moshi petro's and 12 wild petro Trews. Whats the best bang for the buck to make these fish look good and maybe grow some algae? Thank in advance!
I have been using Beamworks reef bright LEDs on my 8ft 240 2 @ 48" If I had to do it over, I might just go with the std lights and not the reef ones. They are decent priced and a good running light. My tank though was really bright and I was getting a ton of algae on the glass. So I tilted them towards the back and covered some of the white and blue lights with black duct tape to tone it down.




The big rock in the middle is now covered in algae, been about 3 weeks now since I put it in. Lighting doesn't always mean algae though, you might get diatoms first. Mine kinda comes and goes.
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I have too used Beamsworks and I really like the bang for your buck with these lights , after doing salt water you get use to a strong light and i choose the evo version but in the past I have used the regular and even with the regular you get shimmering on the bottom of the tank . About the algae I never got to grow it on my rocks.


Btw JimA your tank look really nice !
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I have been using Beamworks reef bright LEDs on my 8ft 240 2 @ 48" If I had to do it over, I might just go with the std lights and not the reef ones. They are decent priced and a good running light. My tank though was really bright and I was getting a ton of algae on the glass. So I tilted them towards the back and covered some of the white and blue lights with black duct tape to tone it down.




The big rock in the middle is now covered in algae, been about 3 weeks now since I put it in. Lighting doesn't always mean algae though, you might get diatoms first. Mine kinda comes and goes.

Jim wow amazing is all i got that tank is off the charts!!!! where is the cheapest place to get these lights? Beamworks reef bright LEDs is the actual name? You pretty much just made sale for them!
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They have a quad double bright reef thats not same is it?
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They have changed their lights around, since I bought mine. The quads would be really bright. These look to have blue, red and green. Might work good for your fish?

http://www.aquatraders.com/LED-Aquar...sh-p/66377.htm
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Jim that's a awesome tank.
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