Lighting A Big Tank

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Hello all. I am in the process of starting a new 250 gallon aquarium. I hope I can grow a few plants in it not many because I will have cichlids and they can tear them up. But I would like a couple large Amazon swords and such in there eventually. I am curious to see how others have done big planted tanks as well. If you have pics that would be amazing advice is welcomed as well. At the moment I am leaning towards a diy LED flood light system but not sure on how many watts to use. Or how many lights.
 

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Welcome to Fishlore, hope you get some responses today
 

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I would look at the Chinese black box lights like MarsAqua or VIPARSPECTRA if the cost is a concern. Check out or
 

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Kessil tuna suns are very powerful and suitable for large tanks, but they are pricey. George Farmer has quite a few youtube videos and instagram photos of tanks that use them.
 

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-Mak- said:
Kessil tuna suns are very powerful and suitable for large tanks, but they are pricey. George Farmer has quite a few youtube videos and instagram photos of tanks that use them.
The Kessil's are great but pricey, I have a pair of 360 Sun's on my 150 gallon. That's why I didn't mention them.
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-Mak- said:
Kessil tuna suns are very powerful and suitable for large tanks, but they are pricey. George Farmer has quite a few youtube videos and instagram photos of tanks that use them.
I'll check them out for sure.
 

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