Reef Lighting/55 Gallon

Clipsterzzz

Hello guys, recently I bought lights for my 55 gallon reef aquarium. I had one anemone, which passed away yesterday. I had fluval aquasky led lights, which I heard would not sustain corals. I returned those and narrowed down to two options. I am wondering which one is better for corals and provides more color as well as more cost efficient. The options are: Fluval Marine and Reef 2.0 led light and 4-lamp T5 HO high bay fluorescent lights with 2 ATI 48inch 54w blue plus T5HO fluorescent bulb, 1 54W Korallen-Zucht FijI Purple HO T5 Lamp ,and 1
GE F54T5/865 - 4 ft. - 54 Watt - T5 - 6500K Blue. I want something that will be very cost efficient and good for corals.
 

Coradee

Giving this a bump up for you
 

Clipsterzzz

Appreciate it!
 

aaron0g

For efficiency led is always going to be better, t5 lighting has been trusted for longer but the bulbs need to be replaced as they deteriorate. The fluval led lighting is limited to 2 channels when adjusting unlike some other makes where every led can be adjusted and the lighting controlled on wifi, some like the aI prime hd even do weather and lunar cycle. If it was my tank and I had the choice of those 2 I would choose the fluval reef and probably get their controller although I have heard the controlled is overpriced for the limited functions it offers.
 

Clipsterzzz

If I get the fluval led, would it sustain all types of corals?

aaron0g
Do you recommend any other reef lights that will be easy to maintain like leds and under $200?
 

aaron0g

Not really but I keep seeing some on amazon rated at 165W led reef lights, always seem to get a good review they are avaliable with or without wifI control but not sure of the coverage and how many you may need.
And the fluval one should be fine for all corals providing the placement of corals is appropriate.
 

Lawnmower Blennie

Take a look at the CurrentUSA satellite LED lights! A couple friends that do Reef and FOWLR tanks recommended them to me.
 

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