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Serpantkeeper
09-06-2016, 10:12 PM
Where in Edmonton is the best place for LED lighting??

e46er
09-07-2016, 04:06 AM
I'm not from your neck of the woods, but which light are you looking for? Not every shop will all carry every brand. And or at your price point.

Serpantkeeper
09-07-2016, 02:25 PM
Not looking to spend a g note on lighting right now. This LED lighting is all new to me as it was MH when I last had a set up.

e46er
09-07-2016, 03:20 PM
Not looking to spend a g note on lighting right now. This LED lighting is all new to me as it was MH when I last had a set up.


I have 2 of the 48" controllable ever grow lights that in super happy with.
I got them from reefsupplies
How big is your tank?

Serpantkeeper
09-07-2016, 03:40 PM
75 gallon. 48" long

CHEAPREEF
09-07-2016, 06:11 PM
IF your looking for the Halide shimmer there's really only one way to go with LED, Kessil. Since your in Edmonton drop by Aquarium Illusions and look at there display tank, it runs all Kessil you can see for yourself. I like mine. :)

The Codfather
09-07-2016, 06:59 PM
If you're patient, you can pick up any of the major players for second hand. I have four GHL mitras, bought second hand paid less then $400 for each of them.
I've seen over the last year, a lot of fixtures come through this site. There's even a vertex or two on the board now, and I'm sure they'd ship.
Do your research, find the one that works for you and wait.

intarsiabox
09-09-2016, 04:57 AM
If you are looking for used sign up on Facebook to Edmonton Coral Reef Buy and Sell. Way more members that are all local. Aquarium Illusions does have the Kessils on their display tank but you would need at least two on your tank at $500 a piece. I was thinking about them myself until one of our local reefers who has 6 of them over her tank had all of them die one by one and Kessil refused to do anything about it. You can usually find some cheap Maxspect Razors or give Evergrows a try for a fairly cheap fixture with a good reputation.

IronChefItaly
09-09-2016, 06:39 AM
If you are looking for used sign up on Facebook to Edmonton Coral Reef Buy and Sell. Way more members that are all local. Aquarium Illusions does have the Kessils on their display tank but you would need at least two on your tank at $500 a piece. I was thinking about them myself until one of our local reefers who has 6 of them over her tank had all of them die one by one and Kessil refused to do anything about it. You can usually find some cheap Maxspect Razors or give Evergrows a try for a fairly cheap fixture with a good reputation.

Haha. I was just going to mention this. Unfortunately Kessil as a company has a lot of quality control to work through. Their products are proven to be unreliable despite their initial glamour. I really do like the Kessils from both the fixture to the aesthetics of the light spread so hopefully they will sort themselves out in coming generations. When it comes to LEDs sky is the limit so I would really begin with what corals you plan to keep and what sort of expectations you have. And as others above have mentioned, if you're patient and don't mind second hand its definitely a good route in this hobby. Bottom end working up, you have something like Marine Orbit > Maxspect Razor > Hydra > Radion. Aside from that, welcome to LEDs!

DKoKoMan
12-04-2016, 05:50 PM
75 gallon. 48" long


I have a 48" Evergrow IT5012 on my 75 gallon bow front (48" length). I have recently added the light, it has only been on for a week but I like it so far and it didn't break the bank too much. I ended up ordering from reef supplies online and it turned out to be quick / easy. If your looking for bigger name stores in Edmonton, Aquarium Illusions or Big Al's. goodluck! :mrgreen:

Moogled
12-04-2016, 08:08 PM
I started looking at chinese black box LEDs on eBay.

Haven't pulled the trigger yet as I want something with more controllability but for the price I would not hesitate.

DKoKoMan
12-05-2016, 03:18 AM
I started looking at chinese black box LEDs on eBay.

Haven't pulled the trigger yet as I want something with more controllability but for the price I would not hesitate.

If you don't care about the big brand names, I would strongly suggest making the purchase of a full spectrum light. Mine looks amazing and everything is responding well. The evergrow comes with a controller as well. :razz: