Best lighting for 125 gallon reef tank

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1KZKR LED Aquarium Hood Lighting 72 - 78 inch Fish Tank Light Lamp for Freshwater Marine Saltwater Blue and White Decorations Light 6-7ft (34W) 180cm - 200cmKZKR LED Aquarium Hood Lighting 72 – 78 inch Fish Tank Light Lamp for Freshwater Marine Saltwater Blue and White Decorations Light 6-7ft (34W) 180cm – 200cm$147.79Buy on Amazon
2hygger 42W 24/7 Lighting Aquarium LED Light, Sunrise-Daylight-Moonlight Mode and DIY Mode, Adjustable Timer Adjustable Brightness Fish Tank Light with Extendable Bracket 7 Colors for Planted Tankhygger 42W 24/7 Lighting Aquarium LED Light, Sunrise-Daylight-Moonlight Mode and DIY Mode, Adjustable Timer Adjustable Brightness Fish Tank Light with Extendable Bracket 7 Colors for Planted Tank$67.99Buy on Amazon
3hygger Clip On 24/7 Lighting Aquarium LED Light, 14W Sunrise-Daylight-Moonlight Mode and DIY Mode, Adjustable Timer Adjustable Brightness Fish Tank Light with 7 Colors for Planted Tankhygger Clip On 24/7 Lighting Aquarium LED Light, 14W Sunrise-Daylight-Moonlight Mode and DIY Mode, Adjustable Timer Adjustable Brightness Fish Tank Light with 7 Colors for Planted Tank$29.99Buy on Amazon
4KZKR Upgraded Aquarium Light LED Full Spectrum 48 - 60 inch Hood Lamp for Freshwater Marine Plant Multi-Color Decorations Light 120 - 150 cmKZKR Upgraded Aquarium Light LED Full Spectrum 48 – 60 inch Hood Lamp for Freshwater Marine Plant Multi-Color Decorations Light 120 – 150 cm$78.79Buy on Amazon
5AquaIllumination AI Prime 16 HD Reef Aquarium LED (Black)AquaIllumination AI Prime 16 HD Reef Aquarium LED (Black)$249.99Buy on Amazon
6Aquarium Lights –2nd Generation A029 Aquarium LED Light 30Watts Saltwater Lighting with Touch Control, 3W/5W LED Chips for Coral Reef Nano Fish Tank Marine Tanks with TimerAquarium Lights –2nd Generation A029 Aquarium LED Light 30Watts Saltwater Lighting with Touch Control, 3W/5W LED Chips for Coral Reef Nano Fish Tank Marine Tanks with Timer$68.59Buy on Amazon
7Hygger 32W Full Spectrum Aquarium Light with Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable Brackets, White Blue Red LEDs, External Controller, for Freshwater Fish Tank (46-52 inch)Hygger 32W Full Spectrum Aquarium Light with Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable Brackets, White Blue Red LEDs, External Controller, for Freshwater Fish Tank (46-52 inch)$57.99Buy on Amazon
8NICREW 100 Watts Aquarium LED Reef Light, Dimmable Full Spectrum Marine LED for Saltwater Coral Fish TanksNICREW 100 Watts Aquarium LED Reef Light, Dimmable Full Spectrum Marine LED for Saltwater Coral Fish Tanks$149.99Buy on Amazon
9DOMICA Aquarium Wave Maker Power head with Magnet Suction Base and Controller for 10 to 50 Gallon Fresh or Saltwater Tank, Fish Tank Circulation PumpDOMICA Aquarium Wave Maker Power head with Magnet Suction Base and Controller for 10 to 50 Gallon Fresh or Saltwater Tank, Fish Tank Circulation Pump$49.99Buy on Amazon
10SMATFARM LED Aquarium Light - Updated Program Coral Reef Light Dimmable 95Watts (±5%) Full Spectrum Sunrise Sunset for Marine Fish Tanks Coral Reef Lamp with Timer FunctionSMATFARM LED Aquarium Light – Updated Program Coral Reef Light Dimmable 95Watts (±5%) Full Spectrum Sunrise Sunset for Marine Fish Tanks Coral Reef Lamp with Timer Function$143.38Buy on Amazon

Best lighting for 125 gallon reef tank information

1. KZKR LED Aquarium Hood Lighting 72 – 78 inch Fish Tank Light Lamp for Freshwater Marine Saltwater Blue and White Decorations Light 6-7ft (34W) 180cm – 200cm

KZKR LED Aquarium Hood Lighting 72 - 78 inch Fish Tank Light Lamp for Freshwater Marine Saltwater Blue and White Decorations Light 6-7ft (34W) 180cm - 200cm
  • Two mode for Daylight and night light. Suitable for freshwater and marine tank. 5730 SMD White and Blue LEDs provide amazing shimmer.
  • Suitable Tank Length: 72inch/ 180cm – 78inch/ 200cm. With extendable bracket to fits your tank.
  • High-quality LEDs for low energy dissipation. Aluminum case for faster cooling to keep long service life. Lumen: 5124. Power: 33-34W.
  • This light is not waterproof, please don’t put it into the water.
  • Package include: 1x LED Aquarium Light, 2x Extendable Brackets, 1 x Power Supply. We will check the packaging carefully before shipping, avoid the damage to the light during transit.

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2. hygger 42W 24/7 Lighting Aquarium LED Light, Sunrise-Daylight-Moonlight Mode and DIY Mode, Adjustable Timer Adjustable Brightness Fish Tank Light with Extendable Bracket 7 Colors for Planted Tank

hygger 42W 24/7 Lighting Aquarium LED Light, Sunrise-Daylight-Moonlight Mode and DIY Mode, Adjustable Timer Adjustable Brightness Fish Tank Light with Extendable Bracket 7 Colors for Planted Tank
  • 🐠DEFAULT MODE(24/7 Natural Mode): Gradient Orange light (sunrise) from 6 am to 8 am; Gradient White light from 8 am to 6 pm; Gradient Blue light (moonlight) from 6 pm to 10:50 pm; The lights are off in other time periods. PS: The 6-time points on the controller are used as a reference for the first running time setting. In other words, the overall default time period can be delayed or advanced.
  • 🐟DIY MODE: Time + Color + Brightness can be set. ①Setting time(TIMER key): There are 3 choices, it can run for 6 hours, or 10 hours, or 12 hours; ②Brightness(🔺/🔻 key): 5 kinds of brightness. ③Color(ON-OFF/ M key): White, Red, Blue, Green, Purple, Orange, Cyan. PS: The next day the light slowly ramps up and down in 15 minutes, then comes the brightness you set. Cycle Color (No Brightness/Timer Selection).
  • 🐡NEW UPGRADE: Waterproof and easy to clean and wipe, No need to worry even if it falls into the water briefly. The separable adapter, even if it is damaged, no need to replace the whole light to avoid waste. The extendable bending bracket can be adjusted in length and easy to install, and can be applied to various freshwater tanks. Thicken aluminum to increase heat dissipation efficiency.
  • 🦐HIGH-QUALITY LIGHT: The light is soft, the color rendering index is close to natural light, up to 85%, protecting eyes and fish, to refuse the discomfort caused by stroboscopic for fish and viewers. Using high-quality 2835 + 5050 model lamp beads, long service life, at least 50,000 hours. Easy to maintain: Built-in smooth metal aluminum housing, just use a piece of a dry towel to wipe it clean. And Multiple settings are suitable for advanced players.
  • 🌿PRODUCT PARAMETERS: ①Power:42W; ②Led QTY:215PCS(White:106PCS/BLUE:43PCS/ RED:15PCS/GREE:8PCS/ RGB:43PCS); ③CRI:85; ④Application(for Fish Tnak Long):48”-54” ; ⑥Power Cord: 5.9ft+2.3ft; ⑦Input Votage:AC100-240V; ⑧Output Votage:DC20V; ⑨Kelvin: White 6500K, Blue 455nm, Red 620nm, Green 560nm; ⑩Lumens:2815;

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3. hygger Clip On 24/7 Lighting Aquarium LED Light, 14W Sunrise-Daylight-Moonlight Mode and DIY Mode, Adjustable Timer Adjustable Brightness Fish Tank Light with 7 Colors for Planted Tank

hygger Clip On 24/7 Lighting Aquarium LED Light, 14W Sunrise-Daylight-Moonlight Mode and DIY Mode, Adjustable Timer Adjustable Brightness Fish Tank Light with 7 Colors for Planted Tank
  • DEFAULT MODE(24/7 Natural Mode): Gradient Orange light (sunrise) from 6 am to 8 am; Gradient White light from 8 am to 6 pm; Gradient Blue light (moonlight) from 6 pm to 10:50 pm; The 24/7 lighting aquarium lights are off in other time periods. The overall default time period can be delayed or advanced.
  • DIY MODE: Full spectrum aquarium light also can change the time + brightness + color. ①Setting time(TIMER key): 3 kinds of time, 6h, or 10h, or 12h; ②Brightness(🔺/🔻 key): 5 kinds of brightness. ③Color(ON-OFF/ M key): White, Red, Blue, Green, Purple, Orange, Cyan, Cycle Color (no brightness selection).
  • NEW UPGRADE: Clip style bracket, easy to install, aquarium LED light can be used for different thickness of glass, the body of the fish tank light can be taken off and installed horizontally or vertically. The separable adapter, even if it is damaged, no need to replace the whole light to avoid waste. Thicken aluminum to increase heat dissipation efficiency.
  • HIGH-QUALITY LIGHT: The hygger aquarium light is soft, the color rendering index is close to natural light, up to 85%, protecting eyes and fish, to refuse the discomfort caused by stroboscopic for fish and viewers. Using high-quality 2835 + 5050 model lamp beads, long service life, at least 50,000 hours. Easy to maintain.
  • 14W PRODUCT PARAMETERS: ①Power:14W; ②Led QTY:68PCS(White:32PCS/BLUE:12PCS/ RED:7PCS/GREE:3PCS/ RGB:14PCS); ③CRI:85; ④Application(for Fish Tnak long):12’’-20’’ ; ⑥Power Cord: 4.9ft+2.3ft; ⑦Input Votage:AC100-240V; ⑧Output Votage:DC20V; ⑨Kelvin: White 6500K, Blue 455nm, Red 620nm, Green 560nm; ⑩Lumens:817;

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4. KZKR Upgraded Aquarium Light LED Full Spectrum 48 – 60 inch Hood Lamp for Freshwater Marine Plant Multi-Color Decorations Light 120 – 150 cm

KZKR Upgraded Aquarium Light LED Full Spectrum 48 - 60 inch Hood Lamp for Freshwater Marine Plant Multi-Color Decorations Light 120 - 150 cm
  • Full spectrum LEDs aquarium light, bring more natural light to your fish and plant. 3 optional control modes: All LEDs On / Only Blue LEDs On / Close.
  • Super bright 5730SMD. High-quality LEDs for low energy dissipation. Aluminum case for faster cooling to keep long service life.
  • 2 22.5 inch lights that needs to be merged together using retractable brackets to form 1 set which is suitable for Tank Length: 120cm/ 48inch- 150cm/ 60inch. With extendable bracket to fits your tank. Lumen :5355. Power: 33.5-34W.
  • This light is not waterproof, please don’t put it into the water. The upgraded folding design greatly reduces the possibility of damage to the long lamp body during transportation. Simple to complete the assembly, strong and durable. When installing, the connecting joints on two parts of lamp body must be fully tightened to be worked perfectly.
  • Package include: 1x LED Aquarium Light, 2x Extendable Brackets, 1 x Power Supply. We will check the packaging carefully before shipping, avoid the damage to the light during transit.

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5. AquaIllumination AI Prime 16 HD Reef Aquarium LED (Black)

AquaIllumination AI Prime 16 HD Reef Aquarium LED (Black)
  • Dimensions Length 4.88in. (12.4cm) Width 4.88in. (12.4cm) Height 1.34in. (3.4cm)

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6. Aquarium Lights –2nd Generation A029 Aquarium LED Light 30Watts Saltwater Lighting with Touch Control, 3W/5W LED Chips for Coral Reef Nano Fish Tank Marine Tanks with Timer

Aquarium Lights –2nd Generation A029 Aquarium LED Light 30Watts Saltwater Lighting with Touch Control, 3W/5W LED Chips for Coral Reef Nano Fish Tank Marine Tanks with Timer
  • ▲HIGHT QUALITY LEDs & PROFESSIONAL SPECTRUM — Carefully selected 3W/5W high-power LEDs (Royal blue, Blue, White) for our LED aquarium light, professional design proper blue and white light proportion, mimic the deep-sea environment, help coral to pop and bring out the colors. Hipargero Aqua Knight aquarium led light uses top quality 90 degree three in one acrylic lens, ensure higher light efficiency and remarkable color uniformity
  • ▲TWO DIMMABLE LED CHANNELS WITH TOUCH CONTROL — This saltwater lighting intensity can be adjusted from 0% to 100%, easy to dim appropriate lighting for different sea pets (coral reef or fish), promote the growth of any SPS and LPS flourished under it. Perfect blue light can promote producing the amount of Vitamins D3 which will help coral absorb Calcium so that coral will appear more brighter color, suitable for coral, platypus and other creatures
  • ▲SUPER PREMIUM MATERIALS — Hipargero LED reef lights use grind arenaceous painted metal adjustable bracket, 4.7” < bracket length < 11”, special design for Nano tanks. Authentic chips with high quality and longer lifetime. Two-rollers silent fan( keep work until dim off), noise standards lower than 44.7 db(A), fast heat transfer and create you a comfortable home environment
  • ▲APPEARANCE ARTFUL & EASIER TO OPERATE — Super thin body design with the height of only 1.2inch, three colors of LEDs easy to adjust the intensity by touch. Suitable for 10”- 18” length and tank glass thickness less than or equal to 0.8inch. Just plug and play, and dimmable with touch control, very easy to operate
  • ▲AFTER-SALE WITHOUT WORRY — Hipargero Aqua Knight LED aquarium lights have 1 year warranty, 30 days money back guaranteed! Your questions will be replied within 24hours. Please note: Updated A029 light can suit RIMLESS tank and rimmed tank. Tank glass should be thinner than 20mm(0.8inch) . 30min Sunrise after power on. Sunrise from weak brightness to strongest brightness in first 30mintues.

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7. Hygger 32W Full Spectrum Aquarium Light with Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable Brackets, White Blue Red LEDs, External Controller, for Freshwater Fish Tank (46-52 inch)

Hygger 32W Full Spectrum Aquarium Light with Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable Brackets, White Blue Red LEDs, External Controller, for Freshwater Fish Tank (46-52 inch)
  • 🐠【Ultra Bright Led Light】this aquarium led light is DC12V/32W, 5730 large leds, super bright, makes the aquarium water look more sparkly clean.Suggest for fish tank 46 inch to 52 inch in width, support low-to-mid light level plant growth. Input: AC100-240V/60HZ. Suitable for freshwater aquarium, not for saltwater use
  • 🐠【Adjustable Brackets】the fish tank light comes with 2 metal and 2 plastic mounting brackets, which are both freely extendable. You can easily to install this led fish tank light on most aquarium tanks, with cover or no, with rims or rimless
  • 🐠【3 Light Color Modes】this aquarium light has 3 light modes: White LEDS, Blue+white+red LEDS, Red+ blue LEDS, it’s very easy to shift the color by press the second button for 1 to 3 times on the controller. Color changes will make your one aquarium change to 3 different wonderful views
  • 🐠【Brightness & Timing】 you can adjust the light brightness from 100% to 10% according to your prefer or the light needs of the plants, 5 levels of brightness in total. Besides, on the external controller, you can set the lighting time to 3, 6 or 12 hours by pressing the third button for 1 to 3 times
  • 🐠【Durable Aquarium Light】low profile mounting bracket fish tank light, with aluminum alloy metal shell,has a nice feel and fast heat dissipation. With high-quality leds, energy efficient, can last up to 20000 hours of lighting

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8. NICREW 100 Watts Aquarium LED Reef Light, Dimmable Full Spectrum Marine LED for Saltwater Coral Fish Tanks

NICREW 100 Watts Aquarium LED Reef Light, Dimmable Full Spectrum Marine LED for Saltwater Coral Fish Tanks
  • Full color spectrum (popular blue spectrum, red, green and Violet+UV) can promote optimal coral growth and enhance dramatic coloration, while creating a gentle shimmer throughout the aquarium
  • With a maximum spread of 24″ x 24″, the light has a peak PAR of 250µMol at a depth of 24 inches, suitable for SPS tanks
  • Smart fans for LEDs temperature control ensuring optimal LEDs’ working conditions
  • With touch control, white and blue channels can be operated together or independently, allowing you to adjust the light intensity and spectrum for your tank
  • Easily mount your light on your rimmed or rimless tank with the tank mount included, you can also choose to suspend the light above your aquarium with hanging kit (Sold separately)

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9. DOMICA Aquarium Wave Maker Power head with Magnet Suction Base and Controller for 10 to 50 Gallon Fresh or Saltwater Tank, Fish Tank Circulation Pump

DOMICA Aquarium Wave Maker Power head with Magnet Suction Base and Controller for 10 to 50 Gallon Fresh or Saltwater Tank, Fish Tank Circulation Pump
  • 【Controllable Multi-Mode】Smart wave maker, with build in controller that enables to create waves by setting different flow modes, sunrise and sunset, day-time and night-time; It will helps you to create an natural current for your coral to thrive with DOMICA Power head Controller.
  • 【Super Quiet Motor】Safe DC 24V powered controllable wave maker with energy saving magnetic propeller and motor, circulating water quietly, re-fresh water quality, 360 degree managing your tank water.
  • 【Easy to Install】 With a magnetic bracket which is easy to install and allows you to position the pump virtually anywhere in your aquarium. The strainer gaps is micro design(0.25inch), efficiently prevent small fishes, corals and sea stars from getting stuck.The head rotates a full 360°, offering full control of the direction of flow, creating natural water motion.
  • 【Energy saving】Power consumption to 10 W, Max flow: 1100 GPH, Recommended for 10-50 gallon tank. Power cord length 11.5ft (Controller power cord length 5.0 ft, pump power cord 6.5 ft).
  • 【Must be Fully Submerged】this DC wave maker should be fully submerged into water, the controller is not water-proof, please keep it away from water.

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10. SMATFARM LED Aquarium Light – Updated Program Coral Reef Light Dimmable 95Watts (±5%) Full Spectrum Sunrise Sunset for Marine Fish Tanks Coral Reef Lamp with Timer Function

SMATFARM LED Aquarium Light - Updated Program Coral Reef Light Dimmable 95Watts (±5%) Full Spectrum Sunrise Sunset for Marine Fish Tanks Coral Reef Lamp with Timer Function
  • PROFESSIONAL SALTWATER AQUARIUM SPECTRUM – With timer and dimmer, G5 smart reef light perfectly simulate sunrise and sunset, 0%-100% dimming for customized lighting suitable for coral reef. 24pcs high quality 5W SMD LEDs, higher efficiency and brighter. Optical lens with high transmission rate and daylight-resistant make G5 as perfect reef lights for corals
  • REMOTE & TOUCH CONTROL & JOINT CONTROL – This 95W saltwater aquarium lighting support remote and touch control is special design for marine saltwater tanks. The built-in sunrise sunset program and DIY modes make G5 reef lighting could imitate nature lighting of sea perfectly. Master slave joint control make sure master G5 could synchronize the data of all lights, easier operation
  • BETTER HEAT DISSIPATION & NO NOISE – Smart two-rollers silent temperature control fans ensuring optimal LEDs’ working conditions. Noise standards is lower than 44.7 db(A), fast heat transfer and create you a comfortable environment. G5 is very good coral lights for saltwater tanks
  • FLEXIBLE FULL ALUMINUM STANDS – Special Anti-rust design flexible full aluminum with oxidation bracket suitable for different size of coral tanks. Oblate base of screws efficiently increase the stressed area and protect coral reef tank well. Ideal coverage of G5 coral lamp is 20-28 inch. Tank glass thickness: 0.2-0.8 inch
  • NOTICE & WARRANTY – NOTICE: From Feb 20,a remote controller included in G5 reef tank light package, but need install battery before use! Smatfarm G5 aquarium light comes with a ONE-YEAR WARRANTY and NO REASON to return within 30 days. Full-time customer service, all emails and messages will be replied within 24 hours! Please contact our service team first if you have any problem with our G5 LED aquarium light!

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How to Choose?

When you are looking to buy lighting for 125 gallon reef tank, the market can be saturated with many different brands all selling different products. It can be hard to decide which product is best for you, especially if you don't have any prior knowledge about the specifications you are looking for. The best case scenario is that you do some research before you buy, so that you don't end up regretting your purchase. However, this takes a lot of time and effort.

Don't worry, we have made this process a little easier for you. We have researched some products and have listed the features and specifications you need to focus on before shopping. This will help you to decide which one is best for you.

Brand:

When it comes to shopping for products, it's important to first consider your needs and requirements. From there, you can shortlist the brands that best meet your needs. Keep in mind that products from famous brands can be expensive, as they have a good reputation to protect.

However, it's also important to note that these brands typically offer high-quality products. If you're looking for a budget-friendly option, you may want to consider brands that are not well-known. If you are looking for a budget-friendly option, you should explore these brands when shopping for best lighting for 125 gallon reef tank that meets your needs.

Features:

When you're looking to buy a product, it's important to have a clear idea of the features and specifications you want. Jot these down so you have a reference point. Rank the features in order of importance, with the most essential at the top. Consider which features you're willing to compromise on, and rank them accordingly.

Once you have this list, compare different brands to see which offers the closest match to what you're looking for. If there's no perfect match, choose the brand that comes closest and is still within your budget. This will ensure you get a product that meets your needs.

Price:

There is a wide range of prices for different brands of products. Most products from renowned brands are expensive, while products from new brands are more affordable. Many users trust that products from famous brands will be of high quality, so you can be confident that you won't be disappointed. However, their high price may not be affordable for everyone.

If your budget is tight and you are looking for a product with great features, you may want to consider a product from a new brand. But before you make a decision, be sure to do your research to make sure the quality of the product is good. No one wants to buy a product that doesn't work properly after a few days.

Customer Review:

When selecting a product, it is important to read through the reviews of previous customers. These reviews can provide you with helpful information in deciding which product is best for you. Once you have researched customer reviews, analyze the good and bad reviews.

However, don't rely on the opinion of just one customer. Instead, read a variety of reviews. If the majority of reviews are positive and there are few negative reviews, then you can feel confident in ordering lighting for 125 gallon reef tank.

Pros and Cons:

When considering a purchase, it's important to be aware of both the pros and cons of the product. No product is perfect, so it's important to do your research and understand what each product has to offer. You can find information on pros and cons from customer reviews. It's also important to be aware of the product's design, features, and how it works before making a purchase.

Having a concise list of pros and cons can help make the decision-making process easier. It's also important to be delighted with every aspect of the product before spending your money. Please check manually all the pros and cons if its first time you want to purchase this product.

Conclusion:

There is no one definitive answer to the question of what the best product is. Different people will have different opinions, and what is best for one person may not be best for another. However, some factors to consider when buying best lighting for 125 gallon reef tank include price, quality, and personal preference. Ultimately, the best product is the one that meets the individual's needs and fits within their budget.

When considering quality, it is important to look at the reviews of the product. If the reviews are good, then the product is likely to be of good quality. If the reviews are bad, then the product is likely to be of poor quality. The price of the product is also important. It is important to find a product that is affordable, without sacrificing quality. Finally, the customer service of the company is important. If there are any problems with the product, the customer service should be able to help. The customer service should also be friendly and helpful.