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Old 08-07-2010, 02:56 AM   #391
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Lumen Bright has a new WIDE version of their reflectors. It throws the light much futher than the originals and WAY futher than the Lumen Arc Elite.

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So you are saying use 2- of those to cover my 6" tank? I will look into them, thanks.
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Old 08-07-2010, 07:37 AM   #392
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But at the same time would the light not be weaker from reflectinf further rendering them useless? PAR measuring time!
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Old 08-07-2010, 02:24 PM   #393
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But at the same time would the light not be weaker from reflectinf further rendering them useless? PAR measuring time!
I was thinking that too, I found on reefspecialty website some PAR readings. Look pretty good. But nobody mentions how many inches they can cover. I will probably still put an LED setup in the middle and maybe some day trade out my Lumenarc mini's for the new Lumenbright Wides.
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Wow this will like amazing when you are finished!!
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Old 08-07-2010, 03:42 PM   #395
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Wow this will like amazing when you are finished!!
Thank you. Yes, my coral still has a lot more growing in to do. I still have lots of small frags that I am anxious to see as big colonies.
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:21 PM   #396
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moreeee picturesssss.
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So you are saying use 2- of those to cover my 6" tank? I will look into them, thanks.
Whichever reflectors you used would have to be mounted pretty high for 2 to cover a 6' tank.

This may help. It's Sanjays latest reflector test.
Product Review: Analyzing Reflectors: Lumenbrite III, Lumenmax Elite, Lumenmax, and Lumenarc III | Advanced Aquarist's Online Magazine
"The reflectors seem to fall into 2 separate groups, Group 1, the Lumenarc and the Lumenmax and Group 2 comprising Lumen Brite and Lumenmax Elite. The Group 1 reflectors seem to be better at providing a wider coverage, whereas the group 2 reflectors tend to focus the light slightly more creating higher peak values and smaller spread."

"The Lumenarc III and the Lumenmax reflectors provide a large area of light coverage and hence are more suitable for tanks wider than 3 ft. The reflector will be able to provide a higher intensity deeper in the tank, thus making it a better choice for someone looking to light a wide tank that is deeper than 30", or for providing the ability to grow higher light corals lower in the tank."

"The Lumenbrite and Lumenmax elite are more suitable for tanks 3ft or less in width. They tend to provide a more focused coverage and higher peak values than the Lumenmax and Lumenarc reflectors. This can allow for better use in taller tanks, as more light can reach the bottom, or allow for higher placement of the lights thus reducing the heat dissipating in the water, or allow for higher light values to be obtained lower in the tank."
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I just got back home tonight from being in Hawaii for a week. My tank lights are off so I will need to wait until tomorrow to see if my coral is not brown, before posting more pictures. I still see lots of PE on the coral and my Achilles is still swimming. Speaking of Achilles. I had the opportunity to swim with them in the wild. It was awesome. While snorkling I could always tell when I was going to start feeling waves crashing down on top of me becaue thats where I would start seeing the Achilles Tangs. These fish really do love to hang out in the turbulent high oxygen water. It was very cool to see reef fish doing their thing in the ocean and very fun to be able to identify most of them. Anyway, landing in LAX sucked tonight and took forever from the time our plane touched ground to the time we actually got off the plane, got luggage and got home..... so I am tired and will update more later.
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