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Old 04-30-2015, 09:35 PM   #11
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Are these the same 18 watt fixtures the OP mentioned? So you only have two at 36 watts total?


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Old 04-30-2015, 10:51 PM   #12
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I'm running two 48"-60" bars, 192 LEDs on each one ,46 watts each on my 72 gallon bow tank. I'm current running with Kessils on a tank, Taos on my 90 and ocean revive on another. The orbit lighting is my favorite by far with the overall growth. JMO.Click image for larger version

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I wouldn't use them. Not enough light.
How are you comparing overall growth, to just a coral surviving? The softies in your tank, if they've been in there for a year now, should have grown 10x their initial size, if under the correct lighting.
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Like I said, just my opinion. I think they are good lights and have grown my corals well enough to have a tank full enough with growth to move some over to the 3 other tanks. May not be a fit for everyone but do not believe in calling them garbage either.


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I agree nobody should call anyone's choices garbage. But we are confused as to how only 36 watts will suffice for you.


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Old 05-01-2015, 07:48 PM   #16
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I have run the two orbit led lights for over a year and the growth has been good. I'm by far no professional but am just stating the facts on this particular tank. Now I don't have 10x growth, I would say 5x which is good for me, I don't want the tank overgrown. It supports my anemone, clam, etc very happily.


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Old 05-01-2015, 08:09 PM   #17
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I have 2 so a total 92 watts, I have followed the 1 watt per gallon philosophy that has worked on this tank well. Now for my other tanks I'm still running 3 different lights on each tank. Click image for larger version

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Still experimenting with different lights on each tank😎.


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