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Old 01-25-2014, 02:46 PM   #91
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I saw this chart too. My tank is 16" tall, though. I'm still considering it, but there are cheaper options too. I'm extremely confused on what to do.
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:47 PM   #92
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If I'm not mistaken the LEDS are .25 watts... That's not good.
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:48 PM   #93
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I am another that spent 300 on the orbit! This light will not support coral growth! May keep them alive, but you will not see much for growth!
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:48 PM   #94
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Take a look at the rapid led par 38 ! That is what I have chosen to replace my orbit with!
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Old 01-25-2014, 03:01 PM   #95
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Mac, I am under the impression that the amount of watts each LED puts out is mainly for penetration value. Therefore, the deeper the tank is, the more power you need to penetrate through the water. I could be completely wrong about this, but that is my understanding, so someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

Nelix, how deep is your tank?

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Old 01-25-2014, 03:06 PM   #96
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No you are right. I just think you need at least 1 watt LEDS like I've heard from other people. I can't seem to find anyone who uses it on the same size tank though :/.
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Old 01-25-2014, 03:15 PM   #97
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He might have gotten 2 or a different size or something...
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Old 01-25-2014, 03:18 PM   #98
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Haha, I looked at some PAR38 bulbs and they look pretty good and they are a great price...
I wish I had more assurance on the orbit because it looks really cool.
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You not wrong when you say it more light to reach more PAR deeper, but just considering the fact light emit like a cone, if you put it more far, less PAR will reach.

A laser don't loose PAR over distance, but normal light/led yes, because it spread.
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Old 01-25-2014, 03:27 PM   #100
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Haha, I looked at some PAR38 bulbs and they look pretty good and they are a great price...
I wish I had more assurance on the orbit because it looks really cool.
Same. I liked the PAR38 bulbs as well, but im looking for something "sleeker" and not so commercial. I think I'll probably end up getting the orbit just to test it out for myself.

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