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Old 02-08-2014, 12:14 AM   #191
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I also have a 20 setup in my sons room with a aquaclear 50 and a powerhead.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:40 AM   #192
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Yeah, I'll just go with the blue/white.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:59 AM   #193
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You cant go wrong with the blue and white fixture. I've bought about 6 of these fixtures and only one was full spectrum and I just dont like the purple hue it has in the tank, makes things look fuzzy in my opinion. lol

I just bought an orbit led fixture too, it seems really bright, I only intend on softies and lps, maybe an rbta, we'll have to see. The options on the orbit are very cool though, even the lightening storms.
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Yeah! We were debating over it too. All I want to keep is LPS and Softies and maybe a BTA. Just the .25 watt LEDS threw me off. Although when you look at there par rating through the chart, it says it can grow SPS at the top of 24" tank.
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:21 AM   #195
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I'd say it's very few sps that can be grown under the orbits. BUT I may only want some very simple sps like a monti or stunner chalice which I think if placed high enough up would be fine. The .25 w leds arent ideal, but I gotta say the fixture puts out a decent amount of light.
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:22 AM   #196
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Well that's reassuring. Did you put them over the new 40b or an existing tank? What size is it?
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Its over my 40b right now, I got the 36"-48" one to ensure I got as much light as possible. I currently have the controller setup and nothing in the tank. LOL Its just running through its cycle in my garage. hehe I am drilling the tank today so I expect to have water in it by Monday and corals a few days later. I will be sure to let everyone know how well they perform. I'm actually thinking I will have ti use the coral acclimation setting at first due to how bright they are.
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Alright. Can't wait to see the results!!
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A new LFS just opened up near me! They are four times the size of the one I usually go too. I went in once while they where still building but they were only selling water. They have no finished and I'm going to go later today. Excited to see what they have. I'm low on funds though ($100) . Maybe they'll have something nice! I might have to put a hold on the lights and keep it at FOWLR for a little while. I guess that's okay though.
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Glad to hear some more good news about the Orbit, especially from a more experienced reef keeper. Thanks for sharing, Carey. I'm looking forward to your update.

Mac, that's great, what did you end up getting? I think I'll be going fowlr for a while as well. Money is tight right now and I don't know when I'll be able to get new lights.

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