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Old 01-20-2014, 02:54 PM   #51
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I am having the same problem with my 20g High! I don't know if the orbit will be enough or what I would have to add to it! What did you end up doing?
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:01 PM   #52
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R420R 60w nano !!!! Last for years and really good spectrum and intensity !!! My SPS are really happy !!!
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:04 PM   #53
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It looks amazing and I've seen it before but I only have $200 to spend!
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:19 PM   #54
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Put a little 50-100$ more, you won't regreat it !!! I said same thing that you for my 20g. "I won't put more than 200$" ona light. So I've took a look on Orbit fixture (here it's 230$). But I've decided to cancel my order and take the R420R.

I won't go back to save buck, I really too much enjoy this light, my corals color is huge, and the light is dimmed to 65%W 55%B all the day.
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:15 PM   #55
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Is it programmable or just Dimmable?
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:20 PM   #56
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Programmable dual channel on 6 points on a scale from 1% to 100% with 1% precision.
It mean you can do THIS:

....................... 0:00 13:00 14:00 16:00 22:00 23:30
WHIT CHANNEL: 0% ....0% ....25% ....75% ....75% ....10%
BLUE CHANNEL: 1% ....1% ....63% ....75% ....75% ....30%

The time precision for program settings is 30 minutes, and you can set the current time with this precision: 23:42


I know I insist on this light, but I'm not here for advertising, only to show you my satisfaction degree.


There are 3 modes:
- Automatic (Your home made program)
- Manual: You set it dimmed on what you want and it keep like this until you change program mode
- Preset: Unusefull already setted program that I never used....
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:26 PM   #57
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I'm not putting anything against you. It's a great light many people have mentioned it before. It's just a lot more then I wanted to spend. I guess I'll have to think about though. I was thinking maybe just to go with the generic EBAY led or taotronics or the DSunY.
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:33 PM   #58
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I'm not putting anything against you. It's a great light many people have mentioned it before. It's just a lot more then I wanted to spend. I guess I'll have to think about though. I was thinking maybe just to go with the generic EBAY led or taotronics or the DSunY.
I was thinking about the fact the Orbit come with a lot of "cool" options, like a good toy... But in the price you pay for a remote and for programs that you don't need... There are probably better light than mine that's cheeper, or similar lighting programmable, but take something that you'll be satisfied of it...

If I had did the mistake of buying the Orbit, I would wanted to upgrade to something "more professional looking" or more powerfull... Some have great success with simple dual t5 fixtures set on two timers (blue and white)... And some other great success with 2xW 2xB(actinic) T8 fixture on dual timer too...

Or maybe you can go something like 30W LED output but really cheaper than Orbit... Do you absolutely want it dimmable ? It's only a personal choice...


Do you plan on growing SPS ?
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Maybe, I'm not sure though. I'd like to have the option too. Thanks for the great input though.
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:56 PM   #60
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In my case I run it 65%W, 55%B, and my SPS are colorfull. So maybe 40W leds is perfect for SPS.
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