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Old 06-23-2014, 05:06 PM   #11
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I know I am late to comment, but as the other posters said the orbit is not a good choice if you want corals. I wrote up a nicve review on my thread the other day on it.

I have it over a shallow 40b tank and it cannot grow sps and lps is just about the limit for it. My nem is reaching for the light as well, def not enough for him. Over a 75g it would be almost useless. :-(

The tao unit mentioned early on is a great choice as it dims and will keep anything you want to keep as far as lighting goes.
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I will have to read that thread. I am a bit disappointed bc we were really excited about storm effects!


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Old 06-23-2014, 05:17 PM   #13
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To be honest, I only show those storm effects when someone comes over. ;lol They arent very practical really. All it does is freak out the fish. The light color is awesome and the programming is easy but the light just wont produce. :-( Shame too cause they look fantastic. I am keeping mine over the 40g and only keeping soft corals and some lps now. I will be moving the nem and other high light corals over to another tank.
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I'm having the same problem with my orbits. My rose bta is really reaching for the light. My question is if I get one of the led lights on ebay as suggested. It says it is 120 wats. Will that raise my electric bill alot.

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Old 06-28-2014, 03:46 AM   #15
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The tao panels dont pull much electricity at all to be honest. It shouldnt impact the bill much at all.
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The reefbreeders photon series are nice the are programable and dim able but they are right at the budget


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