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Old 06-01-2015, 12:20 AM   #21
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What size tank is this? I have a single orbit fixture over my 40b which is quite shallow and still can only keep softies and some lps. It has a lot of nifty features though but it just isnt up to par for lighting a reef tank in my opinion. I also have a larger orbit over my 90g that I just purchased the other day, BUT that tank is fish only and will never be a coral tank so it works for that.
I couldnt get your link to load with that light ......
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Wasn't planning on it haha. Do you think this light would be better maybe Mantra

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This is definitely more powerful than the Current fixture, but I'm not sure you are going to like it. It's got none of the controll-ability that you liked about the Current fixture, and I don't think it's going to be strong enough.
What are the dimensions of your tank?
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This is definitely more powerful than the Current fixture, but I'm not sure you are going to like it. It's got none of the controll-ability that you liked about the Current fixture, and I don't think it's going to be strong enough.
What are the dimensions of your tank?

Its an aqua one evo 120 - 260L tank

Length = 120cm
Depth = 45cm
Height = 55cm
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:57 AM   #24
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Wasn't planning on it haha. Do you think this light would be better maybe http://daluaaustralia.com.au/OurProd.../Default.aspx?

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Personally I think it's kinda pricey.

you could get something like this for a strip light, although it isn't programmable but you could even get two of them for less;
and they have the same general specs as the one you linked.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VM0OHH4?psc=1

but if you really want/need the programmability maybe something like this;

http://www.amazon.com/Programmable-L...BPJB9YAKQJ9ZPN

you may be able to get away with 1 16" fixture and I'm sure you could get/make a mount for it.


Either way you want ~165 watts or more, and the unit should have 3 watt LEDS, not .5 watt like many of the strip style have.
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Whatever you choose, you'll want more whites than blue, or a way to dim the whites to your liking. If it was my tank, I would want two 16" fixtures over it. My tank is 91cm front to back and even placed longways, a single unit puts very little light at the far front and back-not enough for my liking.
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that Euphotica one I linked above has a 32" model.
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Whatever you choose, you'll want more whites than blue, or a way to dim the whites to your liking. If it was my tank, I would want two 16" fixtures over it. My tank is 91cm front to back and even placed longways, a single unit puts very little light at the far front and back-not enough for my liking.
I've been looking all week at lights and ive found this one. What do you think? ZP3600


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lots of bells and whistles but not much power under the hood. It is using 1 & 2 watt LEDs and only a total of 144 watts. For a 60" fixture that is no better than the other units you were considering.

As I said earlier, the units with all the extra features are more often than not underpowered.
do you really need a sunrise and sunset feature?

Why not buy a couple of inexpensive Taotronics or similar LEDs for the light and get a smaller one with all the doodads for the features.

have the small unit do it's sunrise thing, then after a while have the main lights come on, then reverse the process at night.

Best of both worlds.
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I can't hang lights either - for the same reason. I bought some PVC pipe and built this...

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Then made a box to cover it, and all is good - suspended lights without any wall damage. I'll be getting new lights soon, but this rig can support whatever light I want to hang.


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