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Old 02-13-2015, 11:42 AM   #1
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Current Satellite+ vs Satellite Pro

I have a 55g planted with a Satellite+ on it right now. Do you guys think there's any benefit to upgrading to the Pro?

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3 times the power, what's your wants and goals?

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Sorry I forgot I started this thread lol. Just plant growth basically


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Ill be getting the pro/ecoxotic the regular didn't have much power only good for low light
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I ended up making a huge left turn and going with a Fluval PlantLife LED. I got a phenomenal deal on it and the light output is strong. I'll update with any growth over the next few months Click image for larger version

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I ended up making a huge left turn and going with a Fluval PlantLife LED. I got a phenomenal deal on it and the light output is strong. I'll update with any growth over the next few months Attachment 264620


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Works, 48"? How much was it?
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Works, 48"? How much was it?

My LFS had it on sale for $179. I definitely wouldn't have bought it for the $300 they originally retailed for as that opens up a lot of competition. It definitely lights the bottom of the tank better though


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I would run both if you are looking for more light.

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Yeah my LFS wants $320, way to much for what it is, it has lots of little LED's but at that price it either needs a timer or more power.

I had a Marine and Reef one I sold for $175 used on amazon, netted $154 came with my 15T for $250 including the stand so I got a 150g tank + stand for $100 lol, good thing I unloaded it when I did.
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I would run both if you are looking for more light.

Yeah my LFS wants $320, way to much for what it is, it has lots of little LED's but at that price it either needs a timer or more power.

I had a Marine and Reef one I sold for $175 used on amazon, netted $154 came with my 15T for $250 including the stand so I got a 150g tank + stand for $100 lol, good thing I unloaded it when I did.

How would you mount both of them? One on the front glass and one on the back?


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How would you mount both of them? One on the front glass and one on the back?


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Yeah thats what I would do. A 55g is pretty narrow but both lights are not that bright, if you run into algae issues I would put the Satellite on like a 4 hour a day timer and then run the Fluval the whole time or vice versa but I don't think the Fluval alone does much more light output than the Satellite.
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