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Old 02-03-2015, 04:19 PM   #1
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LED lights for open/rimless tanks

So I have an Aqueon modular LED and its great with 2 daylights and 1 colormax but it can't be run over an open tank and my glass hoods get dirty and block the light and I like looking down into the tank.
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Old 02-04-2015, 07:51 PM   #2
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So, are you looking for a new fixture or what?
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Old 02-05-2015, 01:11 AM   #3
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So, are you looking for a new fixture or what?
Yeah I guess.

I mean I guess I usually see the Finnex and Current Satellite recommended on here. My LFS has the Fluval's, Elive's and a ZooMed one. I think the Marineland planted tank light would be over kill, and they seem to be changing all there stuff right now.
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I like the finnex lights. Also the current usa. Have used them both.
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I'm wondering how the Ecoxotic E compares to the new Current satellite pro, I don't like how they are so thin seems like I would need 2 to cover just about any tank?
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What size tank do you have? I've got a 29 gal and a single Ecoxotic covers mine pretty well. The new Satellite Pro is apparently higher PAR than the Ecoxotic, and I believe it has a 120 degree reflector (spread angle of the light). So unless you've got a 75 gal or a breeder tank, you can probably get by with one. Finnex lights don't have bells and whistles, but they are affordable, great lights.


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What size tank do you have? I've got a 29 gal and a single Ecoxotic covers mine pretty well. The new Satellite Pro is apparently higher PAR than the Ecoxotic, and I believe it has a 120 degree reflector (spread angle of the light). So unless you've got a 75 gal or a breeder tank, you can probably get by with one. Finnex lights don't have bells and whistles, but they are affordable, great lights.


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Yeah I have a 150g XT 4x2 and then I'm planning on getting a 75 to replace my 29g.

I still wonder which is better, like if the Sat leap frogged ecoxotic
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They're neck and neck. I'd try the current over eseries. Either one is going to make that modular look like the light on your smartphone in comparison.

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