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Old 06-24-2013, 02:29 PM   #11
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Get the Acan 300-18b. You can find them for less then $200 I think. It's a great light for that size tank.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:04 PM   #12
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yeah it looks like they're exactly the same but reefbreeders is "American"

How long have you had the fixtures?
About three months. Check out reef2reef they have a extensive thread and Michigan reefers also. These light put out enough light to grow anything you won't run 100 percent. For the price you can't go wrong.
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About three months. Check out reef2reef they have a extensive thread and Michigan reefers also. These light put out enough light to grow anything you won't run 100 percent. For the price you can't go wrong.
These are what im leaning hard towards. Just emailed them about optics. I really like the 2 year warranty. And to me, even if they only last 2 years, I've saved money. Bulbs for 2 years is $360 haha

Hoping to order sometime today!
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:23 PM   #14
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About three months. Check out reef2reef they have a extensive thread and Michigan reefers also. These light put out enough light to grow anything you won't run 100 percent. For the price you can't go wrong.
What optic did you get?
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You don't need optics unless your tank is over 30" deep.
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You don't need optics unless your tank is over 30" deep.
So do the 120 since its the widest?
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You don't need any optics at all. I had a 31" deep tank and ran them with no optics and I had sps growing on the sand bed. If any optics, I would get the ones with the largest spread. these fixtures do not need to magnify the light coming out of them. you will not be able to turn them all the way up if you keep lps and softies IME.
As for the ebay/amazon units V.S. reefbreeders, they are all from the same manufacturer.
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You don't need any optics at all. I had a 31" deep tank and ran them with no optics and I had sps growing on the sand bed. If any optics, I would get the ones with the largest spread. these fixtures do not need to magnify the light coming out of them. you will not be able to turn them all the way up if you keep lps and softies IME.
As for the ebay/amazon units V.S. reefbreeders, they are all from the same manufacturer.
Well that's what I was saying, the widest spread I can order is 120. And I'll definitely have to turn them down.
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You can pull them off easily if you don't like them. They just snap on. If you are ordering from reefbreeders, tell them to include the plastic shield, in case you want to remove the optics.
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You can pull them off easily if you don't like them. They just snap on. If you are ordering from reefbreeders, tell them to include the plastic shield, in case you want to remove the optics.
I am, and I will. You suggest just using the sheild?
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