Thanks for the reply! I should have mentioned that we wanted automatic timing and a moon phase. That seemed to have limited us to something like the Marineland Aquatic Plant LED
or the E-series. I looked at the Satellite LED
+ also but it seemed that in general people thought the light quality was better on the E-series. I'm just going off reviews I read and saw on YouTube so I'm definitely open to other options that would fit the bill.
I used to have a reef tank several years ago and I still have my mutli-phase timer from that but I didn't really want to get daytime lights and a moon phase separately (my old lighting system is long gone), plus I like the idea of having the programming be part of the lighting system. We only really want the moon phase for the aesthetics but I also like that the E-series has a dawn and dusk transition. It is a bit pricey but it seems like most people have been pretty impressed with it. I'm just not sure if I need the 24" model or not. If it's a worthwhile investment I don't mind it though. Just figured I could save $70-80 by going with the 18" model. Just not sure if that will be enough light at the edges and I couldn't find any more information online to help with the decision.