Discussion in 'Reef Breeders' started by katiejo, Feb 15, 2013.
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Are they hard to remove
Nope...super simple. Just remove a few screws.
the optics pop right off
Hey Katie, I used the exact same setup on my 180 which is the same length as your tank but a little wider and taller I believe. I'm doing all LPS as well and ordered 2 of the Photon 24s over the weekend. I was having the same debate between those and the standard value fixtures but in the end decided that the difference in power wouldn't be huge. I have friends running these fixtures and they can't get them over 50-60% anyway without bleaching corals out so I doubt they'd be an issue if we wanted to do some SPS down the road anyway. I'm starting to build the canopy for mine tonight but it will be at least a day or two before it's done as I will be waterproofing the inside and staining the outside to match the stand.
That's great to hear I am still in the process of getting the stand built so its still going to be a while but I am planning on ordering two of the 24s as well and I would love to see your canopy when your done thanks
I have a 210 gal and I'm shopping for lights now. You only ran two photon24's on your 6ft tank???
2 x 24 inch fixtures would cover the water quite well....
Really? I asked Reefbreeders and other forums and everyone said I need 3 16's or 3 24's...
unless they know something I don't. My fixture, which is 32", covers 48 inches of tank just fine. that's 8 inches on each side. Yours would have to cover 6 inches on each side of the fixture. Now, if you have the dough, go with 3 of them and you would be perfectly set. You could also go with 2 of the 32". I honestly don't notice any shadowing from my center brace.
I feel the RB fisture exceeds my 120W TaoTronics 55total LEDs, the Blue white. 30W- 25blue run at 2W's each. NO dimmers, etc.
I have 2 over my 125- which only has one center brace, and I keep and grow SPS very well also.
Edit: Just checked their website, their lowest model, is ths size I have on my 125. Whatever the size is, the housing looks to be the size of my TaoTronics. There base model has a way better color combination than my Taotronics however.
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