Aquatic Life has released some great fixtures over the years, and are somewhat of a standard for high quality entry level HOT5 fixtures. They have recently released a new 1.0 Expandable LED fixture that is geared for reef keeping. There are two models in multiple sizes; we have utilized the 'double' model over top of a 20 gallon reef that is soft coral heavy with some LPS and SPS (montipora sp). With some trivial testing with a LUX meter, we found that the 1.0 LED fixture put out almost 4X as much light as their 4 bulb T5, or their direct competitor's slim black reef capable LED fixture. The color rendition of the new LED fixture is wonderful and a huge upgrade from HOT5 or the leading competitor's LED fixture - likely due to the use of pink/purple LEDs in the mix. Enough talking! I am sure you guys would like to see what this fixture looks like over a reef. Unfortunately we only have a Point & Shoot camera here in the office, but it will give you a good idea of what you can expect either way. We set the camera to allow the LED colors to show in this shot, without doing so the reef looks MUCH brighter but the LED array is overwhelmingly bright for the camera. Aquatic life is also very honest about what this fixture is or isn't capable of doing as an entry level reef LED system. On the back of the packaging is a chart that outlines what each fixture type, or pairing of fixture types is able to sustain (see photo below). Whether you use this fixture for fish only, or for a full blown reef, you will appreciate it's performance and color rendition. These fixtures will be available on our new site when it launches this month!