Orbit Marine Pro 2x 36"-48" vs 1x 72"

Discussion in 'LED Aquarium Lighting' started by fltrigger, Mar 23, 2016.

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  1. fltrigger

    fltrigger Plankton

    Mar 23, 2016
    I am in the process of changing a FOWLR to a reef tank.

    I want to get these lights for my 72inch 125 gallon tank.

    The 72" is over 800$

    If I just get two 36"-48" sets couldn't I cover the same tank for about half the price of the 72" unit?

    Would the PAR be different for the smaller sets than the large one?

    I need LEDs because my aquarium is in my FL room under air with a chiller but still I don't need Amy extra heat.

    Thanks guys.

    Also are there any suggestions on a less expensive LED system that may work for me?

    All I have now is a Duncan btw. And I am using some old rusty STARK LEDs that I got from a LFS and only the blue LEDs work lol

    I took down my T5 system it was just too hot.
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  3. SAW39

    SAW39 Ritteri Anemone

    Nov 6, 2005
    Northern Virginia
    I don't have any personal experience, but I would think it's the same. There are other brands that recommend mixing a variety of smaller fixtures, so if it works for them ...