Discussion in 'Reef Breeders' started by Reef Breeders, Nov 16, 2012.
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Yes, they ship on the 2nd
Yes, it will
Just placed an order for a 32" fixture cant wait to get it!
can't wait to see the results. I'm still on the fence. I can't find any par information regarding the 32" unit. If it isn't enough for my sps or doesn't out perform my MH, it's useless to me. I really want to see some results
I've taken a few PAR measurements from my own 16" version awhile ago (custom layout though).
Over my 24" length cube, you'll hit in the 300's average in the sand bed 24" down. Towards the top of the tank, you'll hit almost 800 unless you are in an uncovered shaded area towards the sides.
Hey Logan, I have a 90 gal and I am looking to replace my T5s. I have a custom canopy that is about 13" from the water to the top of the canopy. I would like to buy 2 16" controllable units. I imagine i will be able to modify my canopy to hang these about 8" off the water. Would a mixture of 90 and 120 degree optics be optimal? I was thinking of getting one unit with the 90s and one with the 120s and then mixing and matching the optics to suit my tank and my preferences (120s on the reds/greens and on the areas of my tank with high shelves, 90s around the edges and areas with lower aquascaping). Would this work without voiding my warrantee and how easy are the optics to switch out? Would the 90s give too much of a "spotlight" look with the fixture about 8" off the water?
Also, what are the shipping times for the 16" controllable units if I ordered 2 within the next 24 hrs?
The controllable and value fixtures ship next Monday, 8" over the water would be just fine, you can simply remove the optics to acheive more spread, our manufacturer now carries 120 degree secondary optics, however spread will be similar to that of no optics.
I am split between a 120gal and 150gal tank. Both are 48'' long but the 150gal is 6'' taller compared to the 24'' 120gal. Will the 200watt 32'' fixture cover the whole 48'' sand bed(wall to wall) and have high par readings deep enough for either tanks height? Or should I go with two 120watt 24'' fixtures w/ 90 optics? I want to have softies and lps but I also want to have a few clams. And I know that they need good lighting. It will still be a few months before I start this build but I wanted to plan this out right and optimize the lighting for a strong reef tank.
When you say controllable, does that mean this will include a built in timer?
The 6" wont make a huge difference, the 90 degree optics will work for both. You would be just fine with clams to the sand bed
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