1 Photon 48 V2 or 3 Coar Box Moon LED

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  1. Dj City

    Dj City Active Member

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    I have a 110 gal display 48" long 19" x 30" deep. (I think). Mixed reef with SPS, LPS, Softies, Large Carpet anemone and a medium BTA.
    My lighting is not bad right now but I want a cleaner look, more control and lights that will ABSOLUTELY grow whatever I stuff into the tank.

    I was set on the Photon 48 V2. I have heard great things about this light. I have heard that one Photon 48 V2 is all I would need for my tank.
    That being said, I saw the Coral Box Moon LED (AKA Nano-Light Plus). I was thinking 3 of these might be as good or better for my tank.

    Here is a comparison...

    Coral Box Moon LED
    Dimensions 7″ Diameter X 1.34″H
    Wattage at Full Power 59watts
    At Half Power 30watts
    MH Comparison 120watt
    Number of LEDs 18, 6 channels
    Dimmable Yes
    App Controllable Yes
    Channel 1. White 4 Cree XT-E 5watt 7500K

    Channel 2. Royal Blue 5 Cree XP-E 3watt 450nm

    Channel 3. Violet/UV 1 EpiLEDs 3watt 420nm
    ..................Violet/UV 1 EpiLEDs 3watt 405nm
    ...................Deep Blue 1 EpiLEDs 3watt 440nm

    Channel 4. Cool Blue 2 Cree XP-E 3watt 475nm

    Channel 5. Green 1 Cree XP-E 3watt 520nm
    ..................Cyan 1 EpiLEDs 3watt 490nm

    Channel 6. Red 1 Cree XP-E 3watt 630nm
    ..................Amber 1 EpiLEDs 3watt 590nm
    Lights come with Gooseneck and hanging hardware


    Photon 48 V2
    Dimensions 43.3″x8.5″x1″
    Wattage at Full Power 220watts
    At Half Power 110watts
    MH Comparison 2 x 250watt
    Number of LEDs 88
    Dimmable Yes
    Controllable Yes
    Optics 100 Degree
    Channel 1 Deep Red 4 Osram 3watt 660nm
    Channel 2 Green 4 Semi LED 3watt 520nm
    Channel 3 Royal Blue 24 Cree XT-E 5watt 450nm
    Channel 4 White 20 Cree XP-E 5watt 5500K
    Channel 5 Cool Blue 16 Cree XP-E 3watt 480nm
    Channel 6 Violet 20 Semi LED 3watt 420nm

    Anyone know or have thoughts on this?
     
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  2. Dj City

    Dj City Active Member

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    This is what I I have now.
    1 48" Fluval Sea Marine LED
    1 48" Current Orbit LED
    4 T5's in the Marineland fixture

    Front view of all 3 lights mounted

    Side view

    Side view
     
  3. Dj City

    Dj City Active Member

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    Anybody?

    No one has a opinion on this?
     
  4. Zack K

    Zack K The LPS Guy R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I really like the new Aquatic Life Hybrid. As you are already running LED’s and T5 why change it if it’s not broken?
     
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    i use 2 32" reefbreeders photon v2 over my 180. i love the light with one exception. i have braces over my tank. with the cluster design of the photon, shadows are obvious. if you have a brace ti could be an issue. other than that i love the light. grows my corals well, good colors. i like the programming. the fan is quiet. i dont do par readigs, but im growing sps on my sand bed with the blues at 65 and whites at 30. the other settings are also around 30 except the uv which is at 100 for the coral pop. over all i love the lights. i plan on getting and led bar strip to try and mtigate the shadows
     
  6. Dj City

    Dj City Active Member

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    As much as I wanted the photon 48 v2, I would up getting a great deal on 3 OceanRevive Artic T247's.

    Should provide more coverage and better par.
     
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