Lighting Help for 36Lx36Wx18H

sageblade24

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I wanted to see what people think would be a better option for lighting my shallow 3' cube.

Tank Dimensions: 36 Long x 36 Wide x 18 High
Ecosystem: Mixed Reef

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1. 2 Radion XR30s
2. 4 Radion XE15s
3. Other (provide suggestion)

I am siding with Radion only because the overall capabilities surpass most if not all competitors.

If you think a different brand would be better I'm all ears.
 
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IMHO you'll definitely need 4 Radions to cover 36x36.

Alternative, great coverage and less expensive... two Reef Breeder 32" Photon V2+
I have 2 over my 36x30 tank and I'm very happy with the light and the fixture quality.
 

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I've heard Orphek is comparable to Radion. You have a square tank so go for a square distribution of light. Two Radion panels does not make square.
Basically, the more spread, the better. I use t5s and led bars for even coverage and full spectrum.
 
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