Product Review: Reef Breeders Photon 48-V2+

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thanks for doing this dana!

i know you try to remain agnostic with lights and favorites, but i'm trying to decide between using reefi duos or one of these on a 4 foot tank. obviously there's a price difference, but without factoring that in, what would you go with?

obviously both look capable of growing acros deep in a tank, but which has better shimmer, better made, better control, that sort of thing? Thank you again!
 

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thanks for doing this dana!

i know you try to remain agnostic with lights and favorites, but i'm trying to decide between using reefi duos or one of these on a 4 foot tank. obviously there's a price difference, but without factoring that in, what would you go with?

obviously both look capable of growing acros deep in a tank, but which has better shimmer, better made, better control, that sort of thing? Thank you again!

I purchased the photon48 lights a few weeks ago for my 120g 4x2x2. The spread is adequate for 48 inches length side but not adequate for 24 inches front to back with wall to wall coral. Would be perfect for a 90 that is 48x18 if you mount them 10 inches or more off the water.

I am also disappointed with the spectrum though. Too purple for my tastes and generally the tank appears too dark like it's not enough light. Although the corals do look great, but the fish do not. The yellow and blue tangs colors just aren't as impressive and bright as they were under the Chinese LEDs I had before.
If course this could be partially because I don't have them run above 70/35 power wise so maybe will look brighter if I can get closer to 90/45 or 100/50
 

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There are charts on the Reefbreeder's website for designated outputs. I run the 12K program & have no color problems with yellow or purple. However mine hang a little lower than 12.5" over the water.
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