Switch from 36 ATI T5 to 48

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Hello,

I have a 47.5x20x22 tank.

My ATI Dimmable 6x39 with Reefbrite 36 XHO fell into the water by construction workers...

They pay me and I bought ATI 8x54 non-dimmable (the only ATI T5 that was in stock in Canada, I hope ATI won't discontinue T5) and XHO 48.

So, the bigger 48 inch version is so much better than 36 inch. Yes, there is light split on the floor, but the tank is much more bright and I realized how much coral placement was Iost with 36 inch.

Reefbrite 48 XHO is also much better than 36 inch, the space without LED on the corners (with some kind of foil) is twice less on 48 inch version.

But reefbrite must use a better paint:
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I have two 48” 6 bulb sunpowers and one 36” 6 bulb sunpower I do love the 48”. I’ve been debating on grabbing a 8 bulb unit. Could you show pictures of before and after? I would love to see them.
 
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I have two 48” 6 bulb sunpowers and one 36” 6 bulb sunpower I do love the 48”. I’ve been debating on grabbing a 8 bulb unit. Could you show pictures of before and after? I would love to see them.
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In the reality difference is pretty big. Specially when you look from both sides.
 

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