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- Feb 7, 2016
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Did you notice any difference visually from the switch? I’m in the fence about an ap700 vs two 360we units with 6x t5 on my 30x30 cubeWe did actually change out the three 700's with five a360's. It's just a lot easier for us to adjust them manually for use on camera.
Zero visual difference. The ap700 is brighter so we turned the 360's up to 50% rather than the ap700's 30%.Did you notice any difference visually from the switch? I’m in the fence about an ap700 vs two 360we units with 6x t5 on my 30x30 cube
How is the spread of one unit ? I have a 30 in x 30 in foorprint and grow acros all over the place with radium in large reflector . Will one be sufficient to cover an area of 30 in x 30 in or do we need 2 run at lower intensity ?I have 4 v4 running in a modest size room and heat is not an issue,that was not the case for the 4 xr30 G3 they replaced these things gave out unacceptable heat and horrendous noise from the fan in each unit if the units were ran anywhere over 80% intensity.
A nice little touch in the orphek app is you can check the status of light including running temperature and I have found that they typically run at 40 degrees at the heat sink during the day
Hello,How is the spread of one unit ? I have a 30 in x 30 in foorprint and grow acros all over the place with radium in large reflector . Will one be sufficient to cover an area of 30 in x 30 in or do we need 2 run at lower intensity ?
Love your setup !!! How far do you run them and do you run at 100% ?Hello,
If it were me I would go for the 2 units
You dimensions a kind of half of my tank and if growing acropora you would benefit from the additional spread of 2 units as your tank is wider than most
I ran a 4 bulb T5 and2 Kessil 360 on a 30 L for a while and prefer the tank look with the Orphek by far.
I had a non functioning diode on one of my units which was ordered straight from Orphek. They would not send me a new unit. I had to either send it to some place in the states, or repair myself. I chose to repair myself using diodes sent to me from Orphek. It wasn't ideal. Most places would immediately send a new unit, but Orphek were difficult in this regard. Hopefully, BRS being a retailer will make things more customer friendly.Love the light, but I'm definitely concerned about warranty/repair. They send the parts and you fix it yourself. Quite possibly no one located in the country. Anything happens in shipping its on you.
From my experience 3 if you place corals accordingly otherwise 4 four turned long ways front to back will give great coverage. If money is not a concern then go two rows of three or 4 and you could do all SPS anywhere all day long. You will never get the coverage with Radions and since the tank is only 20" deep I would probably do 3-4. They also have a compact which is a smaller version about half the length.Nice video guys. How many will cover 84x36x20inch tank with mainly SPS.
It's just a narrow angle lens. It's a drop in replacement, but not needed unless you have a 30"+ deep tank, or you want to hang them really high off the water.
Thx. So this has me wondering now. If I have a 48"x24"x30" deep sps dominant tank would one of these do it with or without lenses or would I need two? I will have clams on sand bed so want par all the way down.yes they also have 60 degree lens for deeper tanks.