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I do have 29 gallon tank 30 x 20 x 10. I do have 24 inch orbit marine. Planning add one more. Do I need to go with the same or can I add ai prime he in addition to orbit marine.

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seabass

Just general (nonspecific information): While adding a different light fixture might not look uniform (depending on the placement, optics, and color spectrum), there should be nothing (besides available space) preventing you from mixing two different fixtures.

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mcarroll
4 hours ago, Arun said:

Do I need to go with the same

Need to?  No.

 

 

But a single spotlight has the same problem in a rectangular tank like this that it would ordinarily have....you'd really be best off with two of them to cover the space better/more completely.

 

You'd end up with three fixtures.

 

Unless you'd really rather run spotlights (which is a fine choice) then IMO just add a second LED strip and be done with it.  The Current USA controller you have already has a second hookup, correct?

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Arun

Yes it has, concern about lPs corals. Thaths why thought of adding new one

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seabass
3 hours ago, Arun said:

concern about lPs corals.

I assume that's SPS.

 

You might consider even replacing it with something else, versus supplementing what you already have.

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Arun
On 10/22/2020 at 7:17 AM, seabass said:

I assume that's SPS.

oops yes its LPS 🙂

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mcarroll
On 10/22/2020 at 3:28 AM, Arun said:

Yes it has, concern about lPs corals. Thaths why thought of adding new one

Is what you have a plain Orbit Marine?  Or is it one of the higher-powered "IC" or "Pro" models?  (If you don't know, does it have a model# on it anywhere?)

 

 

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Andy7

I couldnt see an issue using different fixtures, it would drive my OCD up a wall though 

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GraniteReefer

https://current-usa.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Orbit-PAR-Measurements-1.pdf
your tank is too deep for the orbits.  I just bought a pair of the 48” ic loops to be combined with a t5 and only felt comfortable doing so because the tank they will be used on is only 10” deep... actual water depth 8 3/4” so I assumed I would end up with about 190 par beneath the orbits alone.  At 20” deep you are anywhere from 115-10 par depending on your fixture which is miserable!

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Arun
On 10/23/2020 at 11:43 AM, mcarroll said:

Is what you have a plain Orbit Marine?  Or is it one of the higher-powered "IC" or "Pro" models?  (If you don't know

It’s just orbit marine. Am planning to go with sps/ lps corals and anemones possible. 

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mcarroll
9 hours ago, Arun said:

It’s just orbit marine.

Those are really best for very shallow tanks....the IC models have stronger lenses for better water penetration.

 

I would either go for two Prime's or two new Current IC's.  Not sure what makes the most sense, but maybe sell or repurpose the Orbit Marine setup for something else.

 

I think Prime's are about $200 each...about $400 for the setup, plus mounting costs.

 

It's $250 for a dual-light 24" Orbit IC Bluetooth kit right now, for comparison.  👍

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$230 for this 24" combo...infrared control, with a pump:

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Arun

Thank you

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