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NanoReef303 posted a topic in Lighting ForumNew to nano-reef and looking for some advice from anyone with experience using the Current USA Orbit Marine IC Pro Dual LED 24-36 in. I’m in the process of setting up an IM Nuvo Fusion 20g. This is my first tank after taking a +10 year hiatus and my plan is to start out and keep easier to maintain soft and LPS corals, no imminent plans to keep SPS, but maybe in the future. In researching this light, which includes 2 fixtures, it seems to have PAR ratings that would be more than adequate and the coverage would be ideal for the footprint of this tank since almost all of the 24 in width would be lite (https://current-usa.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Orbit-PAR-Measurements-1.pdf). In addition to providing a decent light source that will grow LPS corals, my other primary goal is to reduce light spill. My tank is going to be in a main room and I have 2 small children, so I’m a bit worried about having a light mounted high above the tank with the little ones looking up at it. This is where these lights also seem to be a great fit since their included mounts place the light directly above the water, while still covering the full tank. Most of the reviews I’ve seen seem to be focused on older and less powerful models from Current. These seem to have the power and PAR needed to grow any LPS and probably some SPS in the top half of the tank. Downside is that the controller is just Bluetooth and not WiFi, but I think I can live with that. I like the AI prime HDs as well, but to get what I want I think I’ll need 2 of them which is going to be way too much power for a tank of this size. Also like the Nanobox Duo, but not sure it will cover as good as these when mounted a couple of inches above the water surface. Anyone have success with these? What am I missing? Is the disco effect terrible on these? Any thoughts are appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Tank- IM nuvo20 Return Pump- Sicce 1.5 Lights- Nanobox Duo Heater- Eheim Jager TruTemp 75 Watt Fully Submersible UL Approved Heater Slimmer- Innovative Marine AUQA Gadget Ghost Protein Skimmer - DeskTop hi guys! Building my first tank. After spending countless hours reading and researching on this site and many others I finally started getting it all ready. Build the stand my self out of some shelving I had left over from house remodel, and found an extra piece of granite that I cut down to fit the stand and tank. Live stock- none. No idea what I want just yet. And I figure I have weeks to research and decide. Probably going to get some snails for clean up. No idea how many yet.