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Ecoxotic Freshwater Modules

I have a 75g standard tank - 48" x 18" - 20" deep - I have purchased two of the new Freshwater Ecoxotic modules (12w) and am currently supplementing them with two 19w 12k/453 Panorama Pro modules. Any idea how many of the freshwater modules I would need to have the ability to have "medium" light plants in a low-tech setup?

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I would love to hear more about these lights. My LFStore sells them but doesn’t stock the plant light. I have been wanting to try them out but it is hard to find information. Seems like with the right combination you could get a pretty full spectrum.

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PAR Data(Source) PAR Vs. Distance from source
161 PAR @ surface (3" through air)
101 PAR @ 7"
60 PAR @ 12"
36 PAR @ 18"
Notes: One should easily cover the footprint of a 10 gallon tank with medium-high light.
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I have a 75g standard tank - 48" x 18" - 20" deep - I have purchased two of the new Freshwater Ecoxotic modules (12w) and am currently supplementing them with two 19w 12k/453 Panorama Pro modules. Any idea how many of the freshwater modules I would need to have the ability to have "medium" light plants in a low-tech setup?
My estimate would be 2. 2 of those things will give you more light than any combination of 4 t5s.

Keep in mind these are for hard corals that require ~60 micromoles of light at the bottom of the aquarium. So in freshwater spectrum, the par doesn't change, only the color. They would be perfect for planted tanks

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Are you saying 2 freshwater modules would be enough to give a 75g tank low "medium" light? Just trying to understand your statement.
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Are you saying 2 freshwater modules would be enough to give a 75g tank low "medium" light? Just trying to understand your statement.
I try to stay away from ambiguous terms like low, medium or high light. PAR also varies on different tanks.

In my opinion, any plant can be grown to it's maximum potential at 50micromols. Most plants less, so all the lighting I personally use, I dim it down to that par level. I believe most people here would consider that low PAR.

As a much more accurate reference, 1 of these strips was able to grow a lawn of eleocharis belem and glossostigma in 3 weeks over a standard 55 gallon giving us 55 micromols of par at the bottom of the aquarium.

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What's the light spread on these like? Does it cover the whole 75 gallon tank?

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What's the light spread on these like? Does it cover the whole 75 gallon tank?
The angles on these LEDs are quite wide and one will light a 75 gallon but par on the further ends can get low. With 2 you would have much more even spread.

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I use one freshwater plus strip on my 75. I can grow just about anything in that tank, unless it requires real high lighting. I do not even have co2 yet (future plans). Recently had one aquariast tell me he hasn't seen such good growth from any tank without co2!

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The satelite freshwater plus strip is not the same as the Ecoxotic Freshwater Modules.
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The satelite freshwater plus strip is not the same as the Ecoxotic Freshwater Modules.
I think what he was trying to say is Satellite plus which is presumably lower in light intensity (true), can light his 75 gallon well. So the Ecoxotic Modules should cover the tank without much problems.

That's my logic as well.

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