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Old 05-21-2013, 05:17 AM   #106
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Do you know if the PAR values provided by Current were taken thru air or water?

I ask because they provided PAR values of 36 @ 12" and 21 @ 24" (i'm assuming for a 24" fixture).

Finnex specs for the 24" Fugeray are 45 @ 12" but only 13 @ 24".

It would seem that it is less powerful that the Fugeray in shallow applications, but stronger for deeper set-ups. That doesn't seem possible so that is why I'm wondering if Current took their readings thru air instead of water.
I messaged Current regarding this. They confirmed it was taken through "clear water" from the 24" version.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:08 PM   #107
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For the record, in a week, my Ludwigia have colored up a bit and the stems grew up to the surface very quickly. Of course, this is also due to adding pressurized CO2 and dry ferts, but the new lights couldn't have hurt either.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:10 PM   #108
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Does the wire pull out adjustable tank mounts provide a solid sure grip on the sides of the tank. What I mean are they firm enough that they don't need constant adjusting to the tanks sides each time you have to move it or remove it.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:47 PM   #109
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i just got my 24-36in mode for my 20L

this light seems perfect for 12in tall tanks

will post some pics later
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:09 PM   #110
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Guess I'll just have to order one and try it out over my tank
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:36 PM   #111
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Guess I'll just have to order one and try it out over my tank

what size tank u have?
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:01 PM   #112
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Does the wire pull out adjustable tank mounts provide a solid sure grip on the sides of the tank. What I mean are they firm enough that they don't need constant adjusting to the tanks sides each time you have to move it or remove it.
No, you will need to readjust the arms when you move or remove it. It doesn't have a mechanism to secure the arms into position, other than friction from the arm's housing itself.

That being said, when the light is in place and not being moved I've never had an issue with the arms pulling out on their own. They've always stayed just how I've positioned them.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:19 PM   #113
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what size tank u have?
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I'm looking for a lighting option on my 36x24x20 rimless aquarium, will have CO2 (once I get around to finishing the reactor) and ferts. Currently have two Amazon Sun Kessils over it that I'm not liking. The two options I've come up with so far are a Radion or the new Satellite+ fixtures. I'll want the fixture(s) to be hung over the tank so the extra height from the substrate would have to be taken into account.

Have a Radion over my SW tank and love it and know it can be set to proper FW spectrum, but coverage on a 36" tank is an issue and can't afford two. Only information I have on the Satellite+ fixtures is what has been posted here...

What do you all think? Emailed Current about coverage and what not and they recommend 3-4 fixtures for "high" light.

Appreciate any and all input, thanks
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:57 PM   #114
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Guess I'll just have to order one and try it out over my tank
please let us know how it does. are you planning on buying more than one?
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please let us know how it does. are you planning on buying more than one?
If I go with this fixture I would get at least two, maybe three as Current suggested 3-4 for my tank. Might hang my Radion (Gen2) over my FW tank one night this week to test coverage.

Current told me this fixture covers "roughly 6-8 inches both ways", which I imagine is why they suggest 3-4 fixtures for my tank.
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I never heard of a Radion (Gen2) until now. Just looked it up... man that thing looks like a beast with a nice price tag to boot At least its full spectrum.
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I never heard of a Radion (Gen2) until now. Just looked it up... man that thing looks like a beast with a nice price tag to boot At least its full spectrum.
Best purchase I've ever made for my saltwater tank! Sadly I don't think I can squeeze the coverage out of one for a 36" tank Stubborn though, which is why I'll probably hang it over the freshwater tank to see for my self.
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Does anyone have any information about how the SAT+ compares with the regular SAT in terms of PAR?

I'm aiming for medium light. My tank is about 18" deep and it seems like (from what everyone is saying a saying) a single SAT+ may not be bright enough to cut it. Essentially what I'm wondering is: would I need two SATs, two SAT+, or one of each?
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:40 AM   #119
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What size tank is it? How many gallons?

For med you need between 2 - 3 watts per gallon. Now I am not that knowledgeable regarding LED vs fluorescent or T5HO Flourescent but I was seriously considering the Sat+ in fact 2 of them but my tank is only 13 gallons in the display area so two of those fixtures would give me med light I would imagine. My tank is only 13" deep and after a couple inches of substrate is is more like 10.5". So I would think that it would work for me. Further if you are going to go that route I would go Sat+ and have 2 of them on there as they can both work in unison off same remote.
Now I think I am going to go with the AquaticLife 4 bulb T5HO unit with 96 watts of 4x24 T5HO bulbs and built in timer and moonlights. I figure I have many options with that light should I ever want to go SW, FOSW, Reef, Planted FW (like I am now) etc. I am going to initially set it up with 2 6700K 1 Pink and perhaps leave 1 10K in there. It has a built in timer with 3 separate grouping for individual on/off times. If I find that 2X24 watt lights are all I need then I can run one group or, run one group for a half ( the 10-12 hour) shift and then the 2nd for the remaining shift (5 or 6 hours) and then let the lunar lights come on for the night. Or just set one group to not come on or only come on for a minute or two and basically just use 1/2 the power or if I find I need all the 96 watts they are there. Beauty of this is good strong lite, built in digital times, only 1 power cord not several, allot of T5HO lights out there. Well built unit. A comparable LED fixture like the Maxspect would cost nearly double. Also these run pretty economically. Calculator said about 3.50 month.

That is just my two cents worth but I think it is a pretty strong arguement for the T5HO's. Par with this set up is not going to be an issue. Plenty there for anything on this tank. Tank is 24x12x13" 16 gallon tank from Innovative Marine.

If I get the Sat+ and later decide I think I want to try my hand at a reef tank I will be out looking for another light. More money.

Also the AquaticLife 4 tube T5HO unit is the same price as 2 Sat+ units. At Least the 24" ones are. Also you then have to2 units sitting on the tank. This unit will more or less cover the entire display surface of my tank from end to end and front to back.

Correct me please if I am wrong.

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Default Re: (New) Current Satellite Freshwater LED+ Fixture (6500K/RGB)???

Bob check the price of bulbs for the t5 they need to be replaced every 8-12 month's.
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