(Posted on 4/18/13)
Comments: my tank is 24 x 48, 120 gal. its a good light, but not bright enough for my tank.
(Posted on 4/10/13)
Comments: As people have said, buy the longer light. I have the "48-60 inch" light (which is physically 48" long) on my 4 foot tank, and it is great.
I have grown plants for the past 2 years just fine, without co2 and with an inert substrate (tahitian moon sand). Swords mostly.
It lights up the tank plenty, has the nice shimmer, etc. The issue with plants is you just have to put them directly under the LED's as the beams are pretty focused.
The small amount of power these use and negligible heat they give off are fantastic.
The one con is that the blue lights are on the same switch as the white lights, so you cant have night and day lights to turn on/off with a timer. You have to manually switch to have only blue night lights on.
Great light overall and the energy savings makes up for their initial higher cost.
(Posted on 10/17/12)
Comments: I am using this on a 30 gal. refugium so the light demand is minimal. For my needs, perfect light. I would not recommend using on a main tank.
(Posted on 7/21/12)
Comments: This is the best lighting system I have ever seen.
Nice enough, but pretty dim
(Posted on 7/17/12)
Comments: The fixture is nice quality, and the legs do extend easily to make it sit over a 48" tank, but the idea that this could light a 48" tank by itself is kind of ludicrous to me (frankly, I'm hard-pressed to believe it would be enough for a 36" tank, but I am not using it on one, so I can't speak to that). I am fine with the idea of using multiple light sources, and this in combination with a couple fluorescent tubes (particularly actinic) creates a nice effect, with enough light and a nice shimmer. It still wouldn't likely be enough for even a softy reef unless the supplementary light was higher power than standard fluorescent tubes, but it looks nice on a FOWLR tank. Overall, I like the fixture, but I'd say it does not meet the expectations set for light output.