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Chewy.com has Current USA Orbit Marine IC LED Reef Aquarium Lighting System (36" - 48") on sale for $121.29. Shipping is free. Thanks Lillybulldog

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Current USA Orbit Marine IC LED Reef Aquarium Lighting System, 24 - 36 in

$78.94


https://www.chewy.com/current-usa.../dp/151006
Current USA Orbit Marine IC LED Reef Aquarium Lighting System, 36 - 48 in

$121.29

Other sizes available but these are the best deals. You can buy 2 - 24" light systems to make a 48" light for cheaper than buying the 48"-60" version.

Also amazon is matching this price currently but shipping dates for some sizes are pushed out.
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A little tip on hanging these lights if you use the orbit marine tank mount arm brackets. If you combine two lights to to span the distance instead of one long one. The bracket arms I purchased had mounts on them for lights to be mounted one in front of the other for the dual light pro setup. If you only have a single line of 2 smaller lights to span the aquarium. The brackets can be mounted in the center of the individual lights to mount them to the aquarium and then take the extra mount made for double lighting on the bracket off of the bracket and use one of to connect the floating ends that butt together the middle (with no mounting arm) it helps support and keeps the lights looking like one long light spanning keeping them level. As the cord ends of the lights seem to want to pull just enough to make the lights lean when mounted using just one mounting arm per light. It's a way to mount without buying extra arms to support the lights as the mounts arms are pricey.
The mounting arms are not included in the deal, just the adjustable feet to rest on the aquarium edges or glass top.
Hope it's not T.M.I. Just figured that if you are looking at this than you know what these lights are.
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I would suggest doubling them up depending on the depth of your aquarium. These newer orbits are far better in output than the older models. Though sps is a different breed of lighting these can manage but if you are investing in expensive coral usually comes with expensive lighting.

Here is a recent debate, a little google will get you more of your answers, some aren't a huge fan for sps unless you get them doubled up.
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https://www.reef2reef.com/threads...ls.671478/

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https://currentusa.zendesk.com/hc...C-support-
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A little tip on hanging these lights if you use the orbit marine tank mount arm brackets. If you combine two lights to to span the distance instead of one long one. The bracket arms I purchased had mounts on them for lights to be mounted one in front of the other for the dual light pro setup. If you only have a single line of 2 smaller lights to span the aquarium. The brackets can be mounted in the center of the individual lights to mount them to the aquarium and then take the extra mount made for double lighting on the bracket off of the bracket and use one of to connect the floating ends that butt together the middle (with no mounting arm) it helps support and keeps the lights looking like one long light spanning keeping them level. As the cord ends of the lights seem to want to pull just enough to make the lights lean when mounted using just one mounting arm per light. It's a way to mount without buying extra arms to support the lights as the mounts arms are pricey.
The mounting arms are not included in the deal, just the adjustable feet to rest on the aquarium edges or glass top.
Hope it's not T.M.I. Just figured that if you are looking at this than you know what these lights are.
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Anyone growing sps with these?
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Anyone growing sps with these?
I would suggest doubling them up depending on the depth of your aquarium. These newer orbits are far better in output than the older models. Though sps is a different breed of lighting these can manage but if you are investing in expensive coral usually comes with expensive lighting.

Here is a recent debate, a little google will get you more of your answers, some aren't a huge fan for sps unless you get them doubled up.
Cheers

https://www.reef2reef.com/threads...ls.671478/

Also useful for comparisons to other models and brands

https://currentusa.zendesk.com/hc...C-support-
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It is their basic model, not the Bluetooth one.
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I'm surprised this didn't gain more traction. Just about all of the lights at chewy are reduced quite a bit.
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Just an FYI for anyone interested in the entire ecosystem. I had this setup paired with two of their wave makers and both of them stopped working pretty much 4 months after. It's unfortunately caused too many swings in my tank. Lights are decent but I personally would suggest saving up for some nice kessils
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Haven't done any research, but just to confirm this is only good for a reef system? Haven't gone saltwater yet but have a number of planted tanks.
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Just an FYI for anyone interested in the entire ecosystem. I had this setup paired with two of their wave makers and both of them stopped working pretty much 4 months after. It's unfortunately caused too many swings in my tank. Lights are decent but I personally would suggest saving up for some nice kessils
I agree Kessils are superior and expensive for a reason. Can not go wrong with Kessils. The orbit light system for sale does wonderfully with colorful discus and cichlids,
Many freshwater aquarist use salt lamps for their hobby as well, and sps coral isn't an issue.
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All of the current leds are about 60% off on chewy now. Freshwater too.
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+1 on the kessils. I have one tank running bluefish, another with LEDs from dsuny and a kessils on my 30 nano. I do like my kessils the most and the dsuny are great. The bluefish... Eh.

Upgrading to a 300 soon so I'll be LED shopping again soon.
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It is their basic model, not the Bluetooth one.
The Bluetooth is just an accessory. This light is the same light sold with or without the Bluetooth hub. It is still capable of plugging into the Bluetooth hub if you own one or purchase one down the line. I own 4 of these lights. Each hub is capable of handling 2 lights making them controlled identically.
The Bluetooth also can handle 2 separate lights. I have 2 -36" spanning my 125 gallon on a Bluetooth controller and 2-24" spanning my 75 gallon with this loop controller offered here. each set controlled identically with color and timer. These are the ic models so they are not basic models.
The Bluetooth does work excellent and gives easier controls. At first it was finicky to connect but after an update it has worked flawlessly, it even gives a temp readout in the app. That being said this controller works just fine and being able to handle 2 lights allows you to upgrade buy just purchasing a light only. These prices are cheaper than open box light only sales. Pick one up sell the hub and buy the Bluetooth controller you will still be ahead of the game.

Saltwateraquarium.com sells them both with Bluetooth and also with this loop controller. They go on sale periodically, previously they had buy a loop system get a free Bluetooth controller, now they are offering free wave pump with the system. The prices are much higher than this though. I'm basically saying you have options down the road if you keep looking for a sale but these lights are as cheap as I have seen them and they are not basic.
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Haven't done any research, but just to confirm this is only good for a reef system? Haven't gone saltwater yet but have a number of planted tanks.
These lights make my freshy tank look amazing, my discus with low light plants thrive and the red and green make the colors come alive. If you turn up the blue lights you get more of a saltwater feel, I have had many who don't know fish ask if my discus where salt water because of how I had the light set lol. If you turn down the blue you can get that yellow fresh water feel. It is a very customizable light and allows you to change looks and feel very easily. Low light plants are only what I can speak of but they do well. The light isn't magical though you need good aquarium habits to make anything thrive. My buddy ended up using this for his African cichlid and looks great. Planted heavily though I think I would focus on the Fluval 3.0 plant light. There Bluetooth Accessories for previous gens was horrible but I've heard and seen that light work well on plants. Local fish store uses it on the aquariums he sells his plants out of. Just my opinion though guys, I have spent much time and money on my addiction of fish.
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A little tip on hanging these lights if you use the orbit marine tank mount arm brackets. If you combine two lights to to span the distance instead of one long one. The bracket arms I purchased had mounts on them for lights to be mounted one in front of the other for the dual light pro setup. If you only have a single line of 2 smaller lights to span the aquarium. The brackets can be mounted in the center of the individual lights to mount them to the aquarium and then take the extra mount made for double lighting on the bracket off of the bracket and use one of to connect the floating ends that butt together the middle (with no mounting arm) it helps support and keeps the lights looking like one long light spanning keeping them level. As the cord ends of the lights seem to want to pull just enough to make the lights lean when mounted using just one mounting arm per light. It's a way to mount without buying extra arms to support the lights as the mounts arms are pricey.
The mounting arms are not included in the deal, just the adjustable feet to rest on the aquarium edges or glass top.
Hope it's not T.M.I. Just figured that if you are looking at this than you know what these lights are.
TMI, also I think the fluval version 2 or 3 are vastly superior.
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