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    Lee and Craig from Marine Aquatics, have very kindly arranged for me to loan an Orphek PR-156 LED Unit (in white) for a couple of months, so as to give the forum some good old honest feedback, as well as performance details etc

    I have been using full LED lighting on my 3x2x2 tank since February 2010 in the form of Reef Beam 120w LED units. As a lot of people already know, I have had several problems with them reliability wise, as in the drivers have failed numerous times.

    Lee and Craig offered the loan of a set of the, (new to the UK) Orphek LED units whilst I got my other units repaired.

    I declined the loan of the LED unit, as I had managed to solder a new driver in myself. I also told them that I would be happy to do a review on the new units, but in the future. So as when I get them, I am in a neutral position, and it's not just because I needed some replacement lights.

    Apart from the failures of my current LED units, I have managed to successfully keep Softies, LPS and more recently SPS corals, whilst using LEDs. Although predominately, my tank is now SPS frags growing out.

    I have just found out that the new Orphek LED unit will be landing at my house on Tuesday, next week.

    I am so excited tbh as I have already read up on these, and seen some stunning looking pictures from other people already using them. I suppose in a way, I am just like a kid on Christmas Eve, Eve.

    I will take a shed load of pictures between now and Tuesday of my current LED lighting, as well as all my corals, so as the journey and results can be fully documented.

    As above I cannot wait until Tuesday, so I decided to start my thread early, so as people can chip in and ask anything that they would like answering, once I have received and setup the brand spanking new Orphek LED unit.

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    Hope you don't mind but I can add my own finding when I receive my units (hopeful not long)
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    I will be keeping an eye on this thread.
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    I guess Nev will be round Tuesday then to put the unit up for you lol

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    This will be one to watch, these Orphek units look the dogs....
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    Quote Originally Posted by robb1977 View Post
    I guess Nev will be round Tuesday then to put the unit up for you lol
    pmsl - Am I that predictable?

    Also, if anyone would like to come around and see these lights whilst I am reviewing them, I don't mind, you are welcome to, as long as I have prior notice. This way people then can see them in the flesh rather than just my photography skills.

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    i have subscribed to this. Am looking forward to the views on this lighting unit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged

    pmsl - Am I that predictable?
    Oh yes lol

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    Default Re: Orphek PR-156 LED Units - The Salty Box Reviews

    Lucky GED getting to play with these

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    One of the first things ever said to me when I decided to go to LEDs last year, was if a pink hystrix can stay pink, they are up to the job.

    Ever since I rescaped in October / November 2010 for my changever to SPS this has been my measure of success.

    Here is a picture under the Reef Beams taken today, I will take another picture of the same corals when the Orphek's arrive as a starting point.




    And here is a quick FTS as at today, to give you an idea of tank brightness as a comparison.



    I will duplicate these two images as closely as possible once I have the new lights and will put them side by side, so as to show off the differences.
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