They are out of the v2 16 for a month or longer...what about the sb lights? You guys have any experience with those either? I have seen a lot on threads about the two brands but was checking about what my local people thought about them. I might end up waiting but if the sb are similar then maybe I will get those.
@USMC Reefer - for some reason I was thinking you have SB Reef Lights, not Reefbreeders
@vols22 - I switched from a Mars Aqua to a basic 18" SB Reef Light recently. Too early to give any constructive feedback though. I also don't have experience with higher end lights for comparison. I'm running mine about 9 inches off the surface of the water at 35% (both blue and white channels, since they moved many of the blue LEDs to the white channel). It seems considerably brighter than the Mars Aqua and definitely outputs a better color spectrum. The UV was a selling feature for me as well.
It's on the 20 gallon. I have no idea what kind of par I'm getting, but everything looks happy. I have been moving all the LPS to my other tank and making this one a SPS dominate tank.
If I recall correctly, I think you have a mid sized tank. The 18 inch model is newer and has been configured to balance out the channels closer to 50-50, but would probably take a couple for your tank and you would likely have to suspend them. The 32 inch model would probably fit better, but I don't think it has the new layout.