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  1. Best LED lighting as of 2018
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    As of the end of 2018, there isn’t another LED lighting solution that compares to these. I have owned AI, reefbreeders, kessil and ecotech even winning TOTM with them in the past. The Orphek is the most impressive fixture I have seen. Of course anyone reading this should have watched the BRS video about the spectrum and quality, but the smaller details such as the acrylic base and how it diffuses light and prevents shining in your eyes even when you have seating right next to the tank is really impressive (with a reasonable fixture height of course). It replaced on of those brands above – both fixtures did not have any light spill outside of the tank, but the glare on my eyes was there until I installed the Orphek.

    It is heavy, I don’t think there is a work around for building a quality fixture like this and have it be light. I personally wouldn’t trust tank only mounts and would find a solution where you can slip black PVC or 80/20 over/under/attach and bolt to the stand or wall for support.

    Right now the new 360x are $450. So two of them are the price of the Orphek. I can’t imagine primary lighting for a reef tank where one could make a solid argument for 2 of those over the Orphek for the same price. For all you get the Atlantik is a solid deal. You can even add orphek bars if you wanted and they are quite a reasonable price.

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  2. Wow. With great Customer Service
    Performance
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    This light blows me away. Wanted a light where I did not need to supplement T5’s to grow SPS. I have a 48” tank. Yes I have some shadows. But who cares this light can grow it all and has easy to use programming. Does not work with my APEX but I do not care much about that with this app. I emailed them a question about the wall mount arm and they emailed me back the next day. Maybe once BRS gets it in I will switch but the hanging is good for now.

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  3. Most amazing piece of technology I have ever purchased
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    Would I recommend these lights to a friend? Haha is that a joke?! Since buying these lights I have been actively trying to get every friend I know to switch over to these lights. After first getting them I was just blown away by how they look in general, not even turned on, these lights are a work of true beauty.

    When I mounted these lights to my hood and turned them on I was shocked to see how well two Atlantic v4s lit up my 180 gallon mixed reef tank 6x2x2 feet. After playing with the lights for five hours and wondering at them in amazement was over the true test had begun. WILL MY CORALS ALSO LIKE THESE LIGHTS?!

    Well it didn’t even take but 24 hours to know for certain my corals were just as enthusiastic as I was about these lights. OVERNIGHT I could tell that my polyp extension was increased by at least 2mm and yea I know what you are thinking. “This guy is just seeing what he wants to see and just forked over 2 grand for lights and is making this 2mm increase in Polyp extension up!” Well I say you are wrong!!! Since getting these lights only a week ago consumption of both alkalinity and calcium have increased as I have been checking them closely afraid of shock from the lights and high alk spike but NO my tank didn’t skip a beat after installing these lights and in fact went into overdrive.

    What has been the most convincing thing for me as a stick head in regards to these lights? Well let’s talk about the infamous vivids rainbow from vivids aquarium in southern california. That sps coral is one of the most notoriously finicky and difficult to color and keep colored up in an aquarium. People have said “if you even look at the vivids rainbow funny it will brown out on you”. Well that has been my experience with that coral since day one. It has always grown steady for me but always remains that brownish maroon color that we are all familiar with if you own this specific coral. Well since the installation of these lights only a week ago I have seen changes in this coral that I have never had except in consistent ultra low nutrient tanks and I’m certain it will someday look the way I have seen it displayed in other friends tanks thanks to these lights!!

    Thank you Orphek, you are the best gosh dang LED company in the game right now! Kudos!!!

    10/10

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  4. Most amazing piece of technology I have ever purchased
    Performance
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    Would I recommend these lights to a friend? Haha is that a joke?! Since buying these lights I have been actively trying to get every friend I know to switch over to these lights. After first getting them I was just blown away by how they look in general, not even turned on, these lights are a work of true beauty.

    When I mounted these lights to my hood and turned them on I was shocked to see how well two Atlantic v4s lit up my 180 gallon mixed reef tank 6x2x2 feet. After playing with the lights for five hours and wondering at them in amazement was over the true test had begun. WILL MY CORALS ALSO LIKE THESE LIGHTS?!

    Well it didn’t even take but 24 hours to know for certain my corals were just as enthusiastic as I was about these lights. OVERNIGHT I could tell that my polyp extension was increased by at least 2mm and yea I know what you are thinking. “This guy is just seeing what he wants to see and just forked over 2 grand for lights and is making this 2mm increase in Polyp extension up!” Well I say you are wrong!!! Since getting these lights only a week ago consumption of both alkalinity and calcium have increased as I have been checking them closely afraid of shock from the lights and high alk spike but NO my tank didn’t skip a beat after installing these lights and in fact went into overdrive.

    What has been the most convincing thing for me as a stick head in regards to these lights? Well let’s talk about the infamous vivids rainbow from vivids aquarium in southern california. That sps coral is one of the most notoriously finicky and difficult to color and keep colored up in an aquarium. People have said “if you even look at the vivids rainbow funny it will brown out on you”. Well that has been my experience with that coral since day one. It has always grown steady for me but always remains that brownish maroon color that we are all familiar with if you own this specific coral. Well since the installation of these lights only a week ago I have seen changes in this coral that I have never had except in consistent ultra low nutrient tanks and I’m certain it will someday look the way I have seen it displayed in other friends tanks thanks to these lights!!

    Thank you Orphek, you are the best gosh dang LED company in the game right now! Kudos!!!

    10/10

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  5. Best lights I've owned
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    I started out with vers2 compacts over my 120 gal mixed reef...when vers4 came out I was able to just upgrade the components on my lights to make them vers4 instead of buying the whole light...I love that these lights are upgradable that way....
    The lights are built really well and will give your tank and stylish look along with the best light frequencies out on the market....
    Customer service has always been top notch for me....whether needing some help do to my ignorance or ordering upgrade parts they've always been happy to help.
    .I doubt I will ever buy another brand...
    I've been in the hobby since 1991 and have used many light brands.....I'm very pleased with the orphek Atlantik compacts

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  6. Couldn't be happier with my ver4 compacts
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    Let me start out by saying this. I started out with the ver2 of the orphek Atlantik compacts for my 120 gal mixed reef...I've been reefing since the early 90's and have owned a lot of lights. I doubt I'll ever use another kind....These may be the only brand of lights that you can upgrade components on when they are upgraded or if a component goes bad...just buy the replacement component instead of a whole new light....The wifi system and controls are easy to use and I have called on customer service on a few occasions. Like when I upgraded my ver2 compacts to the newer ver4 ( very easy to do) and when I was getting confused on a specific issue I was having....they were prompt and eager to help.....Orphek is a company that had a great product and customer service and will continue to get my business...

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  7. Customer Service
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    I can only speak from experience with regard a recent event with my V4 Compact - I have 2 Atlantik V4 plus a compact - these lights are excellent from a number of aspects such as they way they look, controllability, colour rendition, coral growth and colour. However my Compact decided to stop working, an email to Orphek support on a Friday evening resulted in a number of emails over the weekend and a new part dispatched to the United Kingdom on the Monday - received and fitted by Friday job done. I have found the customer service to be very good whilst deciding wether to buy them in the first place, and since. I was surprised to read that someone thought their service was bad, for me they have been excellent - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend these lights.

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  8. v4 Orpkek lights
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    The lights are amazing, Had the V2 for 4 years without 1 issue, now I bought the v4, Amazing lights!!

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  9. Poor customer service
    Performance
    20%
    The lights are great while they work and Orphek helps you up until the sale but once they are sold and a bulb dies customer support is non-existent.

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