I’ve used these lights on my Nano Reef tanks for well over a year now so I decided to roll the dice and run four over my newly purchased Prostar 200 Aqaurium even though they aren’t intended for larger tanks. Paired with the 18 inch flex mounts these lights offer a clean high end look for under $1K. The best part is they can provide enough even solid PAR spread to run a mixed Reef tank if you plan accordingly. The app is easy to use when you get the hang of it and their website has plenty of presets that you can download to make set up a breeze. If your looking for a high end reef capable light without the high end cost and bulky appearance then this is a good choice.
Thank you Tyler for getting these to me quickly!
I bought the ProStar 200 (150g) n white. It did take a while (5 weeks) for the tank to make it to Arizona, but it was worth the wait. The tank glass is burly, well beveled, and the black silicone seams are really well done. In my case I couldn't find a single thing wrong with the tank or stand on arrival.
Pre-installed plumbing + conversion kit (separate purchase) made the plumbing, including an inline UV sterilizer, super easy.
The stand is spacious, with a good sized sump while still leaving sufficient overhead space for taller equipment, mounting lights for a refugium, getting your hands into the different sump compartments, etc.
As almost every other review has mentioned - Tyler Moon really does show an extraordinary level of customer service throughout the experience - buying, setting up, and beyond. Fully expect frequent communication from him via text and phone call to make sure things are working out smoothly.
Another positive I thought I would highlight regarding circulation noise between sump and display. Everyone's system will vary, but I found the draining system with spiral silencer inserts and silencer caps to be very quiet. With a 2000 gph DC return pump I can strike a good balance between the return flow and gate valves on the pre-assembled drain lines such that I get super quiet draining as well as maintain the water height in the display that I want. With the return pump at 100% and the drain lines wide open I do get quite a bit of noise, but I am not looking for 2000 gph during normal operation from my return pump on a 150g tank.
The kit installs just like any PVC slip coupler - glue in place. Seems like good quality schedule 40. I'm sure there are logistical challenges, but just a thought - since the tank comes with preassembled plumbing for drain and return lines, why not add in the step of also using the conversion kit BEFORE shipping to customers? From what I've read and seen, it's basically impossible to get fittings in the US for the metric sizes the tank comes with. Someone is clearly already doing the pre-assembly. Ship them a box of the conversion kits and add that as a step to the pre-assembly.
The whole experience was an A+. As soon as the order was placed I got a call letting me know they were doing a QA check and getting it packed for shipping. A couple days later it was delivered on a freight truck. The shipping was fast and tank was packed very securely. The tank was beautiful and without any defects. I highly recommend two tides and will use them in the future.
These guys are amazing and you can’t beat these prices. Don’t be fooled just because the pro star doesn’t cost as much as it’s competitors, the tank is absolutely beautiful and perfect in every way. One huge plus is that the stand comes pre assembled which saves you hours of work. The customer service is superb, Tyler Moon is there for you from the time you place your order, delivery and any issues that may come up. I’m very happy I didn’t end up buying Waterbox or Redsea and stumbled on TwoTides.