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Witness the Magic of Orphek Atlantik & OR3 LED Bars fueling the Stunning Evolution of a 9 Year Old SPS Reef Aquarium!

Witness the Magic of Orphek Atlantik & OR3 LED Bars fueling the Stunning Evolution of a 9 Year Old SPS Reef Aquarium!

Witness the Magic of Orphek Atlantik & OR3 LED Bars fueling the Stunning Evolution of a 9 Year Old SPS Reef Aquarium!

In today's post, we're embarking on a captivating journey to Odessa, Ukraine. We are going to delve deep into the stunning world of SPS corals, all in celebration of the 9th anniversary of a breathtaking reef aquarium belonging to Aleksandr Loginov.

We'll unveil the secrets of these mesmerizing corals in the vibrant and dynamic ambiance crafted by Orphek's cutting-edge lighting technology.


Join us as we discover the extraordinary underwater landscapes and colorful life that this remarkable combination reveals in Ukraine's aquatic paradise!

We'll be sharing a series of photos and videos to help you appreciate the underwater wonders!


The Reef shop in Odessa Ukraine

Aleksandr Loginov is the proud owner of a saltwater fish and corals store in Odessa, Ukraine called The Reef.

The Reef store, founded in 2009, was the culmination of over a decade of experience in the marine aquarium industry. Over these years, the store's team amassed invaluable expertise, knowledge, and skills in the care and maintenance of marine aquatic organisms in domestic settings.

After facing challenges of running a reef aquarium during an ongoing war, with multiple energy shutdowns, LED lighting solutions and a generator were installed and these remarkable resilient reef aquariums, burden with all these electrical instabilities, once again began to thrive.

Orphek Atlantik iCon and OR3 LED Bars over reef tanks
Screenshot credit: Danny's Aquarium youtube channel

Orphek LED lighting solutions were installed over the tanks to reduce energy consumption, bring stability to the tanks and provide growth, health, color, spawning and biological clock correction.


Aleksandr stunning 9 yrs old private reef tank


Aleksandr is also a long time reefer and he owns a 9 yrs old tank in his home which takes center stage in today's post.
The tank's layout is meticulously crafted to achieve the most natural appearance, allowing corals to grow freely and overlap, mirroring the organic beauty of nature. Within the aquarium, you'll find rare and costly mushroom corals, alongside numerous high-end species. We're delighted to present videos that showcase their exquisite beauty for your delight.

Info about the Aleksandr private aquarium

This awesome trapezoidal aquarium, measures 205cm in length, 47cm in width at one end, 80cm in width at the other end, and stands at a height of 80cm.

Equipments: A&C300xxlQ skimmer/ A&C600 calcium rector the sump. (These are all Ukrainian-made).
SLW30 2 pcs/ SOW 15 2pcs/ SOW20/ CP40 (all Jebao).
ATO Siemens/ return JEBAO DCS9000.


Lighting project

MG +T5s were replaced by 2 units of Atlantik iCon were combined with one unit of Atlantik iCon Compact and Orphek OR3 LED Bars 150 Blue plus/ 150 Sky blue / 90 Blue plus for supplemental coral color vibrancy, promote health and growth, enhance fluorescent colors, and optimize photosynthesis.

Orphek LED Boosts Coral Growth Speed

As Alexandr explains:

"The aquarium has the shape of a trapezoid and, moreover, over these 9 years it has been heavily overgrown, so the issue of lighting is very significant and very complex. The lights are arranged in such a way as to cover the entire surface of the aquarium as much as possible. Just as large colonies shade both themselves and their neighbors... I also want to say a few words about the flow system in the aquarium. Well, the aquarium is very overgrown. In addition, he is quite tall, he has 70 cm and it is quite difficult to blow through, so there are five PUMP currents here...The flow pump is located on both sides. Well, all the pumps that we use right up to the supply pumps and pumps in the skimmers."


And about the corals he adds: "they have been in the same place for 9 years now. Coral colonies have dramatically changed over the years."

Unleashing vibrant coral colors
The vibrant corals
Video credit: Aleksandr Loginov

One of the most remarkable aspects of this reef tank is the vibrant colors exhibited by corals. Thanks to the Atlantik iCon and OR3 LED Bars, it has achieved a stunning array of hues that captivate the eye.


The spectrums provided by the Atlantik iCon is instrumental in enhancing coral coloration. This carefully designed spectrum promotes the production of pigments like chlorophyll and carotenoids, which are responsible for the vivid and natural coloration seen in these corals. From cool blue and green hues, striking intense purples, the color palette on display is simply breathtaking.


Enhancing the tank's lighting setup with 2 units of Atlantik iCon, combined with its smaller version, the Atlantik iCon Compact, and complementing spectrums with additional units of Orphek OR3 LED Bars 150 Blue plus/ 150 Sky blue / 90 Blue plus. has definitely upgraded the aquarium, amplifying coral color vibrancy. [And that is THE SECRET of this stunning reef aquarium!]


Orphek expertise is to develop, customize and deliver LED lighting solutions for perfect lighting design projects involving any biological need of a wide range of organisms, coming from different types of habitat and geographic zones, while meeting both the architectural aesthetics desired goals, and Salvador wisely chose our Atlantik iCon solution.


The Atlantik iCon is a prime example of Orphek’s commitment to delivering lighting solutions that fulfill these objectives with excellence.

By adding Orphek OR3 Blue Plus LED Bars the aquarium receives an Incredible widest Blue / violet fluorescent spectrum.

The Blue/Violet spectrum 400-500nm for SPS/LPS/Soft renders the boost of coral growth and wide fluorescent coral pop. [Maximum absorption of Chlorophyllc2 (the most common form of chlorophyll c) is achieved around 447nm].

The wavelengths of the Blue Sky spectrum are important in zooxanthellae photosynthesis – chlorophylls a and c2 utilize blue. Beta-carotene 470nm is a photopigment found in at least some zooxanthellae. It also acts as a protective antioxidant agent.

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Special thank you note

Orphek wishes to express its gratitude to Aleksandr Loginov for being such a passionate hobbyist and an enthusiast of Orphek products.

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Orphek offers you two ways of ordering your Atlantik iCon/OR3 LED Bars:

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Atlantik iCon Applications:

  • SPS/LPS coral reef salted water tanks
  • Designed to enhance beauty of both natural and synthetic compositions!
  • Public venues / Private aquariums
  • Indoors
  • One unit is perfect for 48″ x 30″, 120cm x 75cm SPS/LPS Corals reef aquariums
  • Perfect for giving your tank the natural look, mimicking nature at its fullest
  • Perfect for coral farming

Atlantik iCon comes with incredible features:

  • Intelligent Connectivity – friendly technology, operating through Orphek awesome new App., compatible with both IOS and Android, voice control and many other cool features.
  • Wi-Fi / Bluetooth – with iCloud support, 5G internet connectivity, high speed response, extra data security.
  • 10,000% dimming control system – never offered in the market before!
  • 78 customized high quality, high efficiency 5w Dual-Chip power LEDs – total of 156 individual LEDs Chip.
  • 10 optimized different types of Dual chip 5W wide range LEDs for maximum photochemical efficiency.
  • 26 glass lens for all UV/violet LEDS – no yellowing over the time!
  • Plug and play technology – effortless part’s replacement for simple and easy light maintenance.
  • Pre-installed program for optimal coral pop color & growth
  • Wide convex 120 degree lens
  • Customization: For Deep Aquarium 90 / 60 / 45 / 15 / and 5 degree lens
  • Mean well Fan-less IP65 power supply
  • New additional awesome features for your corals and jellyfish
  • Six separated control and programming channels
  • Pre-installed program for optimal coral pop color & growth
  • Minimum light spillage
  • New improved heat dissipation and cooling system & 4 fans
  • Improved internal lens to make sure you are getting the best Orphek LEDs!
  • Extra data security

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Atlantik iCon Upgrades

YES! Orphek products are built to last!!
Orphek offers UPGRADE possibility of its systems. That means that you will use the same Atlantik body over and over again! It means that if you have the previous versions of Atlantik you can upgrade to our newest Atlantik model: The Atlantik iCon.

What can you upgrade?

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Go to STORE to buy OR3 LED Bars/ Orphek Mounting solutions/ Combo Fixing Brackets + Universal Mounting Arm+ Extension kit in our online shop.

(Obs.: Osix and Osix + OR3 Combo is not currently available in our online shop)

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Check our groundbreaking innovations!

  • We are the first and only company in the world offering 10,000% dimming control system (0-100% and 0.001-1% for Moon Cycle)!
  • First and only company relying on decades of academic research to develop and engineer the the One and Only Real Moon Cycle in LED Reef lighting Solutions reproducing Nature at its fullest.
  • First and only company developing the best technology for coral growth, health, color, spawning and biological clock  correction.
  • First and only company offering lens adjustment and LEDs substitution without loosing waterproof protection/ customized power supply for best electricity transfer and stability – Orphek patented technologies.
  • First and only company developing LED lighting solutions focused on enhancing virtual and augmented realities.
  • First and only company developing and offering a smart device that allows aquarists to create their own fixture.
  • First and only company developing and offering a smart device that allows aquarists to allows you to program, control, monitor, dim and integrate all Orphek iCon LED solutions together at the same time.
  • We are the first company to develop “pop it up” spectrum technology for coral color enhancing.
  • First company to introduce Aquarium LED lighting Internet of Things (IoT) technology.
  • First company to develop solutions to deliver light spectrum for depths over 15 meters.
  • First company to develop and offer true UV/violet LEDs in reef aquariums (since 2012!).
  • First company that provides a wide spectrum red without using normal 660nm and 640nm LEDs.
  • First company making its own wide spectrum blue LEDs.
  • First and only company to make its own proprietary white UV LEDs.
  • First company to use high Kelvin white LEDs.
  • First company to make 100-watt matrix multicolor LED chips and first to have the technology to customize the chip to any Kelvin temperature desired.

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