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post #16 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-22-2012, 12:16 AM
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Well, he's Japanese, so it's probably Kanji.
kanji and traditional japanese use the same characters. Also it looks fine to me...

(native chinese speaker & dabbling in some japanese) Can't attest to whether or not it's his signature though.

Looks cool. Although with an array with that many lights it's hard to think each LED is really that powerful. Especially since it sits so low to the top of the tank.
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btw, I thought the legs did detached. Is this not true?
The actual LED fixture can be removed from the clear stand (which is one piece). It just sits in a space in the acrylic/whatever material it is. The legs do not detach.

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kanji and traditional japanese use the same characters. Also it looks fine to me...

(native chinese speaker & dabbling in some japanese) Can't attest to whether or not it's his signature though.

Looks cool. Although with an array with that many lights it's hard to think each LED is really that powerful. Especially since it sits so low to the top of the tank.
Kanji is Japanese, in addition to hiragana and katakana, correct? Pauline thought it didn't look like Chinese, because it isn't.
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The actual LED fixture can be removed from the clear stand (which is one piece). It just sits in a space in the acrylic/whatever material it is. The legs do not detach.

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Ok, thanks for the clarification. My aquarium is close to 45 cm but not exactly so the stand probably will not work for me, and I'm trying to think of how I'm going to suspend it.
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ADA is coming out with a 45cm version soon. ADG has it priced at $324.95, compared to $199.99 for the 30cm/36cm versions.

However, if your tank is not exactly 45cm, you're probably right about it not fitting. The only real benefit of getting the 45cm version would be much better light coverage throughout the tank (especially on the ends).

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ADA is coming out with a 45cm version soon. ADG has it priced at $324.95, compared to $199.99 for the 30cm/36cm versions.

However, if your tank is not exactly 45cm, you're probably right about it not fitting. The only real benefit of getting the 45cm version would be much better light coverage throughout the tank (especially on the ends).
That's the one I'm looking at =) I'm assuming it will have the same bracket design.
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post #22 of 31 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 09:38 PM
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I got the pricing finally from Aqua Forest Aquarium:

AQUASKY 301/361: $184.99
AQUASKY 451: $259.99
AQUASKY 601: $299.99
AQUASKY 602: $529.99

Compared to Aquarium Design Group

AQUASKY 301/361: $199.99
AQUASKY 451 : $324.95
AQUASKY 601 : $399.95
AQUASKY 602 : $699.95

IF you lived in Japan you would pay (from ADA Japan site, NOT international one, direct yen to USD):

AQUASKY 301/361: $125
AQUASKY 451: $179
AQUASKY 601: $204
AQUASKY 602: $370

So what did we learn from this? AFA is significantly cheaper than ADG, however if you lived in Japan, that pricing is sweet, wish I lived there LOL, figure it must be customs and shipping.

I also inquired about a 20th Anniversary Solar 1 and AFA wanted $776.
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Kanji is Japanese, in addition to hiragana and katakana, correct? Pauline thought it didn't look like Chinese, because it isn't.
correct
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Will you be posting a thread in the DYI folder for the display case for the box ? part smarty pants part serious. How else would you preserve that ? Amano is to us as Jimmy Hendrix is to guitars. You sir have bragging rights ! grats
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I know the manual says this light is not recommended to be used with a dimmer, but the light seems to bright for my needs. Got a 60H and plan on getting a 60P and have mostly low light plants. Wonder whether the Ecoxotic dimmer will work with this light.

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this light is way way too bright. I'm using it on a mini M and omg, it's way too much light.
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I have the aquasky for my Mini M as well and I agree, its way too much light. Any suggestions as to lowering the intensity of the light?
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this light is way way too bright. I'm using it on a mini M and omg, it's way too much light.
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I have the aquasky for my Mini M as well and I agree, its way too much light. Any suggestions as to lowering the intensity of the light?
I would suggest cutting a piece of translucent black acrylic and attaching it to the fixture, thats what I had to do to lower the intensity. or you could always toss in floaters.

Suspending the light does not work, because there are no optics the spread is just too wide, that just spills all the light outside the aquarium.
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I know the manual says this light is not recommended to be used with a dimmer, but the light seems to bright for my needs. Got a 60H and plan on getting a 60P and have mostly low light plants. Wonder whether the Ecoxotic dimmer will work with this light.
It does not work, do not try it, that dimmer is rated for a different voltage range.

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this light is way way too bright. I'm using it on a mini M and omg, it's way too much light.
agreed, it is super bright, too bright for my taste.
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Yeah if you're running this, you have to have a very strong filter that can provide a lot of surface movement and provide a lot of o2 exchange. Possibly a canister with something like a do!aqua This way, you can crank up the co2.
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