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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-16-2012, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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ADA AQUASKY!!! It's here!!!

Yesterday evening I came home to my new ADA AQUASKY! I had pre-ordered it from ADG almost 2 weeks ago and the turn around has been super quick with Frank being very helpful. This one is a special one in that it's personally signed by Mr. Amano! Here's a pic of the box. I'll take some unboxing pics later. I got the ADA Mini M version all I need now is to order a Mini M!


ADA AQUASKY! by mrvnmg, on Flickr!

First impressions for the AQUASKY would be its unique minimalist design, which I find to be very simple and elegant. After turning it on the light has an instant WOW factor with incredibly bright yet natural looking LED's. ADA's first LED light fixture is amazingly bright, especially for its size!!! The R&D really paid off with its incredible color temperature. It looks very natural. I don't have any PAR meters or other devices to see how it compares to other LED lights. The real test will be to see if it can grow aquatic plants with the highest light requirements! I have high expectations for this little AQUASKY

Here's those unboxing pics!


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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-16-2012, 03:09 PM
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That light looks very very sexy,lol. I have always loved the ADA stuff, they actually care about the end product. Congratulations on getting one! Now we need to see what it does for your plants .
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Those lights look super bright! I'm not in love with the fixture only that I wish I could suspend it. Other than that, it's pretty hot!
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Those lights look super bright! I'm not in love with the fixture only that I wish I could suspend it. Other than that, it's pretty hot!
The cost for a custom replica acrylic holder for the heatsink/lights or any other housing for the heatsink/lights shouldn't be too pricey. I do wish they made the legs detachable or sold it in a flat acryclic top + heatsink/lights version for needs of other folks though.

On topic: Finally, unboxing pictures! Can't wait to get mine...looks so cool.
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Sweet. I look forward to seeing it on the tank with plants below. I really like how thin the fixture is. I just wish they would've at least went with glass if they were married to that mount design. ADA doesn't do acrylic!
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Very nice. Does it have any special features such as dimmability, timer, etc...?

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sick, was waiting for someone to get one of these. The signature is pretty cool!
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I wonder why they gave it a Polish name?

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Very nice. Does it have any special features such as dimmability, timer, etc...?
No dimmer capabilities from what I can see. The owners manual says that you shouldn't use a dimmer with it. However, it says nothing about a timer. So I'd say yes you can use a timer with it. The wall adapter looks like a cell phone charger but it has an in-line switch like a lamp switch to manually turn it on and off.
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I'm actually most interested/impressed in the signature!


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i see some Aquaski has white/ clear cord why US version have black cord??
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That doesn't look like a real Chinese character signature...But it never matters to fans like us, right!? That light is super sexy!!!
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That doesn't look like a real Chinese character signature...But it never matters to fans like us, right!? That light is super sexy!!!
Well, he's Japanese, so it's probably Kanji.
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I really love the look of this light... patiently waiting for the 45cm version to come out. I wonder if the first released will be signed too?!

How are you liking it so far?

btw, I thought the legs did detached. Is this not true?
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