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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Maxspect razor 160W

Im planning go get this for my 48g aquarium... Any one have it? Also any diferet suggestions?

http://www.saltysupply.com/Maxspect-...I-p/ms1149.htm

UPDATE

I went out and baught it. I'm in love lol.
I played with the settings and they go,

Remmeber from the start point to the end point it slowly rises to that %..

8am - 2pm: 1-5% both channels

2pm - 4pm: 5-50% both channels

4pm - 7pm: 50-100% both channels

7pm-10pm: 100-100% both channels

10pm-1130pm: 100-1% channel b (blue/warm light aka moon light)

1130-8am: 1%

Basically i have a "true" light period of 9 hours.

The second i had the settings right it was at the 100% setting and instantly i had pearling going on everywhere... first time this has happened!

Better pictures when i have access to a dslr!
These pictures dont even nearly show you how nice and alive these plants look now. its insane.




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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 10:22 PM
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it looks nice, is it dimmable? or can you change the spectrum color?

those are two key LED features to have. also maybe a radion or keisell amazon?
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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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Dimmable yes. Because you can set different light % on a timed 6 point schedual... 20% every 2 hours etc etc.

Changing the color of the LEDs i believe not... I saw it at my LFS and fell inlove... But at 620$ with tax makes me think twice haha... But maybe its worth it considering my curent light setup melted.
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 10:26 PM
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supposedly there is an 8000k kit coming soon. you might wanna wait.
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razor 8000k
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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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But the light fixture has 12 8000k leds.
Then has 6 3000k leds....
What is the 8000 model going to have? And any idea when its coming out? Looking for a quick replacement lol



A

Cree XLamp® XT-E

12

382 lm @ 1300mA

Cool White

8000K

Cree XLamp® XT-E



6

294 lm @ 1300mA

Warm White

3000K

B

Cree XLamp® XP-E

9

63 lm @ 860mA

Blue

465-485nm

Cree XLamp® XT-E

6

1520mW @ 1300mA

Royal Blue

450-465nm

Epileds Dual-Core

6

1100mW @ 1300mA

Super Actinic

410-420nm
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Looks pretty fancy. Having your lights auto dim is cool but really doesn't do anything Useful for your tank. Just get a metal halide if you want your lights to come on gradually! You could get a 150W HQI for maybe $100 that would probably be just as bright as this thing. But if your 48 is a freshwater planted tank, you would never need a 160w led.. This would be more for growing SPS corals.
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post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
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Does metal halides use so much electricity and the bulbs are $$$... I really like this kit though
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I would pass. If you're going to go led, you should find a fixture that's intended for a planted tank. You don't need 90% of those blues. Or at least look for one that has some other leds involved like red and cyan.

I dunno, I guess some people dig the blue look.
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Take a look at buildmyled.com if you're looking at LED fixtures.
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The 8000k makes
More sence i just need to find it... How are these colors?
I looked at buildmyled.com kit... Looks good... I was just looking for asthetics also.
The razor matches with my stone wall

A
Cree XLamp® XT-E
2
382 lm @ 1300mA
Cool White
8000K

Cree XLamp® XT-E
4
294 lm @ 1300mA
Warm White
3000K

B
Cree XLamp® XP-E
3
63 lm @ 860mA
Blue
465-485nm

Cree XLamp® XT-E
4
382 lm @ 1300mA
Cool White
8000K

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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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Jusy to confirm my LFS actualy
Has the 8000k setting... Should i get the 120 or the 160? Price difference of ~100$... I was thinking 160W and then just dimming it.
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What are you wanting to grow that requires so much light? This a 48gallon farm tank with some sort of unusual plant that needs it?
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Im planning go get this for my 48g aquarium... Any one have it? Also any diferet suggestions?

http://www.saltysupply.com/Maxspect-...I-p/ms1149.htm
Here you can build a custom led light fixture
http://buildmyled.com/custom-led-strip/

As another poster said you don't need all the blue leds you have listed.
Configured right you can achieve very good PAR and a Coloring Rendering Index of 98. Sunlight = 100 See this thread New Lighting for a 150 gallon- 6 ft open top tank.-UPDATED! GROWTH PICS!
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Here you can build a custom led light fixture
http://buildmyled.com/custom-led-strip/

As another poster said you don't need all the blue leds you have listed.
Configured right you can achieve very good PAR and a Coloring Rendering Index of 98. Sunlight = 100 See this thread New Lighting for a 150 gallon- 6 ft open top tank.-UPDATED! GROWTH PICS!
Has anyone measured the PAR from these fixtures yet? They seem interesting but I've not seen a thread showing growth, PAR or anything yet. Lots of CRI data, which is cool, though.
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