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post #301 of 315 (permalink) Old 09-02-2013, 01:27 AM
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Does anyone know what the height clearance with the bracket is on the LED+? I have exactly 2" of clearance from the top of the rimless and a shelf.

Also, is the only difference between the LED+ and LED is the addition of the RGB? Is there a difference in par if both on brightest setting?

I want to grow HC Cuba in a 12g long (9" substrate to light) with CO2, wondering which light to get.
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Does anyone know what the height clearance with the bracket is on the LED+? I have exactly 2" of clearance from the top of the rimless and a shelf.

Also, is the only difference between the LED+ and LED is the addition of the RGB? Is there a difference in par if both on brightest setting?

I want to grow HC Cuba in a 12g long (9" substrate to light) with CO2, wondering which light to get.
Clearance is less than an inch, you'll be fine.

The BIG difference in the LED and LED+ is the + is dimmable, the LED is NOT.

DEF go with the LED+
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Clearance is less than an inch, you'll be fine.

The BIG difference in the LED and LED+ is the + is dimmable, the LED is NOT.

DEF go with the LED+
less than an inch even with the bracket? Wow.

Do you think the LED+ at max par setting can support HC Cuba at 9"?
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Yes, less than an inch, very low profile.

I have no idea on the HC cuba, you might be interested in this:

http://www.guitarfish.org/2013/05/20...-review-part-1

and this:

http://www.guitarfish.org/2013/05/30...2-par-readings

which gives you par value's.
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Yeah, you'll be fine with HC at 9". Will need CO2 and EI dosing if you don't dim it, honestly.
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Yeah, you'll be fine with HC at 9". Will need CO2 and EI dosing if you don't dim it, honestly.
Thanks! Already planning on both.
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Does anyone know if the 'moonlight' mode or the dimmer programmed settings prevent photosynthesis from happening and also prevents algae from growing.

Essentially is having the blue 'moonlight' light equivalent to having it off?
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You guys are dealing with Current USA here. We stand behind our quality 100% and if there's anything wrong on our end, we'll make sure to fix it.

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This question may have been asked already so I apologize up front if it has.

I currently have the 48" version and have the lights on a timer. The only thing I don't like about the light is that there isn't a separate power cord for some moonlights. What is everyone doing for moonlights with this fixture?
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This question may have been asked already so I apologize up front if it has.

I currently have the 48" version and have the lights on a timer. The only thing I don't like about the light is that there isn't a separate power cord for some moonlights. What is everyone doing for moonlights with this fixture?
I just use the remote right now (i have a dual light setup) so once the main light goes out, i'll just swap to moonlights with the remote. Current USA is coming out with a pro ramp timer that will be able to switch from settings for you in a given amount of time. total plug-n-play as well.

there is a giveaway going on right now over here at: Current USA ramp timers - you should definitely look into entering on it
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Any info on the specs/price for the "new" Current LED + plant light that's supposed to come out? I have a 75g tank and am trying to find a light that will give me the best PAR without creating a need for injected co2. (Looking for "moderate" lighting). A little info would help me to decide whether to buy two of the current model or wait for the new one.
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Any info on the specs/price for the "new" Current LED + plant light that's supposed to come out? I have a 75g tank and am trying to find a light that will give me the best PAR without creating a need for injected co2. (Looking for "moderate" lighting). A little info would help me to decide whether to buy two of the current model or wait for the new one.
I haven't seen much info on it yet. I don't remember when it's supposed to be out, I thought by the end of the year, though. If I had to guess on price, I would think it would be around the same as the Marineland Plant LED since the Satellite LED+ and Double Bright lights are similarly priced.
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I just use the remote right now (i have a dual light setup) so once the main light goes out, i'll just swap to moonlights with the remote. Current USA is coming out with a pro ramp timer that will be able to switch from settings for you in a given amount of time. total plug-n-play as well.

there is a giveaway going on right now over here at: Current USA ramp timers - you should definitely look into entering on it
Thanks for the info Vermino!
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So I don't know if I'm one of the few that are running this fixture on a larger tank. Right now I'm running a single 48-60" Led+ over my 90 gallon tank. I knew that the light was not going to be as extreme as my 3xT5HO's but am really contemplating on purchasing a second unit as my glosso almost completely died off. (Which I expected to happen just not so quickly) So my question is with two of these lights over my 90 and the lights being no more than 24" from the substrate, will this be strong enough to grow glosso or other foreground carpeting plants?
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