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post #16 of 65 (permalink) Old 01-05-2016, 06:15 PM
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Does anyone know if these lights can be used with an Apex?
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post #17 of 65 (permalink) Old 01-05-2016, 06:33 PM
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Does anyone know if these lights can be used with an Apex?
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They can, ADU Aquascaping mentions this.
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OK, sounds great!
I would like to use only 1 on my 65 gallon, which is 36 x 18 x 25.
Wondering if 1 would be sufficient?

Bump: Just got an email on these lights!
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Then, there is a $30.00 rebate from the company!
$284.99 makes this light really appealing
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My tank is 36 long and I'm giving one light a shot. Jeffkrol thinks it should cover it. Worst case I order a second slave unit.
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Please post pics when you get it. I would like to see how the light looks on a 40B. Please hurry though before they build my BML order.
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@bsantucci How deep is your tank?
I am starting a 65 gallon and it's 25 deep.
With the substrate, it should be roughly 22 to 23 to substrate. Anyone have thoughts on this light with this deep of a tank?
I really like that these lights have sunrise, sunset capability.
If 1 will work, I would sell my 2 kessil 160's for it.
The shimmer of the kessils are somewhat irritating for me :/

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Just out of curiosity hell4you, how are the 2 Kessil's 160 doing in your 25" deep tank?

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Please post pics when you get it. I would like to see how the light looks on a 40B. Please hurry though before they build my BML order.
Will do. Your 40b is similar dimension. ADU Aquascaping's review (link in first post) stated 1 would work fine with the 110 degreen lense over a 40b. He said he went to two lights because of his hardscape casting a shadow. So it's tank dependant I think.

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@bsantucci How deep is your tank?
I am starting a 65 gallon and it's 25 deep.
With the substrate, it should be roughly 22 to 23 to substrate. Anyone have thoughts on this light with this deep of a tank?
I really like that these lights have sunrise, sunset capability.
If 1 will work, I would sell my 2 kessil 160's for it.
The shimmer of the kessils are somewhat irritating for me :/
My tank is 18 deep, 15 after my 3 inches of substrate. I'll be keeping the light about 6 inches over the water though so roughly the same distance you're doing. Give one a shot and if it's all good then sell the kessils!
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@micheljq The Kessils are working great. My problem is, that the shimmer is hard for me to look at. When I first installed them, I was mezmerized by it, now it just gets on my nerves...lol
Some folks may enjoy the shimmer, I just find that it's too much :/
If I buy a halo, I will be selling the Kessils here on TPT.
@bsantucci I think I will try one. I just need to figure out what cable I need for the Halo slave unit to connect to my Apex so it can be programmed.
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@micheljq The Kessils are working great. My problem is, that the shimmer is hard for me to look at. When I first installed them, I was mezmerized by it, now it just gets on my nerves...lol
Some folks may enjoy the shimmer, I just find that it's too much :/
If I buy a halo, I will be selling the Kessils here on TPT.
@bsantucci I think I will try one. I just need to figure out what cable I need for the Halo slave unit to connect to my Apex so it can be programmed.
My understanding is the slave connects to the deluxe unit. You'd connect the deluxe to the apex. I think it needs a 0-10v cable.

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You need a kessil cable, two free varspd ports, and some auxiliary cables to link the lights together.

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My tank is 36 long and I'm giving one light a shot. Jeffkrol thinks it should cover it.
I didn't "quite" say that but it is possible..

https://youtu.be/OLG-Saa0Z-A

Your going to have to raise it above "normal" a bit..

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I didn't "quite" say that but it is possible..

https://youtu.be/OLG-Saa0Z-A

Your going to have to raise it above "normal" a bit..
I've seen more than one person say it should cover a 36. If I get shadows I'll order the slave and call it a day.

Just hope someone buys my BMLs quickly to offset some of this money haha.
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I've seen more than one person say it should cover a 36. If I get shadows I'll order the slave and call it a day.

Just hope someone buys my BMLs quickly to offset some of this money haha.
If you keep pushing these it will drive down the demand for the bml.. LOL

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What is a 0-10v cable?
Would a Kessil to Apex Controller Cable work?
Sorry, I am not electronically inclined :/

Does anyone know if the above cable will work?
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post #30 of 65 (permalink) Old 01-06-2016, 10:57 PM
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So I got the light and its really sweet. Setup was easy and quick. The arm hiding the cable is a nice bonus.

As far as coverage I do need a second. Even with the 110 degree lense is isn't that bright at the sides. Ordered the slave now and I'll have that Friday.

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