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This looks very nice, as far as the color rendering and specs.

We need some @jeffkrol input here!
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When is this supposed to be available? I'd be willing to give this a shot over my current BML's.
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When is this supposed to be available? I'd be willing to give this a shot over my current BML's.
Already out I think BigAls has them.
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Already out I think BigAls has them.
Too bad not on Amazon yet, I have some gift cards.

Either way, I'm super impulsive, may buy these to give them a shot and sell the BML's.

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Just saw I may only need 1 for my 36" long tank. If I use the 110 lens it should provide enough spread. Seriously thinking about buying one now. My wife is going to be pissssssssssssssssed. haha.
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When is this supposed to be available? I'd be willing to give this a shot over my current BML's.
Just out of curiosity, what do you not like about the BML's? I am going through a lighting dilemma myself and have an order in to replace my BML's with more BML's. Going from 2 original dutch 90 deg to one MC dutch and one nature style 75 deg. I can't complain about anything with the lights in terms of growth or color.

I was also considering Kessil but decided the BML's would be better for my particular tank and plants. I really want a pendant and this one looks good if the right spectrum is there to get the color I get with BML.
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Just out of curiosity, what do you not like about the BML's? I am going through a lighting dilemma myself and have an order in to replace my BML's with more BML's. Going from 2 original dutch 90 deg to one MC dutch and one nature style 75 deg. I can't complain about anything with the lights in terms of growth or color.

I was also considering Kessil but decided the BML's would be better for my particular tank and plants. I really want a pendant and this one looks good if the right spectrum is there to get the color I get with BML.
I personally do not have an issue with the BMLs. I have 2 dutch MC's and I love them. I am just one of those latest and greatest people and I go through lights super fast. Generally buy and resell alot.

I've never done a pendant and I like the idea of the different lenses to change the spread.

Side note, I'll have 2 36" Dutch BML's for sale tomorrow if they fit your tank. 90 degree on both. lol.
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Kind of what a Kessil is supposed to be..

Had to do some guesstimating but should be close..

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Wrap a beer can around it and paint it black.. People will drool....

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Kind of what a Kessil is supposed to be..

Had to do some guesstimating but should be close..

Pity no cyan.




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Wrap a beer can around it and paint it black.. People will drool....
Jeff, question for you before I overnight these. Do you think 1 single fixture with the 110 lense would cover my 36" long tank or should I go 2 and turn down intensity?
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Considering the circular output you can probably cover 36" but it will also spread f/back for 36".. Seems a waste..At least you ca nbuy a slave unit.. instead of a full timer one..

F&s has a $30 rebate..
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...FUIjgQodtUcD2Q

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not seeing anyone selling the slave one (non-deluxe)
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Considering the circular output you can probably cover 36" but it will also spread f/back for 36".. Seems a waste..At least you ca nbuy a slave unit.. instead of a full timer one..

F&s has a $30 rebate..
HALO Deluxe FX80 Freshwater LED Aquarium Light Fixture: Aquarium Lighting

Never rush..

not seeing anyone selling the slave one (non-deluxe)
Amazon has the slave unit as well.

I have a bunch of Amazon credit so Amazon is the best place for me to grab this.

If I lower the light height I would waste less of the 36" spread front to back.

So you think I should chance it with a single unit to start and grab the slave if needed after the fact?

Or I can switch to 80 degree lense and run 2 units dimmed. Decisions decisions.

*edit* Ordered a single fixture and mounting arm. I'll give it a shot with the 110 degree optics and see how the tank handles it. I'll post some real world info and review here tomorrow.
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Interesting....but ugly.

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Ugly, looks rather bulky, about the look the Kessil's are way nicer. For the rest i cannot say. The led itself looks promising.

It is my totally subjective opinion :-)

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Just for fun:



as to more personal opinion, yes to the small 160's or whatever . nothing elegent about the "oilcan" 360's..

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I'm completely cool with the look. Nothing elegant about two light bars across the top of my tank either as it stands now.

Function over form for me.

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