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Did you have a look at the Kessil Amazon Sun pendants? Those look like they might get a better colour rendering than the Ecoxotic Cannons. But I guess you probably can't return those now that they are mounted.

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Did you have a look at the Kessil Amazon Sun pendants? Those look like they might get a better colour rendering than the Ecoxotic Cannons. But I guess you probably can't return those now that they are mounted.
I liked the optics of the 100W Ecoxotics and how they project a rectangular bar of light vs. a spot light.

I will be adding the magenta stunners and a row of 1w 6,700k LED's next to the cannons and then setting everything on dimmers to get the color balance and PAR levels just right.
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I think the Magentas will be good. I've been thinking that myself that these LED's all lack visible red/pink. When I do my cube I plan to use a Kessil mounted high (no CO2) and some magenta/pink LED's also to highlight the red plants and red fish.

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not to be hateful or mean...but I would honestly LOL if you are a horrific aquascaper

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Re: New 300 gallon high tech high light planted Discus tank - Build Journal

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not to be hateful or mean...but I would honestly LOL if you are a horrific aquascaper

but your woodworking ability is A+++ grade
Sorry this made me laugh a little!!

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No worries, I already have a couple kick butt castles and sunken pirate ships all picked out and ready to go. Still cant decide on the pink and black or green and black gravel though.
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Still cant decide on the pink and black or green and black gravel though.
mix them
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I vote pink and green. Forget the black, it'll only darken the whole scape. I mean, really.

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Lighting rack system is finished. Now just have to take it all back down so I can mount a piece of plywood along the back wall and fill it with power supplies, power strips and computer control modules.

The bottom racks hold the stunner strips and are hinged at the back. I will have a string coming down to hold them up near the 100w cannons.

The middle rack high up behind the cannons is where the row of Ecoxotic freshwater 1w LED modules will go. They are the 6,700k LED's with a few 453mm blues for accent. Hoping these will blend out the colors and not make the lighting so harsh and super white from the 12k cannons.



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High voltage A/C connections will be made in the little individual junction boxes below each driver module. Low voltage side and dimmer controls will be made with automotive weather proof Deutsch connectors

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Wow! The Koi pond is great and the workmanship on the discus tank plumbing and setup is amazing---subscribed!

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Seventeen pages and we don't even have water in the tank! I love when people take their time and do things right. All this extra work is going to really pay off down the road!
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