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|01-09-2014 01:20 AM|
|paddington||I got my 5' 10000K in all black with the dimmer last week. It's a high quality unit and is a huge upgrade from the Marineland units I had on my previous tank.|
|01-09-2014 12:51 AM|
|Aqguy||Mine will ship this week been waiting since nov 17th , 60 inch 90 degree dutch planted with dimmer and all in black.|
|01-09-2014 12:13 AM|
I'm looking to order one of these for my planted tank (waiting for a response from Cara - I'm impatient and I know there's a time zone difference as I'm in Australia) and I'm having a hard time deciding on the colour temperature. I've got a discus planted tank and I don't know if I should go for the 10000K, or something a bit warmer like the 7000K (off the shelf options).
When you ordered your lights, were these off-the-shelf choices available? If not, would you recommend them?
|04-16-2013 04:28 PM|
Re: Who's heard of buildmyled.com?
Originally Posted by bassmjm View Post
|04-16-2013 03:16 PM|
I've had a 24" fixture over my ADA 60f for about 3 months now. I used a combo of the royal blue, red, and green LEDs with the 5700k:
W W W B G R W W W B G R W W W
(W=5700k, B=470 Blue, G=Green, R=660 Deep Red)
The green brought the color closer to 9000K and away from the pinkish color (which I hate). I have it dimmed to 30-50% and 12" above my tank (45-degree optics), and my plants have been happy--really happy actually. The RCS look fantastic, too. At first, there was a slight disco effect, but oddly, it went away.
Overall, great service from Nick, great product; I'm very happy with it.
|03-25-2013 12:35 AM|
Originally Posted by starquestMM View Post
A CRI of 98
|03-25-2013 12:24 AM|
Neat idea. It is fun to play with the calculator, I maxed the CRI all the way to 97.
|03-24-2013 08:33 PM|
|denske||What angle on the LEDs to you get with the one you got the par data from? Im thinking about ordering one this week.|
|03-01-2013 09:21 PM|
Originally Posted by minicrazy592 View Post
|03-01-2013 05:32 PM|
Re: Who's heard of buildmyled.com?
Originally Posted by FrenchFry View Post
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|03-01-2013 05:21 PM|
For anyone who has just one of these suspended over the middle of your tanks, would you mind sharing whether you have a good spread of light front to back (at all aquarium heights)? It seems like with just one strip one might end up with high PAR in the middle but low par in the front and back at the substrate level.
How does one of these planted fixtures compare in PAR to the finnex Ray 2?
|03-01-2013 07:39 AM|
Originally Posted by Pix4c View Post
|03-01-2013 02:08 AM|
Originally Posted by Steve001 View Post
and just for the heck of it a CRI93
The problem, of course, is that I have no idea whether this is better or even as good for aquarium plants as the CRI 74 preconfigured setup they have.
I seem to recall a page that showed what light worked with plants but I can't find it.
|02-28-2013 11:28 PM|
|Pix4c||Do these lights put out any shimmer, I have the 48" finnex ray 2 on my 75 and I get no shimmer very disappointing|
|02-28-2013 10:44 PM|
|Kudaria||Interesting light, but so much PAR. I wonder if I could make one that would give about 100 PAR at substrate level and then mix it with a dimmer. That way you could move between a low tech and high tech setup without having to change out your light. Just increase the intensity.|
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