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SpecialEffect 12-09-2012 09:18 PM

Maxspect razor 160W
 
Im planning go get this for my 48g aquarium... Any one have it? Also any diferet suggestions?

http://www.saltysupply.com/Maxspect-...I-p/ms1149.htm

UPDATE

I went out and baught it. I'm in love lol.
I played with the settings and they go,

Remmeber from the start point to the end point it slowly rises to that %..

8am - 2pm: 1-5% both channels

2pm - 4pm: 5-50% both channels

4pm - 7pm: 50-100% both channels

7pm-10pm: 100-100% both channels

10pm-1130pm: 100-1% channel b (blue/warm light aka moon light)

1130-8am: 1%

Basically i have a "true" light period of 9 hours.

The second i had the settings right it was at the 100% setting and instantly i had pearling going on everywhere... first time this has happened!

Better pictures when i have access to a dslr!
These pictures dont even nearly show you how nice and alive these plants look now. its insane.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...K/IMG_2933.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...K/IMG_2937.jpg

Green_Flash 12-09-2012 09:22 PM

it looks nice, is it dimmable? or can you change the spectrum color?

those are two key LED features to have. also maybe a radion or keisell amazon?

SpecialEffect 12-09-2012 09:25 PM

Dimmable yes. Because you can set different light % on a timed 6 point schedual... 20% every 2 hours etc etc.

Changing the color of the LEDs i believe not... I saw it at my LFS and fell inlove... But at 620$ with tax makes me think twice haha... But maybe its worth it considering my curent light setup melted.

pwolfe 12-09-2012 09:26 PM

supposedly there is an 8000k kit coming soon. you might wanna wait.

pwolfe 12-09-2012 09:27 PM

razor 8000k

SpecialEffect 12-09-2012 10:05 PM

But the light fixture has 12 8000k leds.
Then has 6 3000k leds....
What is the 8000 model going to have? And any idea when its coming out? Looking for a quick replacement lol



A

Cree XLamp® XT-E

12

382 lm @ 1300mA

Cool White

8000K

Cree XLamp® XT-E



6

294 lm @ 1300mA

Warm White

3000K

B

Cree XLamp® XP-E

9

63 lm @ 860mA

Blue

465-485nm

Cree XLamp® XT-E

6

1520mW @ 1300mA

Royal Blue

450-465nm

Epileds Dual-Core

6

1100mW @ 1300mA

Super Actinic

410-420nm

james1542 12-09-2012 11:25 PM

Looks pretty fancy. Having your lights auto dim is cool but really doesn't do anything Useful for your tank. Just get a metal halide if you want your lights to come on gradually! You could get a 150W HQI for maybe $100 that would probably be just as bright as this thing. But if your 48 is a freshwater planted tank, you would never need a 160w led.. This would be more for growing SPS corals.

SpecialEffect 12-10-2012 02:40 AM

Does metal halides use so much electricity and the bulbs are $$$... I really like this kit though

oldpunk78 12-10-2012 05:14 AM

I would pass. If you're going to go led, you should find a fixture that's intended for a planted tank. You don't need 90% of those blues. Or at least look for one that has some other leds involved like red and cyan.

I dunno, I guess some people dig the blue look.

minicrazy592 12-10-2012 07:03 AM

Take a look at buildmyled.com if you're looking at LED fixtures.

SpecialEffect 12-10-2012 09:39 AM

The 8000k makes
More sence i just need to find it... How are these colors?
I looked at buildmyled.com kit... Looks good... I was just looking for asthetics also.
The razor matches with my stone wall

A
Cree XLamp® XT-E
2
382 lm @ 1300mA
Cool White
8000K

Cree XLamp® XT-E
4
294 lm @ 1300mA
Warm White
3000K

B
Cree XLamp® XP-E
3
63 lm @ 860mA
Blue
465-485nm

Cree XLamp® XT-E
4
382 lm @ 1300mA
Cool White
8000K

SpecialEffect 12-10-2012 01:30 PM

Jusy to confirm my LFS actualy
Has the 8000k setting... Should i get the 120 or the 160? Price difference of ~100$... I was thinking 160W and then just dimming it.

TexasCichlid 12-10-2012 02:04 PM

What are you wanting to grow that requires so much light? This a 48gallon farm tank with some sort of unusual plant that needs it?

Steve001 12-10-2012 02:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpecialEffect (Post 2104576)
Im planning go get this for my 48g aquarium... Any one have it? Also any diferet suggestions?

http://www.saltysupply.com/Maxspect-...I-p/ms1149.htm

Here you can build a custom led light fixture
http://buildmyled.com/custom-led-strip/

As another poster said you don't need all the blue leds you have listed.
Configured right you can achieve very good PAR and a Coloring Rendering Index of 98. Sunlight = 100 See this thread http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=198196

TexasCichlid 12-10-2012 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve001 (Post 2105285)
Here you can build a custom led light fixture
http://buildmyled.com/custom-led-strip/

As another poster said you don't need all the blue leds you have listed.
Configured right you can achieve very good PAR and a Coloring Rendering Index of 98. Sunlight = 100 See this thread http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=198196

Has anyone measured the PAR from these fixtures yet? They seem interesting but I've not seen a thread showing growth, PAR or anything yet. Lots of CRI data, which is cool, though.


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