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Forum: Lighting 09-20-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,919
Posted By bhazard451
I actually have it. It's a massive pain in the...

I actually have it. It's a massive pain in the ass to program, and nowhere near as intuitive as having a remote. No dynamic modes either.
Forum: Lighting 09-18-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,919
Posted By bhazard451
I have the Beamswork on one channel, and an RGB...

I have the Beamswork on one channel, and an RGB strip on the other. I use a 12v 10amp power supply.

If you want color control on the RGB strip, those controllers it comes with needs to be attached...
Forum: Lighting 09-10-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,164
Posted By bhazard451
I actually was inspired by you and a few others...

I actually was inspired by you and a few others to modify my 30" Beamswork 55W fixture by adding a few RGB strips. It was extremely simple, and I have mimicked an Ecoxotic E-Series with a more...
Forum: Lighting 08-21-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By bhazard451
If they learn from this and create something...

If they learn from this and create something better, than that's a good thing.

For right now though, an Ecoxotic E-Series is far more attractive at the same wattage for less money.

This...
Forum: Lighting 08-20-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By bhazard451
It's a nice start, but only good for a small nano...

It's a nice start, but only good for a small nano reef tank. Those models won't work well for a planted tank.
Forum: Lighting 08-19-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 20,539
Posted By bhazard451
Just ordered. I figured my Frankenlight with...

Just ordered.

I figured my Frankenlight with the Beamswork 30" fixture, Ebay Sunsetter + RGB led strip was coming out to $100+ anyway. The E-series would have better resale.

I'll try to compare...
Forum: Lighting 08-15-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,108
Posted By bhazard451
This is a completely ignorant statement. There...

This is a completely ignorant statement. There are many affordable setups that work just as good or better than the "expensive" ones. People don't want to invest the time in learning about a new...
Forum: Lighting 07-29-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By bhazard451
I love my .5W Beamswork. The Current Ramp Timer...

I love my .5W Beamswork. The Current Ramp Timer Pro works on it too.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-29-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By bhazard451
I use Jebao RW wavemakers in my reef and planted...

I use Jebao RW wavemakers in my reef and planted tank. They move a TON of water, are adjustable, and are very affordable. In the planted tank I have it on the lowest setting.
...
Forum: Lighting 07-24-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By bhazard451
Output is way too low to grow anything other than...

Output is way too low to grow anything other than low light plants.
Forum: Lighting 07-22-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,919
Posted By bhazard451
Normally Violets require the most vf, running...

Normally Violets require the most vf, running near 3.8 at full blast. Reds usually around 2.0, Cyans around 3.0, Blues and Whites ~3.5 in these epistar type chips
Forum: Lighting 07-22-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,919
Posted By bhazard451
3W led chips, not SMD, but yes there has to be...

3W led chips, not SMD, but yes there has to be some resistor work in there.
Forum: Lighting 07-21-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,919
Posted By bhazard451
I like that idea. Let's go over it again. ...

I like that idea. Let's go over it again.

Depending on the size the numbers would change, but:

Channel 1: All warm whites and 2 reds (or 4, 6, etc for bigger strips)
Channel 2: 6500-7000K...
Forum: Lighting 07-21-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By bhazard451
The Ecoxotic and Current simply don't have enough...

The Ecoxotic and Current simply don't have enough power to grow demanding plants.
Forum: Lighting 07-21-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,919
Posted By bhazard451
Check the VTK page. The bar for my tank would be...

Check the VTK page. The bar for my tank would be $36 + DHL $25 shipping.

The default layout would be awful, but a few more 6500Ks, a red, and a blue/purple or two could look pretty sweet.

For a...
Forum: Lighting 07-21-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,919
Posted By bhazard451
Cloud cover (1 channel, hard to see, watch the...

Cloud cover (1 channel, hard to see, watch the wall)
http://youtu.be/FYD7s0oDfIU

Thunderstorm (1 channel)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok0B_k1SZ2Q

Bump:

They do sell a high wattage...
Forum: Lighting 07-21-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,919
Posted By bhazard451
The "Sunsetter controller" on ebay works the same...

The "Sunsetter controller" on ebay works the same and is cheaper. It's very similar to the Current Ramp Pro. It can be had for $50, or ~$30 as part of a bundle with one of the sellers led fixtures.
Forum: Lighting 07-21-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,179
Posted By bhazard451
I had it before I downgraded a bit on my 23...

I had it before I downgraded a bit on my 23 gallon tank. It's a beast, but make sure you install the fans or it will get very hot.

It has a very good chance of working with the Current Ramp Timer...
Forum: Lighting 07-21-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,919
Posted By bhazard451
Ramp Timer Pro works on Beamswork LED fixtures!

Just got one in (Sunsetter on ebay) and it works 100%.

The Current/Ecoxotic/Sunsetter timers work great on my Beamswork 30" .5W led 55W light which was $45. This is much more powerful than the...
Forum: Lighting 07-13-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By bhazard451
Out of the box at full power, no. They have far...

Out of the box at full power, no. They have far too much blue at full blast and would look like 16000K.

If you turn down the blue channel or replace some leds however, you could easily make a...
Forum: Lighting 07-13-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By bhazard451
High Powered Current/Ecoxotic LED alternative

I happened to make a nice find tonight that may help some of us.

Some of us need more power than what the Current/Ecoxotic full spectrum models provide, but want the features they have.
...
Forum: Lighting 07-13-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,115
Posted By bhazard451
I bought the DSUNY and I'm not impressed. They...

I bought the DSUNY and I'm not impressed. They put red and green on the blue channel, making sunset/moonlight timing look like a red/green/blue disco. The mounting kit looks cheap, and the controller...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By bhazard451
That's exactly what it's doing. It provides a...

That's exactly what it's doing. It provides a nice gentle flow that starts/stops in "C" mode anywhere from 1-30 seconds at a time at the lowest intensity setting. The other modes like the "random"...
Forum: Lighting 07-12-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,355
Posted By bhazard451
Yes, but for coral. If you aren't careful,...

Yes, but for coral.

If you aren't careful, too much red and too many nutrients can turn your tank into an algae farm, planted or reef.

A Radion is overkill for a planted tank.
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By bhazard451
I lowered mine to 18v on a universal laptop power...

I lowered mine to 18v on a universal laptop power supply and lowest intensity on the controller, but it works very well in my planted tank that way. It also takes up less space than the Koralia Nano....
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