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Old 02-28-2013, 08:56 PM   #16
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Interesting. I would think it would have to be in stupid amounts to do any difference.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:44 PM   #17
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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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Old 02-28-2013, 10:28 PM   #18
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Do these lights put out any shimmer, I have the 48" finnex ray 2 on my 75 and I get no shimmer very disappointing
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:08 AM   #19
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It is fun.

With this combo I get a CRI of 91
525nm Green
525nm Green
730nm Far-IR
5000K
6500K
5000K
5000K
6500K
590nm Amber
5700K
660nm Deep Red
6500K
470nm Blue
6500K
625nm Red
Yes, it is fun. I'm not sure this is actually better but here is a CRI 92.


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.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:39 AM   #20
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Do these lights put out any shimmer, I have the 48" finnex ray 2 on my 75 and I get no shimmer very disappointing
You need water movement on the surface of the water to get shimmer.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:21 PM   #21
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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?
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:32 PM   #22
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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?
Don't forget to take the angle into consideration.

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Old 03-01-2013, 08:21 PM   #23
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You need water movement on the surface of the water to get shimmer.
I have a spraybar so I have a lot of surface movement
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:33 PM   #24
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What angle on the LEDs to you get with the one you got the par data from? Im thinking about ordering one this week.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:24 PM   #25
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Neat idea. It is fun to play with the calculator, I maxed the CRI all the way to 97.

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Old 03-24-2013, 11:35 PM   #26
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Neat idea. It is fun to play with the calculator, I maxed the CRI all the way to 97.

A CRI of 98
  • 5700K
  • 5000K
  • 6500K
  • 470nm Blue
  • 505nm Cyan
  • 505nm Cyan
  • 4500K
  • 3000K
  • 525nm Green
  • 525nm Green
  • 4000K
  • 5000K
  • 590nm Amber
  • 625nm Red
  • 590nm Amber
Adding in a yellow led might just max it to 100.

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Old 04-16-2013, 02:16 PM   #27
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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.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:28 PM   #28
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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.
Am sourcing my first planted tank and am very tempted to get one of these. What made you decide on this LED configuration? Is that the standard one they sell for planted tanks?
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:13 PM   #29
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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?
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:51 PM   #30
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Mine will ship this week been waiting since nov 17th , 60 inch 90 degree dutch planted with dimmer and all in black.
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