Using Hydra 26 HD Lights on a Planted Tank?? - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-07-2019, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 43
Using Hydra 26 HD Lights on a Planted Tank??

I have a chance to get an amazing deal on a Red Sea Max E 260. Tank comes with 2 Hydra HD 26 LEDs. My question is, can I just turn down the Blues and use these lights on a heavily planted tank or is it better to sell them off and get new lights?
Vadim Shevchuk is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-07-2019, 05:00 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: WI
Posts: 11,354
6 - Cree XP-G2 Cool White (> 70 CRI)
6 - Cree XT-E Royal Blue
6 - Cree XP-E2 Blue
2 - OSRAM OSLON Deep Red
2 - Cree XP-E2 Green
2 - SemiLED 415nm
2 - SemiLED 400nm

90W....

soooo Depending on taste you can probably use at least 50% of the output.. well you can use all but depends on ones "taste" in what the tank should look like..
Using evil bays sort of "appraisal service".. Used value is around $200

$400 and replacing it w/ 2 AI Prime Freshwaters (50W-ish) is sort of a PAR "break even" if one throttles down the blues on the Hydra..

Since AI Prime is coming out w/ new lights the current AI Prime fw is being discounted..
https://www.aquacave.com/aquaillumin...SABEgKjkvD_BwE
Should help pay for the mounts..

Back to the Hydra's
Should get a good, albiet slightly aqua tone out of all the diodes except both blues.
6 - Cree XP-G2 Cool White (> 70 CRI)
2 - OSRAM OSLON Deep Red
2 - Cree XP-E2 Green
2 - SemiLED 415nm
2 - SemiLED 400nm

Personal choice though..


AI-Primes FW are noted to be on the warmer side overall..

found this;

"A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure."

Last edited by jeffkrol; 11-07-2019 at 05:35 PM. Reason: edit
jeffkrol is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-07-2019, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 43
Hmmm, I might just have to risk it and see how much I like it. Currently on my other planted tank, I have a pair of Radion xr15. Love the programming, but on a 30"H tank they don't do a good job of hitting the substrate.
Vadim Shevchuk is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-07-2019, 09:59 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: WI
Posts: 11,354
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vadim Shevchuk View Post
Hmmm, I might just have to risk it and see how much I like it. Currently on my other planted tank, I have a pair of Radion xr15. Love the programming, but on a 30"H tank they don't do a good job of hitting the substrate.



Yea probably a good plan.....

"A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure."
jeffkrol is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome