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Old 02-15-2012, 01:18 PM
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Looking @ Lighting

Dealing with heat issues and bulb changes are the reason(s) I am not looking at t5 lighting or metal halide.
I want to delve into LEDS. Since I will be cycling my tank starting in 2 weeks I still have over a month before I needthe lights but I want to sort out my choices now. My Issues are as follow:

Radion
I want these due to full spectrum. Have not purchased because I do not believe one unit will cover 36x18x18. Requiring two units has a large price tag of $1500
AI Sol
I really was set on using 2 Nano Sol Blue's but still get hung up because it is only 3 colors. They fit by budget and I can have them in 3 days if I need them. Full spectrum is the killer here at the moment. Can I overcome it?
AI Vega
According to an email exchange I had with AI these will still only have white, blue, royal blue and they will not be available now till Mid 2012 and not March.
DIY
Would need to find a "kit" that has full spectrum and will properly cover 36x18x18 and be controllable / dimable.



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Old 02-15-2012, 06:19 PM
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i dont think the AI nanos will be enoughto cover a 50g. You might need the bigger AI lights.

I think you should do a DIY by using T5s and LEDS... Just my thought.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:18 AM
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i dont think the AI nanos will be enoughto cover a 50g. You might need the bigger AI lights.

I think you should do a DIY by using T5s and LEDS... Just my thought.
I had a typo above. I meant the AI sol's and not the AI nano's.

I am also looking at Kessil lights, what has the experience been with those?
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:55 PM
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I cannot find the a 50g breeder or similar like I have 36x18x18 with a single radion mounted.
I did find
http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/inde...owtopic=289626

that is over a 75gallon tank.

*While he will have serious corner darkness it gives me hope that with 12 less inches of width I may be able to get away with 1 Radion.......................if you find a 3 foot tank with 1 Radion please let me know! *I am ok with having any SPS within the middle 2 feet of the tank and 6 inches on each side placing zoa's and other corals where there is less light. *I am also OK with mounting the single rarion 10 inches AWL to achieve this.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:01 AM
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I still say DIY combo. I just think with a radion you might have to end up limiting yourself on coral placement on your real estate.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:28 PM
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I just got offered a set of 2 AI Sol blue's that are 4 months old with controller and rails for $600. What to do !?
I just gotta wait till Wednesday and look at both again side by side with controllers in hand at the LFS.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:37 PM
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Hey thats a sweat deal!! If u need wanna know gow they look check out cancervero's tank. He's got them in a 57 rimless. People love those lights.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:39 PM
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Btw ask for the proof of purchase so that u can use it incase u need the warantee
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:03 AM
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Thanks I am still not sure yet but I will seek cancervero's pics.
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:12 AM
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i have 2 on my 57 also check out my tank thread of my 57 gallon
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