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Aqua Illuminations Club

I have seen some other clubs out there and after doing some digging I didn’t see any clubs for AI LEDS. I just wanted to through this out there for anyone that may have any Aqua Illumination led’s or would just want to chime in about them. PICS are always welcome and encouraged!!!

I also wanted to say that I am NOT affiliated with Aqua Illuminations. I just really like there Products!

Ill kick things off…

I had a 45g cube setup from Marineland with the AI SOL BLUE LED’s and controller. This was a incredible light! I just sold the old setup and now am going with a 120G Marineland setup and I have 3 SOL BLUES to light this big boy up. There is a new fixture called the VEGA and it should be released very soon. Just a waiting game now… The SOLs are going to sell for $400 and the Vega will sell for $500.

OLD 45g Setup with the AI SOL BLUE
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Here is a list of the current members as of 3/09/2012. Click on the members name to see there builds with Aqua Illumination lights!

Saltwatercoral Old setup 1 SOL
$ Pit 3 Black SOL BLUE'S
SouthFlorida_TRON 1 SOL BioCube14 (Retired)
SouthFlorida_TRON 1 SOL Custom Rimless Pico
Adam_T 1 NANO
ajgouty 1 SOL
Naturalreef 1 NANO
CruzH20polo 2 SOL
Wolfador 1 NANO
Karisma 1 NANO
Calvin415 1 SOL
tristanschlueter 1 SOL
jacobnano 1 SOL
William 1 SOL
rbaby 1 NANO
TheMac86 1 SOL
Misfortune 1 NANO
ayobreezie 1 NANO
JDK 1 NANO
pschom 1 SOL
rrcg50 2 SOL
james.tsai 1 SOL
sammer 1 NANO
SynRG 1 NANO
summitwynds 2 SOL over 75 + 1 NANO over 5.5
JNA_DESIGN 1 SOL
10gnano 1 SOL
p-daddy 1 SOL over 50 and 1 NANO over BC
tpallas 1 SOL
ermartin 2 SOL BLUE (BLACK VER)
CONSTANTNE 2 SOL BLUE
fishinmonkey 1 SOL BLUE (BLACK VER)
acropora1981 1 SOL BLUE
alaskan84 2 SOL BLUES
reefkeeper2 12 SOL BLUES
DreTheReefer 1 SOL BLUE
rbokros 1 NANO BLUE
vyky 2 SOL BLUES
Trainer262 1 BLACK AND BLUE SOL
spanko 1 SOL BLUE
chadfarmer 5 SOL BLUES
lkoechle 1 SOL BLUE
hecsrt-4 1 SOL BLUE
AustinV90 1 SOL BLUE
mavjoy 1 SOL BLUE
gupebreedr 2 SOL BLUES
unhandleable 1 NANO BLUE
Hognoxious 1 NANO BLUE
jmifland 2 NANO BLUES
jaysauce 2 NANO BLUES
415 reefer 2 NANO BLUES
ArloGut 1 NANO BLUE
Raphael Bonzanini 4 SOL BLUES
Raphael Bonzanini 1 NANO BLUE
mic209 1 NANO BLUE
mpsti05 1 SOL BLUE
joshclovis 1 NANO BLUE
gmod 1 SOL BLUE
chadti99 1 NANO BLUE
leicalux 1 NANO BLUE
wyattroa 1 SOL BLUE
nickfd3s 1 NANO BLUE
Chris George 1 SOL BLUE
Allenmay8 1 NANO BLUE
reesestewww 1 NANO BLUE
Authentic 1 NANO BLUE
jbb_00 1 NANO BLUE
cityhunter 1 NANO BLUE
xenon 1 NANO BLUE
HDreef 1 SOL BLUE
Flexin5 1 SOL BLUE
noob-reefer 1 SOL BLUE
liohoug 1 NANO BLUE
Chris George 1 SOL BLUE
leicalux 1NANO BLUE

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AI's codename: "Phoenix" fixtures
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Honestly wasn't too impressed with the AI Nano... Hope the Phoenix can come through but I'm skeptical.

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An older shot but you get the idea :ninja:

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Here is what I know about the new unit as of now. The new AI LED light is thinner than the old Sol, it uses the same Cree XM-L and dual blue color LED cluster as the AI Nano and it is wirelessly controlled. AI’s newest LED light will be controlled by a separate black-box controller which will have a web interface, and it will be able to control up to 30, individually addressable wireless AI LED lights.

The AI Sol “Phoenix” consumes about 75 watts of power and it will be available sometime in the fall for $499. You read that right, the newest and most capable light AI has ever made will be cheaper than its predecessor, the AI Sol, which will drop to $399 and the AI Nano will also drop down to $299. AquaIllumination has yet to firm up a name for the new LED light and a contest will be held in the future to come up with a real name for it. Finally, existing owners of Sol LEDs will be able to upgrade their fixtures to the same undercarriage of new LEDs, lenses and wifi module for an undetermined price. Stay tuned for a lot more forthcoming details about the whole ecosystem of AI LED lighting products.



WOW!!! Nice looking tank! Man I love them AI's!!!

An older shot but you get the idea :ninja:

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WOW, real NICE setup, I love them AI's!!! :D
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3 X Black Aqua Illumination SOL Blue's
Eshopps RS-200 Sump
1 Koralia 1400 gph Wave Pump
1 MP40wEs
Reef Octopus OCTX-200XS
MaxPure MPDI RO-DI 90GPD
950 GPH water Pump
Reef Keeper Elite with Net

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Thx, can't wait to upgrade!

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Elos Mini 20 Gallon Cube (17x17x16) w/ AI Nano (Cool White Version)

Personally, I cannot stand the Icy Blue hue that the AI LED's give out (or any LED light that is), but I buy them due to not requiring a chiller and lowering the electric bill. I WILL, however, most likely fall in love with the AI Nano once the "Warm White" version comes out...which is supposed to simulate a 14-20k Metal Halide look (which is to die for!). Hopefully it will come out soon.

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Elos Mini 20 Gallon Cube (17x17x16) w/ AI Nano (Cool White Version)

Personally, I cannot stand the Icy Blue hue that the AI LED's give out (or any LED light that is), but I buy them due to not requiring a chiller and lowering the electric bill. I WILL, however, most likely fall in love with the AI Nano once the "Warm White" version comes out...which is supposed to simulate a 14-20k Metal Halide look (which is to die for!). Hopefully it will come out soon.

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Nice tank, like to corals to.

PS: Side note do you always keep your baseball bat close to your door? Paranoid are we? LOL
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Marineland (48x24x24) Tank (120 gallon)
Monterey Stand and Canopie (black)
3 X Black Aqua Illumination SOL Blue's
Eshopps RS-200 Sump
1 Koralia 1400 gph Wave Pump
1 MP40wEs
Reef Octopus OCTX-200XS
MaxPure MPDI RO-DI 90GPD
950 GPH water Pump
Reef Keeper Elite with Net

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my current setup LOVE AIs products

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Add me to the club....I have had the SOL Blue and the Nano and think AI makes an incredible product! I am transferring everything over to my Biocube 29 AI Nano with BRS Pukani live rock just about cycled coming from a JBJ nanocube led pro. The Nano is one sleek light and the controller makes a perfect companion. Easily the best money spent on my tank. The nano XM-L's are mega bright and provide great spread. Sorry for the bad pictures, very hard to capture the way it

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This is a cell phone fts of my 20L powered by two AI sol blues, ill update the pic with a better one when I can

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All the tanks here look real nice with the Sols and Nano's! True, it is so hard to get the true color of the blue from the leds but its so fun to customize the different sunrise, mid day, sun set and night light settings. Lets not forget the Thunder Storm mode either!

Does any one have the thunder Storm modes enabled on there tanks? :huh:

Also what does everyone use for ther light settings throughout the day? :huh:
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Monterey Stand and Canopie (black)
3 X Black Aqua Illumination SOL Blue's
Eshopps RS-200 Sump
1 Koralia 1400 gph Wave Pump
1 MP40wEs
Reef Octopus OCTX-200XS
MaxPure MPDI RO-DI 90GPD
950 GPH water Pump
Reef Keeper Elite with Net

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I have thunderstorms enabled @ 20 percent chance of one per day. I'm always experimenting with the colors:). As of right now everything is separated by 10% from lowest( white) to highest (royal blue) I.e. 30/40/50. Trying to find the settings that Roberto_lopes on reefcentral has his SOL blues at. His color on his 300+ sps system is AMAZING ! Keep the posts coming and share your settings and pics folks. Thanks!



All the tanks here look real nice with the Sols and Nano's! True, it is so hard to get the true color of the blue from the leds but its so fun to customize the different sunrise, mid day, sun set and night light settings. Lets not forget the Thunder Storm mode either!

Does any one have the thunder Storm modes enabled on there tanks? :huh:

Also what does everyone use for ther light settings throughout the day? :huh:



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Okay, let's to it!


Tank: Elos Mini
-20 gallons
-17x17x16
-17lb Live-Rock in display
-Mixed reef (SPS, LPS, Softies)

Flow: Vortech MP10ES

Lighting: AI Nano
-2 Cree XM-L Cool White
-4 Cree XP-E Blue
-4 Cree XP-E Royal Blue
-Mix between 40/70 degree optics

PAR Meter Used: Apogee QMSS

Here are the measurements:


NOTE: 2'' is out of water, 4'' is AT water level, 6'' is 2'' below water and on...


25% on all 3 colors, measured under the CENTER of fixture
-2'' below fixture: 1700
-4'' below fixture: 375
-6'' below fixture: 100

50% on all 3 colors, measured under the CENTER of fixture
-2'' below fixture: 2000+ (meter doesn't go higher)
-4'' below fixture: 700
-6'' below fixture: 300
-8'' below fixture: 200
-14'' below fixture: 77
-18'' below fixture: 50

50% on all 4 colors, measured at the SIDES of the tank
-4'' between: 25-32
-6'' between: 60-68
-8'' between: 69-83
-10'' between: 48-54
-14'' between: 40-47
-18'' between: 39-43

75% on all 3 colors, measured under the CENTER of fixture
-2'' below fixture: 2000+
-4'' below fixture: 850
-6'' below fixture: 530
-8'' below fixture: 437
-10'' below fixture: 359
-12'' below fixture: 181
-18'' below fixture: 69

75% on all 3 colors, measured at the SIDES of the tank
-6'' between: 87-90
-8'' between: 156-179
-18'' between: 51-58

100% on all 3 colors, measured under the center of the fixture
-2'' below fixture: 2000+
-4'' below fixture: 1339
-6'' below fixture: 622
-8'' below fixture: 469
-10'' below fixture: 301
-12" below fixture: 169
-18'' below fixture: 107

100% on all 3 colors, measured at the SIDES of the tank
-8'' between: 198-205
-10'' between: 141-163
-18'' between: 88-94




REVIEW:

I like the AI Nano for many reasons. The build is very small and sleek, and there is no extra "parts" or "spaces" that are just...."there". Ya know? It is only as big as it needs to be to house all the LED's, fans, driver...etc. TINY! I also like how you get 3 color choices and you can set the values of each one of them to get the exact color you want. The mounting arm is rather cheap looking...but seeing that it is black, you can barely even see it when it is on your tank. There is only 1 wire (2 if you have the controller) and it gets tucked nicely within the arm mount so you see no wires. The fan is quiet as can be and comes on automatically when a certain temperature has been reached. I have had my LED's set up to around 45% and the fan has yet to come on...great little fella! The PAR levels will differ in everyones tank based on flow...I am using a Vortech MP10ES that blows in the center of the tank (where I was taking measurements), and it was on pretty high as well. Overall...I really enjoy the lighting. I wouldn't put this over anything bigger than a 18x18 cube tank.


Lighting Cycle:

Dawn: 11:55am w/ a 30 minute ramp
White: 25
Blue: 40
Royal Blue: 40

Daytime: 1:55pm w/ 180 minute ramp
White: 65
Blue: 80
Royal Blue: 75

Daytime 2: 6:45pm w/ 15 minute ramp time
White: 80
Blue: 75
Royal Blue: 60

Daytime 3: 8:00pm w/ 15 minute ramp time
White: 60
Blue: 80
Royal Blue: 75

Dusk: 9:55pm w/ 60 minute reverse ramp time
White: 0
Blue: 10
Royal Blue: 10

Nighttime: 10:55pm w/ 0 ramp time and lunar cycle on (changes between 0 and max numbers below given the specific day of the week/month)
White: 4 (max)
Blue: 5 (max)
Royal Blue: 3 (max)


I have Thunderstorms set up for 1 storm per day and 40% chance.

Edited by Adam_T, 23 October 2011 - 02:27 PM.


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Alright, stupid question about to be asked... When I post a pic it shows it all small and it makes it smaller than it actualy is, but I see others post pics at a larger size. I want to post more pics but not how I'm currently doing it. What am I doing wrong???
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Monterey Stand and Canopie (black)
3 X Black Aqua Illumination SOL Blue's
Eshopps RS-200 Sump
1 Koralia 1400 gph Wave Pump
1 MP40wEs
Reef Octopus OCTX-200XS
MaxPure MPDI RO-DI 90GPD
950 GPH water Pump
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20/50/50 @ 60min for 2 hours
40/90/90 @ 60min for 4 hours
25/50/50 @ 60 min for 2 hours
0/1/0 @ 30 min for additional 5 hours as moonlight effect

White/blue/royal


& yes, thunderstorms on with 18% chance @ 1 per day, but really its like one every week or two

Edited by SouthFlorida_Tron, 18 October 2011 - 03:03 PM.

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Ai Nano over my 10G
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Adam_T: all I got to say is wow! You really have this pinpointed down to an art! This is what need to do. Do u off lessons? Lol. Great job

Adam_T: all I got to say is wow! You really have this pinpointed down to an art! This is what need to do. Do u off lessons? Lol. Great job
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$ PIT:
Marineland (48x24x24) Tank (120 gallon)
Monterey Stand and Canopie (black)
3 X Black Aqua Illumination SOL Blue's
Eshopps RS-200 Sump
1 Koralia 1400 gph Wave Pump
1 MP40wEs
Reef Octopus OCTX-200XS
MaxPure MPDI RO-DI 90GPD
950 GPH water Pump
Reef Keeper Elite with Net

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Ai Nano over my 10G
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I like your Rock Scape! The shadowing on the outside edges looks cool!
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Marineland (48x24x24) Tank (120 gallon)
Monterey Stand and Canopie (black)
3 X Black Aqua Illumination SOL Blue's
Eshopps RS-200 Sump
1 Koralia 1400 gph Wave Pump
1 MP40wEs
Reef Octopus OCTX-200XS
MaxPure MPDI RO-DI 90GPD
950 GPH water Pump
Reef Keeper Elite with Net

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Here are some more pics on the new Codename "Phoenix"

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Marineland (48x24x24) Tank (120 gallon)
Monterey Stand and Canopie (black)
3 X Black Aqua Illumination SOL Blue's
Eshopps RS-200 Sump
1 Koralia 1400 gph Wave Pump
1 MP40wEs
Reef Octopus OCTX-200XS
MaxPure MPDI RO-DI 90GPD
950 GPH water Pump
Reef Keeper Elite with Net

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Count me in :P

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SOL Blue here...

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great top down pic!!!!
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Cruz's Cube dried up

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I love the tank calvin415, very clean! I too with be joining the Aquatic Illumination club, I'm going with the Sol Blue over my 20H.

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One more for kicks to keep up with Calvin :P

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