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14k 120w

 

5 units.

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n0rk

Niiiiiiiice. That's gonna be bright as hell! omgomgomg

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calvin415

Woo Hoo!!! I have tracking numbers!!! ETA is Friday!

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nanoreef-R
omgomgomg:happydance: Keep us updated!

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calvin415

Out for Delivery!!!

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calvin415

Delivered!!!! These baby's rock! I'm working on a new canopy and a unique mounting system, but I'll post pics as soon as I can.

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sammy113

Where are the picturessssss!?!?!?!!? :lol:

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davidr2340

HURRY!!! omgomgomg omgomgomg omgomgomg omgomgomg

 

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n0rk

I'm interested to hear your thoughts and to see what it looks like, Calvin. If it's positive I may just bite the bullet...

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Gomojoe

Eric,

Are you going to get the PAR meter to check out what your getting? I'm curious cause those lights do look super bright!

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calvin415

Well I still have the new canopy to build but I love these lights! David I hope to do a PAR test asap, just have to find out who has the meter. I'll post some pics when I do the PAR tests.

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calvin415

Still waiting to get the club PAR meter, but in the mean time I did some LUX tests...

 

I'm pulling 28000 LUX 10" off the sandbed and 11,600 LUX on the sandbed, 1' below the water it's 55,000 LUX!. That's shining the LED's through a dirty 1/2" acrylic brace to hold the LED fixture until the new canopy can be built.

 

I read somewhere that an estimate for PAR is take lux/44 which give me 1250 1" below the surface about 635 at the top of the rocks, and 260 on the sandbed. Not bad at all!

 

We'll see how close that calculation is on Wednesday.

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n0rk

Now those are some encouraging figures, man. Can't wait to see the true PAR values!

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calvin415

PAR Values are in!!!!

 

Here's an un-adjusted pic just to show you how much blue is in these fixtures.

 

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And here with an adjusted white balance...

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And here are the Par Ratings through the acrylic brace. Once I have a mounting solution they will be raised an inch or two.

 

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Those numbers if they are tough to read, they are 1600, 500, 450, and 290. :D

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disaster999

FTSSSSSSSSSSS

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calvin415

Tank is too wide for a FTS, you can't see anything...

 

Here are a few close up's of some of the corals you've seen and a few you haven't...

 

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Acan eating a shrimp molt...

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birch

Hey, new pictures! Looks awesome man!

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JKUNZ

Awesome. I've been researching replacing my HQI's with LEDS. I'll be keeping an eye on how yours develops! :)

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fewskillz

That's some serious PAR output. Congrats Eric. Good choice in light. FTV? full-tank-video?!?! :D

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calvin415
Hey, new pictures! Looks awesome man!

 

Thanks!

 

Awesome. I've been researching replacing my HQI's with LEDS. I'll be keeping an eye on how yours develops! :)

 

I'll keep testing these, and see how things develop... So far I love the lack of heat, and the open look! I can actually look down into my tank again!!!

 

That's some serious PAR output. Congrats Eric. Good choice in light. FTV? full-tank-video?!?! :D

 

Thanks! The Video's can't adjust for white balance so I don't like them, but I'll work on it as soon as I have the pendants mounted. I have an idea on how to do it, just have to find the materials.

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n0rk

Holy cow, those numbers are HUGE! Looks awesome :)

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calvin415

Thanks! While the spread looks good, the PAR numbers between the pendants isn't crazy so I'll retest once I raise them a little (mounted) and if they are still a little low, I'm going to add 1 more.

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polarblair2000
Tank is too wide for a FTS, you can't see anything...

 

Do you have photoshop? (Or something similar) If you do, you could take a panoramic shot and stitch them together for a FTS :D

 

I think a Panoramic FTS would look amazing!!!

 

BTW I love your tank. Would love to do something like this later on :)

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Marteen

What kind of par are you shooting for at sand level? If you leave some low par areas between the rocks you could keep some of those deepwater zoas and sun corals or gorgs in those places.

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calvin415
Do you have photoshop? (Or something similar) If you do, you could take a panoramic shot and stitch them together for a FTS :D

 

I think a Panoramic FTS would look amazing!!!

 

BTW I love your tank. Would love to do something like this later on :)

 

Yes I have software but it's tough because there is no background and the stitching gets messed up due to the see through look of the tank. Takes 2 people 1 to shoot the other to hold up a block.

 

Not impossible but have many more time requiring tasks right now.

 

What kind of par are you shooting for at sand level? If you leave some low par areas between the rocks you could keep some of those deepwater zoas and sun corals or gorgs in those places.

 

No goal in mind, but zoo's are not the focus so I'm after consistent high light throughout.

 

 

Ordered some equipment for mounting the LEDs hope fully I can get started next week sometime.

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