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  1. Selling my 24'' Current Marine Orbit PRO VERSION. Used for 2 months, with blues @60%, whites @ 30% on my 20 long. I decided I missed the t5 & went back. This light does very well, all frags grew in size & colored up nicely. Im just old school I guess & missed my t5's. My next tank will be bigger so I have no use for this light. Comes w/ everything, ramp timer, remote, instructions, original box. $150 including shipping.
  2. Just ordered an AI Hydra 52 +HD for my upcoming Red Sea Reefer 170. I saw a lot of people using the Hydra 26 +HD or similar sized ones, but I decided to try to go a bit overkill just in case. Has anyone run this on a 24"x20"x20" tank? I'm hoping to get pretty high PAR numbers for SPS and maybe a clam. Also, Amazon possibly has a mistakenly priced AI Hydra 52 +HD in white right now that's only about $40 more than the 26. So I decided to jump on it. To be honest, I would have just gotten the 26 later this year, but this was too good to pass up on.
  3. Hey reefers!! I'm headed down the chaeto route and I'm looking for suggestions on an LED for healthy growing a Billiard size chaeto ball in a media basket on my all in one. I see the JBJ and IM options. Can I get away with less than $60 refugium light or are these the best options. Clearly these are just little fixtures with 4 leds, seeming like a 6500k intensity. I don't need it to come with a magnet as I'm just going to tape it to the outside of the aquarium. Are there any DIY battery powered "tap" lights or regular soft yellow leds that will keep the chaeto alive? It's hard to find a small enough one however I see this one on Amazon that seems like it would work but a reviewer said it wasn't helpful and killed off his chaeto. The space in the media basket is one approx. 4"x3" I'm thinking I won't need a specific intensity. Thoughts and suggestions welcome
  4. Lingwendil

    LED array design for freshwater?

    Originally posted on theplantedtank, but figured you guys might have some good input as well, so I figured I would ask here too. Hey guys, I'm setting up my first freshwater planted in a long time. I've kept some fresh before immensely over the years, but transitioned to reefing the last decade or so. I've decided to build my own pendant for my new (Amazon prime deal) Marineland portrait 5.5g setup. The tank measures (approximately) 9.5x8.5x16", so it wont take much to get some good light going on. I wanted to be able to adjust it up later if I ever get into anything higher light/advanced, but for now will likely do Java Fern, Anubias, Banana plant, Water sprite, and whatever else I can find that does well for me :wink2: So far I was thinking that a large CPU heatsink would be a decent pendant, and this would allow me to have a backup fan for summertime or high-intensity operation, but I intend to passively cool this setup ideally. I was thinking of a couple different setups, but either way the light would hang from 3-6" above the tank. Possible LED selection, keep in mind I'm a bit fuzzy on the state of freshwater lighting, last time I set up a planted tank PC Fluorescent was still the choice lighting!!! I would like to be able to have a nice range of adjustability, from a stark white to a deep blue. I will likely be using a Typhon or similar controller, still undecided. 2-4 channels possibly, but I'd likely do just fine with 2. Most likely will use LDD type drivers. I have ways of making by when I first build it up and test it out though. All on 3-up stars (separate wiring, and spread around for good mix) from stevesleds most likely, stars tightly spaced- 2x NW (5000k) 1x WW (3k) 1x RB (440nm?) 1x Lime 1x hyper violet I was thinking of possibly doing that, but adding the following as well- 1x NW (5000k) 1x CW (6500k) 1x B (460nm?) I like a nice crisp white, I despise the heavy yellow tint a lot of tanks end up with. I like a bit of blue too, but will tend towards more of a neutral tone to this little tank. Something like these are the look I'm after... I tried to do a ton of research, but since photobucket nuked the offsite links it's not that easy to find any pics of smaller buiids...
  5. Breaking down main tank. Newer model in excellent condition. Comes with 120 degree optics. Used for about a year on relatively low intensity for LPS tank. Comes with hanging kit, legs, and original box. Figured I would post here before I throw it up on eBay. $300 shipped in continental US. Contact me with phone # for pics.
  6. mckinleym

    Galaxyhydro LED Lights

    For a 10 gallon aquarium (20 inches long and 12 inches deep) would the galaxyhydro LED dimmable light be suitable for growing soft corals and LPS corals? Would it also be strong enough for SPS corals if I decide to try them in the future? Here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/Galaxyhydro-55x3w-Dimmable-Spectrum-Aquarium/dp/B00INM0J1M/ref=pd_sbs_199_3?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00INM0J1M&pd_rd_r=ZTGPB564VKVTSWYDYC85&pd_rd_w=Q8V5Q&pd_rd_wg=1MeCK&psc=1&refRID=ZTGPB564VKVTSWYDYC85 Any information on this light or any other light fixture that may be suitable for my tank is much appreciated, I am looking to make sure I get something to encourage coral growth and create a healthy environment for them to live in. Thanks a ton!
  7. For Sale: JBJ Nano-Cube with custom LED lighting, stand, heater, pump, and other misc. stuff. Lighting consists of 12 Cree XM-L U3 LEDs run at 1000mA each for a total output of about 5,500 lumens. While setup as a planted tank, this was more than enough for very light demanding plants and produced LOTS of pearling (I have a video showing streams of oxygen coming off plants). I have had this setup as both a planted tank and a reef tank and it worked perfect for both. Only issue with this is that the part of the hood that holds the little door on has chipped and so you can't flip it up and have it stay in place. It holds it fine while closed. Not noticeable if you aren't looking for it, but a minor inconvenience. Feel free to PM with questions. Local pickup in the Indianapolis IN area. $100
  8. Read disclaimer at the bottom. Most things will need a little cleaning. I'm breaking down my 28 gallon JBJ nano. Equipped with Jbj 28 nano cube hood with rapid led aurora puck with 4 drivers that are dimable( 0-10v) through the apex. Hood also has 4 fans and night lights. Led Drivers come with plugs that plug into the apex vdm( probably have to use apex to dim. Would need to buy 4 parts in you don't have an apex ). 375.00 dollars for entire hood with drivers and apex cords shipped. Good shape could use a good cleanig. The hood was upgraded 6 months ago. Ecosmart vortec has mp10 Es w (white controller). from 2011- 110.00 Needs cleaned but runs cool a quiet. Sat unused for almost 4 years. had it linked to the apex with the wxm. Apex lite with display, 8 outlet power bar,netgear wireless adapter, temp prob, ph probe.... ATTENTION!!!!!(display has some missing lines or rows of LEDs. Can still be controlled from display, setup on computer, and controlled from phone app)))))))275.00 OBO shipped. I have had this unit for several years without any problems. Neptune vdm-65$ Shipped Newest price, has the white label on the vdm controller Neptune wxm. 55$ Shipped Additional energy bar with 8 outlets105.00 shipped DIY breakout box. Has 6 female plug recepticles. 35$ Shipped It's very nice !! I used it for autotop off with the apex. Will include auto top off floats. All diy but very nice and perfect for the nano. The floats in the tank have dual float in case one went bad. Jbj Led refugium light-25$ upgraded filter box for the back of jbj. I think made by intank, llc. $35 shipped. WILL SELL EVERYTHING AT ONCE FOR 1000!! Shipping from Atlanta Georgia. Only take paypal. Most things will need cleaned
  9. taj0930

    Best T5 to supplement LED???

    Hey folks. Looking for some suggestions on what to supplement my Current Marine Orbit Pro with? Tank is a 20 long, so only 12'' tall and front to back. Corals will be simple softies & LPS, w some macros. I know the LED itself is enough for my lower demand corals, but this being my 1st LED only tank Im finding I miss the T5's. Ive seen allot of tanks in person using both and they look great. The growing consensus is its a good way to go. So I want to give a try. Adding 2 bulbs. I get plenty of ''pop'' so I don't really need that. & with the low demand corals I plan on and the shallow tank, PAR is not a very big factor at all really. My thoughts were adding a 6500 for a couple hours during day when Im not home. I plan on putting some macros in the tank as well so I know they'd benefit. Then on the other side add an actual actinic, not a blue. I get plenty of blue from the light, don't need more. I guess the daylight bulb is more my question. Do I go 6500, or something higher kelvin? If higher Kelvin - 10-15k, what's everyone's opinion on best one? More for growth then appearance. Again that bulb will be on when no one home to add some good growth power. All ears here!
  10. trodrigues

    FS: Refugium led

    Used for a few weeks 18 x 660nm 2 x royal blue $10 each i have 3 available buyer covers shipping
  11. I have one AI prime HD 2 months old for sale I was running it at 45%, I got a good deal for a Radion G2 thats why I'm selling the prime with the mount included. Price for both brand new $225 + $30 = $255 I'm asking $210 Shipping included in the US. $200 If picked up in Miami, Fort Lauderdale area.
  12. Jdev167


    So I have been away from the hobby for about 4 years now and I'm going to get back in with about a 30 gallon tank. I was thinking fish only because I live in Japan and electrical bill would sky rocket with hallegons so my question is how had led lighting come? I know 4 years ago it wasn't great is it still not very good it had it gotten better? Thank you all for your time
  13. reefrox

    Nano box light mount

    Hello. Thought I would share what I've used to mount my nanobox duo plus m led light to my reefer 170. Initially since I was running my new nanobox in conjunction with my geisman t5 fixture, I had to custom make a custom bracket.. then decided to do Led only. And since my light setup had a hanging kit and not a gooseneck I had to find a tank mount fixture. Ended up with the AI hms single mount kit from bulk reef supply. Not perfect but works great. Basically just hung the light on the mount. Here are some pics..
  14. Conner smith

    Lighting/coral questions

    I was wondering if I am using the correct lighting setup, my frogspawn doesn't really glow like it did in the store, some of my other corals do, and I would attach a picture of the royal blue light but it can't be captured on camera
  15. darcyb

    Nuvo 4 gallon lighting

    Hey everyone Ive decided to start a new even smaller tank hahah, while my nuvo 10 is cruising along nicely. Ive recently started cycling a nuvo 4 gallon pico and man am i stuck on what lighting to buy... i want to know everyone's thoughts on a suitable fixture for it, like the kessil a80, Ai prime or like a CC par 30 bulb. I want to/will put 1 or 2 sps frags in it but it will be mainly filled with lps and softies. As for like stock probably a porcelain crab and 1 or 2 sexy shrimp ? + CUC
  16. ReefKeeperNoob


    I have a 10 gallon reef with a marine orbits pro for lighting, my question is.. How high should I run this light for best growth and colors? I currently have 3 different zoas, hairy mushroom colony, one open brain coral, gsp colony, frogspawn, and hammers.. right now I'm running 100% blue and 65% white.. the tank size is a traditional 10 gallon aquarium its made by top fin, these are the dimensions for that tank 10.1" Long, 20.1 " Wide, 14.1" High.. are my light to high right now or to dim? Please help me out.. here is a link to the exact light I'm using (18"-24" model) and a pic of my tank, thanks for all the help! http://current-usa.com/aquarium-led-lights/orbit-marine-fixtures/orbit-marine-pro/
  17. Hi, I know the technical specs and differences from one and the other and LEDs are the future for sure, but I've been told that T5HOs are better to grow and propagate corals than a comparable LED fixture. Can someone tell me the why?
  18. I have 2 Innovative Marine, Skye LED fixtures. They have less than 20 hours on them each. These things retail new for $129. I'm asking $60 each, or $100/pair. These are the 10K/456nm combo lights. Info: Light Specs
  19. Hello everyone, Its been a while since I've posted here! Looking at my old pictures, I see now I obviously have a browning problem. So I went to google of course to get to the bottom of it! And got only some questions answered. I have done a ton of forum searches and see that a lot of post about LED's and what not are many years old, and always seem to turn into an argument about "Why you should switch back to MH Lights" Well now that were all in 2017 and know that Coral can in fact thrive under LED's (And some of my corals have almost doubled in size!) lets start a modern conversation about lighting on Shallow Nano Tanks. Perhaps someone has a great link I can read on for this? So here is my question, I am running my Orbit Marine Pro LED at 85% Blue, and 16% white. After some reading, I think I need to raise it up. Browning coral is from too little light and zooxanthellae builds up to feed the coral in place of light correct? And with more intense light, the zooxanthellae will release, and the coral will Color up "Like a Tan" to protect it in a way from the light from what I'm reading, is this also correct? I ask because recently one of my SPS has started bleaching, so I thought it was too much light. so i turned it down about 5% But it is browning... so now I'm thinking its too little. Its also barley grown. However my Octospawn LPS coral has almost doubled in 4 months, and my Plate coral (An sps) and GSP is also growing. So I was under the impression i had enough or possibly too much light... So all I'm after here, is lighting information. More White, more blue? How does this effect Color/Growth & zooxanthellae? I want less brown! I start with 1 hour blue from 0% - 85% over a 30 minute Ramp up, and it runs for 7 hours and ramps back down over 30 minutes to 0%. (Total of 8 hours blue) And my Whites I run 15 minutes after the Blue lights start, and over half an hour ramp to 16%. Then run for 6 hours and ramps back down to 0% over 30 minutes. (Total of 7 hours white) How many hours do you run your lights? What pattern do you run? Blue first then white then blue? Start with white, finish with blue? What are your Light Programs/Percentages? Lets talk LED lights & Coral! P.S. Since everyone always ask about Water conditions, I keep my tank about 77-78 Degrees My Salinity is - 0.025 My calcium is - 415-430 Alk - 9 Nitriates - 0 Nitrates - 0.5 Phosphates - 0 to 0.5 Running Carbon, and Chemi Pure Elite & Skimmer. But Please, lets not turn this to a "Water conditions topic" etc. I see almost all the other lighting post turn away from the lighting For more information on my build, check out my Build Thread in my signature.
  20. lonewonderer

    Ebay lights any good?

    hello fellow nano keepers! I'm very new to saltwater tanks and i need help with lighting. I have a JBJ 24 gallon tank with no stock hood light. I bought this ebay led light " daytime" for it. Will this be sufficient enough? I'm housing 2 clowns, 3 small kenya corals, 1 2" xenia, 3 snails and 6 hermit crabs. Will this be ok for the corals? if not what is the best and cheapest led light for my tank? do i need full spectrum or white and blue color only? sorry for all the question guys. I'm a seasoned freshwater fish keeper but so green to saltwater. Any suggestions? thanks much! Chris
  21. trodrigues

    LF led controller

    Looking for a cheap pwm controller for my spare diy led
  22. Selling my AI Prime. It was only used for about 6 months. I am getting out of the hobby, hence me selling it. The light is fully functional, and comes with everything that it had when I bought the light, including the box. Cosmetically it looks close to new. Pictures were just taken. Light works perfect. I cycled through the brightness and light settings. $200 including shipping. Shipping will most likely be USPS Priority. PM for details.
  23. Hi Everyone. I am looking to replace my stock lighting with LEDs. Here is what I was thinking: 1 LDD-H-4S DRIVER BOARD MEAN WELL LDD-1500H driver (Channel 1) 2 SOLDERLESS CREE XP-G2 NEUTRAL WHITE LED 2 SOLDERLESS CREE XP-G2 WARM WHITE LED MEAN WELL LDD-1500H driver (Channel 2) 4 SOLDERLESS CREE XT-E ROYAL BLUE LED MEAN WELL LDD-700HW DIMMABLE DRIVER (Channel 3) 2 SOLDERLESS SEMILEDS VIOLET UV LED (410-420NM) MEAN WELL LDD-1000HW DIMMABLE DRIVER (Channel 4) 1 SOLDERLESS CREE XP-E2 BLUE LED 1 SOLDERLESS LUXEON PHILIPS REBEL ES CYAN LED SCW05B-12 (18-36V Input) 12V SCW Driver 1 LRS-350-36 W/ Power 60mm Vantec Fan Does this lighting setup make sense? Will this be bright enough? Also does anyone know where I can get a Heaksink that is drilled and tapped? Thanks, Damon
  24. Simulated Fish

    It's finally here! Now I feel official!

    my new lights are here! Can't wait to finally get them on the tank! But I have to wait tell the little one goes down for a nap... Big shout out to @DaveFason who had to go old school on the pain job because the anodizing just wasn't up to his standards.
  25. niQo

    Par38 growlight question

    I just got this light in the mail yesterday and when I plugged it in it looked a lot more blue then I was expecting as a majority of the LEDs are 660nm. Do our eyes not see this wavelength? This will be my new fuge light and I want to make sure I got the right one! Thanks!
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