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Aqua Splendor posted a topic in Lighting ForumHello Reefers! Finally it's here, after many hours of work and some tweak I published my video about the EcoTech Marine Radion G5 Pro with T5 from Giesemann. I use the Aquatic Life Hybrid Fixture (god that thing has been so helpful for me). I recorded all the combinations possible with my Tank "Lab" full shot and a Close shot on one of my Blastomussa merletti. All the footage has been recorded the same night (Radion G5 Blue also), 4k 30fps. I never put multiple 4k Footage next to the other and gosh it's painful to render, it took 30hour and just for this. So I use Giesemann T5: Super Actinic, Actinic Blue, Super Purple, Aquablue Coral, Aquablue Azure. I told them what I was planning to do a long time ago and they have been patient and comprehensive, no pressure. I told them I was waiting to have a "real" camera before I start the things I want to do. I was waiting for the A7SIII sony but it never came, so I was tired of waiting and activate my backup plan and Bought A7III 1-2 months before the COVID-19. (good thing...) Talking about COVID-19, I'm in Isolation after a while so I finally got time to make that documentation video. I took my time to make this first video, I went to different iteration, I'm still not satisfied at 100% so any comments are welcome on how to make this better. Now that I have a Recipe, other videos in the same kind will be much faster to create (except for that render, 10-year-old PC...) I didn't want to make Review video about light too much on my channel because I want to buy a Spectrometer for doing my Review for the reef community. Since I'm alone and 100% independent, the cost of this is pretty high (2000-4000$), so it's hard right now to justify one, I have to pay my rent and food first then that thing is high on my priority... If my real full-time day job can come back... I also don't put Ad on my YT video or receive payment or partner to make a review for companies on YouTube, so let's just say money is not my motivation but it's needed. At some point, I will need to find a way but never at a cost of not being independent or 100% honest. YouTube might force me to put Ads because it doesn't suggest/push videos that don't have ads, so my videos are not being seen as they should. Sorry for that rant, it's just that I feel sometimes the Reef community on Youtube is aehmm... let's say, there is a lot of influence... That video means a lot to me, 3 years ago before I start my channel I was wishing "Dang I wish we have videos with full comparison", but no one is really doing it (I understood why after hehe). So fast forward 3 years later, I'm here doing it. Took time to accumulate all the hardware and part of the puzzle. The more I can remove video project out of my head the better I feel 😉 I tried to make it happen also with ATI but it didn't went well, unfortunately, I think the person I spoke didn't understood the amount of work it was required and it's free advertising for them (!). But... I think we could safely say that the bulbs are very similar so: Super Actinic -> True Actinic Actinic Blue -> Blue Plus Super Purple -> Purple Plus Aquablue Coral -> Coral Plus Aquablue Azure -> Aquablue Special The spectrum I showed in my video come from the website from Either EcoTech Marine or Giesemann. I modify them so we can overlay correctly, I don't think it's accurate to be honest, that why I want my own Spectrometer, but for the purpose or understanding, I think it will do the job. After Each record Clip I took a picture so I can publish on the forum also the essential: Full resolution here Sorry for that long post ;), by the way, English is not my mother-tongue so if I say something incorrect let me know. The next video will be with the Radion G5 Blue then 2 other light that I own also. Your feedback on this video is super important to me if I can do anything to make them better let me know on the Comment section of YouTube also (It helps to rank better the video) - Aqua Splendor