Wide spectrum LED build: ALL IN

Discussion in 'LED Aquarium Lighting' started by exactlyobp, Nov 25, 2011.

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  1. exactlyobp

    exactlyobp Giant Squid

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    And Im gonna get the pink/red millie :p
     
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    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    lol depending on what I get in the mail tomorrow it might be gone!
     
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    Oh snap!!!

    LED is finally there??
     
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    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    i got 2 bags of lenses and some electronics in the first box. One was sent Fedex the big bunch ups that should be here tomorrow?
     
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    Hey mati, yup been a while! Hows your 72g (wasnt it?)? I receive similar questions quite a few times ever since the build. The reason why I went with the cluster placement was to blend the certain colors as much as possible: neutral white and cool white. I dont see any spotlighting, I can call it a success and Im very happy with the placement. But I was also told that the cyan/turquoise should be placed close to whites ideally.

    I hope this helps!
     
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    So now that you have had the lights up and for a while what changes would you make?

    How are the corals doing?

    I really like the color pop LED give the corals. I am considering a change in the future after making some other upgrades. I am thinking of getting all Bridgelux LED now that they have all of the colors you got. I really like their 10000K white. I would get the heat sinks and drivers from RapidLED. What are your thoughts on this plan?
     
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    Hey John!
    Im very happy with it so far! I might like it a tad more blueish maybe? (only because I always like it more blue than needed) But the corals look very happy so... Im happy too!

    Here is the recent top down pic:
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    Ok the Bridgelux from AquaStyle. I wouldnt use them, I dont want you to either. If they were the authentic Bridgelux, they wouldnt be that cheap. (Sadly, one of the few ways to tell if it's a good LEDs of not is the price.) Hunter (evolved) would be on the same page. FoD swears that youd need 3 Bridgelux to be equivalent to 1 Cree. Id get everything from Rapid including, especially, LEDs.
     
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    Tank and corals look great. OK then just the 398nm LED from Aquastyle? I am thinking 80 or 90 degree optics since my tank is shorter than yours.
     
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    Yeah, the 398nm I believe is important, so you should get them from AquaStyle but limit the order only to that.
     
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    Can anyone please tell me if the 398nm or 420nm UV is harmful if look into it for a short period of time? I’m thinking of spillage.

    Also, Aqaustyle has 420nm Actinic Violet. Has anyone considered it?

    Thanks