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Old 05-14-2007, 11:07 PM   #11
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I want one of those babies!
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Old 05-17-2007, 05:15 PM   #12
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PFO lighting has them on their site.

Hundreds of high-intensity LED's. Makes sense if you put enough LED's together, they're going to put out a lot of light.

http://www.solarisled.com/
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Old 05-18-2007, 04:03 PM   #13
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My LFS has one on a 90g and they aren't too impressed with it. It seems to serve it purpose, but not as well as halides. I think good ones that are as effective as halides r still a few years off. I must say all the features and lighting conditions are pretty cool though.
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JM that makes me feel better, since I can't afford them anyway heh.
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Old 07-20-2007, 04:25 PM   #15
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Any new info

Hey all,

Its been a long time since I have been here. I was wondering if there is any new info on the PFO lighting. I am seriosly considering one.

I have come to the realization that I will never be able to own my dream 72" tank, so I think I am going to start up a 60g cube, 24"x24". i was going to go with a 250w MH set up, but looking at the 24" PFO, it may be a better choice.

Cost $1289(LED) vs $569 for MH. Thats already half the price, add in new $90 bulbs every year and electriciy, yeah, it should pay itself off in a couple of years.

Does anyone know if a LFS in So Cali that has one in use?

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I look for prices to start dropping. We won't be seeing hundreds of dollars off but with more competition we'll see a little.

This technology looks very promising. By no means can I even afford to a light a 10g with one but by the time I can do a large tank I hope the prices have dropped and quality goes up.

Could using these lights eliminate the need for a chiller? Since heat is driven up and it's little heat at that, I'd think the tank temperatures would remain a lot lower. If so, there is another reason to look into these. No chiller = more money, less hassle.
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I wonder when someone is going to lend Sanjay Joshi a LED Unit for some spectral analysis. That is what would be totally awesome.

I haven't heard anything new on the LED units either, though I agree it all looks promising.
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Where I work we have the Solaris LED light setup over a 90. It looks interesting, but I think the doofy guys up front who do the show tanks have it adjusted to the wrong light spectrum, as when they used it to replace the MH they had on before, it grew massive hair algae We have acros under it, Crocea clams, monti cap and digi, been on there at least a month and a half.. they look fine.. just large clumps of hair algae blanketing the bottom. *Snicker* Looks really promising though..
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The Big Als here in Florida has one set up on one of their tanks and it is truly amazing. Only problem is that it is about 3K!
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U have been doing some research online at other forums and there has been pretty good feedback about this lighting.

One thing that I have notice is that the tanks appears to eb very blue under the 20K LED. It is hard to tell while looking at photos over the net on a computer screen.

Anyways, if I delve into this route (which really won't be until the end of the year), I will post a build up thread of the system.

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