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Old 06-04-2015, 09:39 AM   #231
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Oh 1 last inquiry regarding this light.. It says it has a "mix" of 90/120 degree optics... Anything to be concerned about? Think it will give some brighter spots?
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:48 AM   #232
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Oh 1 last inquiry regarding this light.. It says it has a "mix" of 90/120 degree optics... Anything to be concerned about? Think it will give some brighter spots?
The guy I know that had these leaves them how they are out of the box and they seem to look/work great. I have read of a few people removing the optics completely (Mr. X did this if I remember correctly) for a "better spread". So I guess you have your options. For a 36" tank with the 300w marsaqua, I think it will do great right out of the box.
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I got a mars aqua fixture with an alleged mix of 90 and 120's and the spread was terrible. I removed the lenses (they just pop off...only a tiny drop of glue holds them) and now it's much better. I honestly couldn't tell any difference between the 90 and 120 degree lenses with a visual inspection.
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I got a mars aqua fixture with an alleged mix of 90 and 120's and the spread was terrible. I removed the lenses (they just pop off...only a tiny drop of glue holds them) and now it's much better. I honestly couldn't tell any difference between the 90 and 120 degree lenses with a visual inspection.

Ok so nix the optics. I'm not too handy, Doug do you think you could post a pic exactly how to remove them? My luck, I'll end up with a brand new light in a thousand pieces peppered across my dining room table... 😁
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I would look at the coverage first.


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Will do... Thank you.


Next order of business.. Never addressed my flat worm problem. I just suck them up during water changes and it helps but they're obviously still running strong in my system. I'm nervous about using eXit, partially because it's my first time and the fact that the toxins after they die can wreak havoc are stuck in my head...
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It's not necessarily toxins...it's a lot of dead things all a once. Vacuum out what you can and then use the exit, or leave them alone and let nature sort itself out.
As for removing the optics, after you remove the protective pane it's just like pulling grapes off of the vine. No worries...It's easy.
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Don't you waste a lot of light hitting the sides without the optics? I would think the PAR would drop off.


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I didn't check the PAR with the optics to be sure, but I can grow sps pretty far down in the tank with them off, so I don't seem to need them. If I left the optics, I'd need twice as many fixtures over my tank.
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Rebuild 40 breeder softy/LPS

If I didn't use 90deg optics, the bottom of my 34" deep tank would grow nothing. But I'm using Cree emitters.


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