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Old 04-17-2012, 10:10 PM   #21
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Maybe amazon? And check the dimmable ones on eBay they ship from china so they might be able to
Can't even find the dimmable ones
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:15 PM   #22
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They're only USA but I'd say shoot the seller an email and see what they say...also the dimmable ones just search "led dimmable aquarium" on ebay
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:48 PM   #23
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They're only USA but I'd say shoot the seller an email and see what they say...also the dimmable ones just search "led dimmable aquarium" on ebay
Thanks I must be mental I tried searching and only came up with 150 200 and 50 watt fixtures I'll keep trying thanks
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:58 PM   #24
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It's 580 for two that don't need to be solderd. Theres no need to get defensive what so ever I was just saying that I have read many many bad things about these lights every place other then these lights. To me it just wasnt worth the money to buy something that was obviously low end. The bleaching happens even if it didn't happen in your tank mr x does have a very deep tank compared to a 55g that's why I was saying he should be carful. Just trying to help him out by letting him know thngs that I learned from reading. He can do what ever he wants like I said I seriously considered these lights for my tank until I found other solutions and I was just sharing those with him. The low quality comment was pointed to the fact that they are a low quality led it has nothing to do with the fact they are from china truly but there's no arguing they are low quality or else they wouldn't be 175$ and I'm not suggesting the Cree fixtures are high quality but they will be higher quality. The thing that concerned me the most is that I read the fixture is daisy chained and if one bulb goes out the whole panel goes out.
This is where a bit of knowledge is helpful. The first generation LED panels were wired in batches that matched the driver(s) they had packaged. Almost all of them now have replaceable emitters and are wired to not allow big segments to go out. The first ones were all glued in as well. I had a problem with these first panels and was lucky enough to know of a factory over there that was taking input on how to improve them. The factories over there work different than in the west, they cooperate and tend to leverage each other, so when one guy makes the panels better, they all make the correction. Not that they don't produce some real junk. so part of my deal was shipping extra parts with each order I imported, so I could fix them.

Everybody decides where they are going to sink their money in this hobby. And having owned fish stores, I am kind of opinionated as to what is worth big dollars and what isn't. I am working on my own new system using multisegment emitters to replace the Chinese panels some day, but for now, what I have invested has been as good as I could have asked. My son has a small reef and loves to build stuff, so he constructed his own system from parts on the Internet.
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Theres no need to get defensive what so ever I was just saying that I have read many many bad things about these lights every place other then these lights. To me it just wasnt worth the money to buy something that was obviously low end. The bleaching happens even if it didn't happen in your tank mr x does have a very deep tank compared to a 55g that's why I was saying he should be carful. Just trying to help him out by letting him know thngs that I learned from reading. He can do what ever he wants like I said I seriously considered these lights for my tank until I found other solutions and I was just sharing those with him. The low quality comment was pointed to the fact that they are a low quality led it has nothing to do with the fact they are from china truly but there's no arguing they are low quality or else they wouldn't be 175$ and I'm not suggesting the Cree fixtures are high quality but they will be higher quality. The thing that concerned me the most is that I read the fixture is daisy chained and if one bulb goes out the whole panel goes out.
I don't know if all of this was directed towards me, but I assure you, I wasn't being defensive, just stating my first hand experience.
What is it that constitutes "low end"? the price? The bells and whistles?
I think that most LED fixtures are way overpriced. These seem to be the only ones priced reasonably. By seeing them in person and running them over my tank, I wouldn't consider them low end.
I know multiple people who have AI SOL blues and they are bleaching everything too. The efficiency of the LED is now a bad thing? People were just raving about halides, and now we find something stronger and it's a fault. what's the point of having something powerful if you can only run it at 30%?
I have a 25" deep tank. a 55 is 21" tall. Are you saying that the extra 4" is a deal breaker for these? In my opinion (and I say this because I don't have a shallow tank like a 21" deep 55) I think you'll be fine.
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Mr x how should I go about acclimating my corals to the new light...most of them are not glued down so I can move
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Thanks mr.x I'll have to email them and see if they'll ship to the great white north
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I don't know if all of this was directed towards me, but I assure you, I wasn't being defensive, just stating my first hand experience.
What is it that constitutes "low end"? the price? The bells and whistles?
I think that most LED fixtures are way overpriced. These seem to be the only ones priced reasonably. By seeing them in person and running them over my tank, I wouldn't consider them low end.
I know multiple people who have AI SOL blues and they are bleaching everything too. The efficiency of the LED is now a bad thing? People were just raving about halides, and now we find something stronger and it's a fault. what's the point of having something powerful if you can only run it at 30%?
I have a 25" deep tank. a 55 is 21" tall. Are you saying that the extra 4" is a deal breaker for these? In my opinion (and I say this because I don't have a shallow tank like a 21" deep 55) I think you'll be fine.
No it was not all directed to you. It says your 250g is 31'' Deep thats 10" different then a 55g. I am not saying this fixture wouldnt work. I just wanted to let him know some information I found so that he knows. I didnt know about the new panels not being all linked together That is a good thing. my comment about it being low end is being taken a little more seriously then I ever ment it. I was just mearly pointing out that it is.
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Contacted the seller it says no international shipping so I'm thinking I might not be able to get this fixture
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