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Old 10-28-2013, 05:44 PM   #1431
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I just received my lights today. I plugged them in to make sure they work. I won't be using them for awhile until my tank is ready to be built as I'm just gathering parts. The only thing I wish I could do is replace the manual dimmers with modules that could be controlled with an apex.
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:24 PM   #1432
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I just received my lights today. I plugged them in to make sure they work. I won't be using them for awhile until my tank is ready to be built as I'm just gathering parts. The only thing I wish I could do is replace the manual dimmers with modules that could be controlled with an apex.
can you do that??
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:02 PM   #1433
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I wish... I'm pretty handy with the electrical stuff so I'm going to poke around and see what I can come up with... I would have thought someone would have done it by now though if it was possible. The issue is finding the parts that will work with the apex.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:10 PM   #1434
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The guys at RapidLED have drivers (I think for sale) that are Apex and with the proper module, Reefkeeper controllable. Same ones they use in their newest Onxy fixtures. You need a PCM driver, which you already have, but the interface module is what you need.

Mean Well produces cheap drivers that can be computer controlled.

http://www.rapidled.com/dimmable-drivers/
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:42 PM   #1435
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Looks like the 0-10V Dimmable Nano Driver with Potentiometer would work... If/when I go with an apex unit I may look into this. At least if still be able to manually dim them if I still had that need. Thanks for the link!
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:38 PM   #1436
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That Last video Jeff posted looks like a FOWLR tank. I didn't see any coral growing.
The corals are found at the end of the video.
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:49 PM   #1437
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Aquarium SPS LED Light Saltwater Programmable 48" Fixture 216W 72 X 3W | eBay

Does anyone know anything about these lights? I am thinking of ordering them but would like some input. Thanks all
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Aquarium SPS LED Light Saltwater Programmable 48" Fixture 216W 72 X 3W | eBay Does anyone know anything about these lights? I am thinking of ordering them but would like some input. Thanks all
Seems very pricey for what you're getting.
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Hard to find something that will fit nicely on a 48" wide tank and has brackets rather than hangs as well as programmable. So much to read here that I take in too much info and flip flop on what to pick. Any suggestions lol.
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That 48" fixture you posted doesn't have much info about how programmable it really is. False statements like " A reading of 300 par is great but you can still achieve this reading with a 4500k spectrum, which can result in damage to your corals. The right spectrum is what you want and your corals need."
bother me and leave me feeling a bit uneasy about the seller. If they have an excellent fixture they only need to tell us about it.
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