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Old 11-27-2013, 06:12 PM   #1
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Does anyone have the Current USA freshwater satellite led plus lights? And if so, what is your opinion of them?
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Old 11-28-2013, 09:37 AM   #2
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I have a set on both of my tanks. I got them right after they came out and haven't had any issues. So far we've been pleased with them. The only real thing I think that would make it a nicer setup is some sort of timer or controller so you don't have to manually switch from day to night lighting. There was a pretty long thread about them on this site, you should be able to find it in a search.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:21 AM   #3
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Thanks. I will try to find the thread
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:14 PM   #4
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Thanks. I will try to find the thread
Was I talking to you about them yesterday??. If not, it's Brian_Nano12g thread. Very informative and you can bounce questions off him about them. He's a very friendly, helpful guy.....

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It wasn't me yesterday but I appreciate the info. Thinking of putting them on my 90 gallon. Going to do a cichlid tank.
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:36 PM   #6
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It wasn't me yesterday but I appreciate the info. Thinking of putting them on my 90 gallon. Going to do a cichlid tank.
I believe they are bringing out an updated version in January. Brighter and with a timer too!!. It might save you from needing 2 of the existing version??....They are dimmable already by the remote, so if the new version is too bright, it gives you the option to reduce the light. Again, Brian can answer this better than me.
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:40 PM   #7
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The timer would be nice to have. Wonder about the price though
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:53 PM   #8
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The timer would be nice to have. Wonder about the price though
No official word on the price yet but Brian thinks they might not be too much more than the current versions price. Buildmyled.com is another option. Very good reputation and you design it to your needs. I'm not sure if there is a timer option for them. Check them out. They are very reasonable for what you get. Remember too, good LED's fixtures tend to be a bit more expensive initially but are worth it IMO...... average 50,000hrs lifespan. Do the maths, that's a LONG time!!!
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:08 PM   #9
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My problem with the new version will be waiting until January. I've owned my tank for months but just moved it to my house a few days ago. I have my filters running on a friends 200 gallon tank and been doing as much research as I van for a few months
Not sure if I can wait much longer to get set up. I need to show patients like I'm trying to teach my daughter but its hard when I'm this close lol. I have all I need except a light
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My problem with the new version will be waiting until January. I've owned my tank for months but just moved it to my house a few days ago. I have my filters running on a friends 200 gallon tank and been doing as much research as I van for a few months
Not sure if I can wait much longer to get set up. I need to show patients like I'm trying to teach my daughter but its hard when I'm this close lol. I have all I need except a light
What about setting up a temp light until then. You can use an office light/lamp with a cf bulb. I know it's hard but I reckon it's worth the wait. I know I have made mistakes when picking out equipment because I am a very impatient person. It's up to you of course but if you can wait, you should....
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