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Theres actualy about 104 LED`s  I was expecting 96 , mind you bear in mind that I have a problem with numbers , the fact that I counted 104 doesent actualy mean theres 104  .  :undecided:

Saying nowt as you couldn't read the other day   :rolleyes:

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Yeah I expect the fans ramp up and down  like a PC.

They turn off when the Blues go below 10....so to make it easier that's 9  :smiley:

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Oh yeah the feet are a size 4 to 5   :rolleyes:

You were correct Rob!

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Awww thats what I like about this forum your all so kind   :cool:   




Its a bummer I could only manage 168 on the Mensa test thing , i just never filled in the number questions at all   :huh:
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Reply #32

There is 104.

The Maxspect R420r only have 39 per panel. They're 5W LEDs running at 4w.

I'm interested what these LEDs are, as there's no way they're as high as that per LED if there's 104 of them, as that'd make the whole panel be 420w.

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Reply #33

 Looking at the  website the  original Pro has  102 3w , this is the V2  and has 99 I surpose thier set not to go full power as this affects the life of the LED ?


I am not complaining I am greedy .


I understand LED`s are often not run at full power  , you use a bigger led and dial it down to prolong its life?  Dunno is this right?


Have a look at the PAR at 75% looked more than enough .


Evergrow IT2120-W ProReef V2 WIFI Marine aquarium dimmable LED unit


This is the one I have  with 120 deg ends and quieter fans

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Reply #34

Yeah that's the idea.

The wattage they're rated to is the maximum they can take and live their life expectancy, but manufacturers are reluctant to do that, as they can't guarantee the unit's venting, fans, etc won't get dusty in real users' homes. So they run them at less than their max so they don't put out as much heat.

For instance, my two 160W razors are in an enclosed hood. I added two fans that blow inwards across the razors, taking heat away, and that keeps them cool. But yesterday I noticed I'd unplugged the fans by mistake two days before when I was messing with the plugs gathering readings for these actual power consumption threads, and so my razors' built in fans were screaming and they were scorching hot. Good thing the LEDs aren't run at their max isn't it!
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Wow !! yes .....
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Reply #36

OK thier up, amazing different  colour to what i am used to with just white halides and blue tubes . Or even the white and blue LED`s i had .


Got it on custom setting  30% max on the  white channel is all im letting it do right now , looking down you can see all the different coloured LED`s !


Pics to follow ..
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Reply #37

I take it you're over the moon then? Wait until they're ramped up a little and your corals become more colourful

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Reply #38

Well I put it on "sunny" to take some photos  for a brief while, no where near as bright to human eyes as 250w 10k halides, but thats not what its about is it   :grin:


Cant get good photos as the suns out and i cant get away from it.


They, those that I do have fluoresse well .


All you can see is my room reflected in it, for me it lights the ends of the tank up well enough, its about 8.5inches above the water right now .

Remotes great !!!!!


Unit is solid and well put together .


40%whites for a couple of hours  , this s the highest i am going for a while unless anyone can give me advice to the contrary.


I should be shot for my photography skills lol

 
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Reply #39

Looks like a different tank now compared to the ones with halides.

And as tempted as you'll be to ramp them up only increase them by roughly 5% per week as they may start to bleach.

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Reply #40

Yeah, try to match the brightness roughly, and increase intensity over a few weeks, but they won't need to go to maximum, they're very powerful.  :glad:
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Thank you both noted and applied   :cool:


It is interesting tho how the human eye does not perceive things , we go by Ooo its bright it must be strong ,when in fact it the wavelength? much of which we just cant see...


I must not keep prattling on about the remote , but it feels so nice in the hand and its so easy slick and its battery is standing up well , coz boy have i been fiddling...
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Reply #42

This perticular coral seems to have expanded under the new lights, positioned towards the edge of the  tank . Cyano one hopes is because of the knackered  blue tubes I had , I expect to see this clear up  rapidly.




Im like..Oooo ..and ..Gosh.... :smiley:
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Reply #43

That's a big branching hammer coral! Looks great. Very intense green coloration.

When you take pictures, make sure the flash is off and room lighting/window is low, so the tank lights can show off the corals better. :)
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Reply #44

Lovely corals @Carol and don't worry about your photography skills, you are still much better than mine. Oh by the way, how are the new corals doing?

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