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Angrymac

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Reply #15

And when they do I hope they bring with them a new laminate floor for my living room and enough salt to make 1450L of water and drop into an LFS and grab me an Aqua Medic ozone unit as there's not even any good as a book end not enough weight let alone produce ozone for more then 30 seconds haha
I get the feeling there may still be a little tension in the air. Have you considered meditation @Marty:grin:
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.

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Reply #16

hixy,

I looked at the hydra 52 and its like 300 quid - then I looked at mars aqua on amazon and they're 80 quid. Are you saying you don't see much difference between the two?
I am just thinking as a mere amateur so far  - would I benefit from the extra £220 quid in price difference?
@scruffy_77 I have the mars aqua over my quarantine tank and I have to say if you aren't worried about tablet or phone connectivity and just want a light to do the job they seem pretty good. You can vary the light level by two dimmer switches the fans don't run continually. On the down side they are heavy so a substantial mounting point is a must, and I am not keen on the power leads as they are not sealed. That said I am thinking about some more of these for the next tank rather than the AI Hydra 52 HD.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.

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@scruffy_77 I have the mars aqua over my quarantine tank and I have to say if you aren't worried about tablet or phone connectivity and just want a light to do the job they seem pretty good. You can vary the light level by two dimmer switches the fans don't run continually. On the down side they are heavy so a substantial mounting point is a must, and I am not keen on the power leads as they are not sealed. That said I am thinking about some more of these for the next tank rather than the AI Hydra 52 HD.


The fans included are noisy too. Easy to replace though. Also easy to remove and resolder LEDs if you want to tweak the output. I've swapped some of the blues for 420nm violets and some of the coloured/warm white LEDs for 30K Indiglos. Looks really nice.  And the soldering was really easy, even for a complete novice  :grin:

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Reply #18

As far as fans go , You have the option to have quieter fans fitted,you dont notice mine untill they actualy switch off lmao. The tank is opposite us and beside the telly. Weir isnt quiet but a deaf old bag with tinnitus can hear the telly .
Do not mock the snake because it has no horns.For who is to say that one day it may become a dragon,as one just man may become an army...Water Margin.

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Cheers for all the posts guys, I think I have settled on AI Prime HD - I like the fact it's small but powerful, plus its specs will fit my 30 gallon nano spot on. I saw a good Australian review on youtube with a chap that has my tank. Deciding factor is the size for me as currently I have the aqua one mariglo which spans the entire width of the tank making cleaning awkward. 


Just need to wait until the weekend to get to the LFS, by which point they will probably be sold out. I have not really ordered anything online yet so unaware of reputable companies out there, guy at the LFS said a lot of marine sites are just people selling stuff out their garage so I have been hesitant

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You can always google earth the address,if theres no address yes be wary. Mamy businesses are run from private houses as a sideline.
Having said that tho so is Fishmansfrags but the guy is sound as a pound. Think thats maybe LFS getting pissy about competition.
Tho as I said if in doubt google earth....
Do not mock the snake because it has no horns.For who is to say that one day it may become a dragon,as one just man may become an army...Water Margin.

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hixy

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Reply #21

The mars aqua when I bought it anyway suffered with noisy fans  but I popped to Maplins bought 2 for 8 quid and changed them now it's as quiet as a mouse.

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Reply #22

So I got it today, the AI Prime one... I must admit it has made a country mile of difference to my old Aqua one two channel blue and white LED. Whilst installing I put it on full power just for a few seconds and basically the holy light shone through. If I ever put it to full power again I will wear sunglasses.

There are a lot of settings to control the different colours, a bit overwhelming to be honest so just went with the easy setup wizard. I guess as time goes on I'll learn how to adapt different LED's and colours best for my tank.

Thanks to everyone on this thread for all their helpful replies!


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Reply #23

There is a thread on here that has downloadable programmes via Dropbox that will run on prime hd's , hydra 26hd's & 52hd's ,
https://reefbase.co.uk/lighting-18/ai-owners/

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There is a thread on here that has downloadable programmes via Dropbox that will run on prime hd's , hydra 26hd's & 52hd's ,
https://reefbase.co.uk/lighting-18/ai-owners/

Winner winner chicken dinner! I've been contemplating enrolling on a course at Cambridge uni this evening trying to understand how the manual config works on the damn thing... user interface seems a bit complex for a newbie. tried an aip upload file and sorted!

I think I am using your schedule, downloaded and applied Gav's Reef light schedule  :D

Thanks Gav!
Last Edit: Jan 26, 2017 7:00:26 pm by scruffy_77

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Reply #25

There's a few there to choose from , even schedules from David Saxby's (D-D owner) own reef  , it's possible to download and store a few and can be accessed through the start button on the schedule page of the app . Would try a few and see what suits you .

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