OMG - Looking for LEDS for a nano system, these guys kick ass

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    First an extract of a seasoned reefer that has just installed the PHAROS LEDS:)


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    new stock arriving next week @ R2795.00 when you buy the controller for R950.00, otherwise use the standard preset settings of sunrise and sunset as default program.

    This is the cheapest fully featured, high intensity LED that provides all you need for SPS for under R3000k
     
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    Is that a TL-450 or TL 550..? What are the dimensions..? Would it fit in the Hood of a TL 450..? and are they dimmable as I would probably need that if I want to fit it in a Hood...sorry if I missed these answers in another Thread..:blush:
     
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    They can be ordered in 90 deg lenses for on the water, they are dimmable/sunset and sunrise. Without wireless controller you will have to set it on the unit but once set the it will just run in sunset and sunrise mode. will fit TL550 and TL450
     
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    Up close and personal

    The brackets are supplied high, 40cm but you can trim them down. Or order without and stick them in your hood.

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    I just found the spec's on the Internet..30x13x4.1 if memory serves me right..just measured the Hood of the TL 450...looks like 29cm ..and then it's still "curved" so the thickness of the Unit could still be a problem towards the edges out...:(
     
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    Agreed, not easy fitting anything under that hood, why not look at our 400mm CREE XPG/E unit they only 4.5cm thick
     
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    @belindamotion

    What we done on Gesiggie's tank. We gutted the light unit out the lid completely, cut the lid and fitted the LED on top of the lid.
    Check post 116 on
    Gesiggie's fascination - Page 6 - Marine Aquariums South Africa

    Although, the LED @Gesiggie used is a 36W passive cooled unit. The Pharos is an active cooled unit and not sure if it should be mounted so close to the water due to its extra power and the fan so close to the moisture.

    But for her the number one requirement was that the lid should still be able to close. Not very fond of losing a fish due to carpet surfing.
     
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    what is the lowest these lights could be hanged?

    Is it possible and will the guarantee still stand if it is mounted as close as Gesiggie's unit.
    I know that her light unit cannot be compared to the Pharos at all as it is only 36W
     
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    The PHAROS is cooled from above, reverse to the radion which is on the underside. One up on the radion as air is drawn from the side unlike the radion which draws from the water surface. ;-)
     
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    That's my Number 1 requirement also, hence the struggle to get a Unit small enough to fit in the Hood...
     
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    @belindamotion I really do think these LEDs are going to fry your corals from what I've seen, you are better off going with the kew LEDs that Jungle Aquatics sells, it will be more suited on a TL-450
     
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    Thanks..that's what I was a bit worried about, hence asking if they were dimmable as I assumed, my Tank being so small, I couldn't have the LEDs running at 100% capacity...
     
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    Some more cool pics of the Beast PHAROS covering the TL-550 Nano, these are with 60deg lenses and not optimal, but notice intense coverage 80cm down on the sandbed.

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