New light system !!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment' started by Jaredf, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Jaredf

    Jaredf

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Messages:
    30
    I finally got my new light system Aqua Illumination leds for my 29 gallon still figureing out the timer on the controller a bit but love the light so much !!!!!!!!!!! will post pics of my tank and lights :)
    Jaredf, Dec 16, 2011
    #1
    1. Advertising

  2. Jaredf

    Smitty

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    9,609
    Location:
    Chicago/Oaklawn IL
    Showcase Tank(s):
    1
    Congrats...if you already have corals in the tank, you should slowly acclimate them to the new lights.
    Smitty, Dec 16, 2011
    #2
    1. Advertising

  3. Jaredf

    Northstar24 The Tang Herder

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2010
    Messages:
    2,863
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    +1 Smitty, I underestimated the power of the AI's when I got them and fried several corals. Start at a low intensity for the LED's and slowly move them up once a week or so. Remember that when adding new corals, they will definitely need to be acclimated to the AI's - so start them on the bottom of the tank or in the shade (depending on the coral) and then slowly move them to where you want them to be long term.

    Glad you like the AI's - I really like mine. Only complaint I really have is the controller is a little finicky, but once your timers are set you don't really need it for anything
    Northstar24, Dec 16, 2011
    #3
  4. Jaredf

    Jaredf

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Messages:
    30
    how do you set the controller lights to go off i am having problems with that , i set when they come on but baffled on how to set so they shut off :(
    Jaredf, Dec 17, 2011
    #4
  5. Jaredf

    Northstar24 The Tang Herder

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2010
    Messages:
    2,863
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    Set a timer for 0/0/0 and that will turn them off. Alternatively you can set one of the blue channels to 4% and it will ask if you want the lunar cycle for a timer, this will replicate moonlight at night, with a few nights of each cycle being totally dark
    Northstar24, Dec 17, 2011
    #5
  6. Jaredf

    Jaredf

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Messages:
    30
    Thanks finally got it to work , would you not recommend having lunar on every night mine is set at 5 % ?
    Jaredf, Dec 18, 2011
    #6
  7. Jaredf

    Northstar24 The Tang Herder

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2010
    Messages:
    2,863
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    I set the last timer on my lights to use the lunar mode, and the intensity is set on the Royal Blue channel to 4%. If you set it to less than 4% you will have more dark nights because of how the controller dims the light over the cycle. I imagine if you go much higher than 4% you'll have less dark nights as well.

    I've had the Sol Super Blues over my tank for about a year now, if you have any questions, feel free to send me a PM
    Northstar24, Dec 19, 2011
    #7
    1. Advertising

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. Eric Noa

    RO/DI System

    Eric Noa, Jan 17, 2010, in forum: New to Reefing
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    501
    Rcpilot
    Jan 18, 2010
  2. saltwater sasquatch

    ? about my new light system

    saltwater sasquatch, Nov 19, 2010, in forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    424
    Piratefish
    Nov 20, 2010
  3. Eshine Robin

    light control system

    Eshine Robin, Nov 20, 2010, in forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    398
    bjohanson1234
    Nov 20, 2010
  4. d2mini

    Introducing the ECOTECH RADION XR30 LED light system

    d2mini, Sep 9, 2011, in forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment
    Replies:
    33
    Views:
    4,359
    TRAUMA
    Oct 28, 2011
  5. quattro4444
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    1,960
    quattro4444
    Nov 5, 2011
Loading...

Share This Page