Reef Brite lit 120 by Neptunes.....Thanks

Discussion in 'Neptune Aquatics' started by eldiablosrt8, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    ok after weeks of waiting we are ready to glow i mean GO!!

    here is what i have decided to do with the following equipment

    4X all blue reefbrites 48"
    2X all white reefbrites 48"

    custom built 3x pair times built into stand

    my starting light periods will be

    2x all blue 2pm to 11pm

    4x blue and 2x white 3pm to 10pm

    custom led waterproof led form AAC 11pm to 2pm


    this is just a start i will play with them more later.

    here is the stand install
    old picture that shows electrical outlets with 3 pairs of timed outlets
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    here are all the hood install
    old setup up
    4 t-5s 660 icecap ballast and 2 reefbrites 48" all blue
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    removed all the hardware from hood and added a center support to allow 3 points for new lights to attach too

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    all the new lights

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    installed and ready for wife to come home and her and my sister will pick up hood and put in onto tank...( i may have re-torn my shoulder again i can barely type right now it hurts so much)

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  2. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Are you going to angle the rear and front ones to project onto the reed head and not so much on the glass?
     
  3. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Looks good Jess!

    Curious though why there's only voltage readings on the (I'm assuming) white ReefBrite power strips? I talked with one of the RB reps at BAYMAC and they said that the voltage was displayed on them, but wouldn't elude as to why exactly it was being displayed.
     
  4. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    cerissa is looking into that... those are actuall the first 2 powersupplies from the blues ones i bought....

    the last batch all had the slimmer no read out power supplies

    also i am going to be working with angles i just wanna get them in first then i can play with them
     
  5. screebo

    screebo Guest

    You are a very, very naughty scientist! Can't wait to see how your acros and branching coral do under the LED "only' lighting. It will be interesting to measure the PAR values during the cycle of lights at different levels in the tank. Nice work, Jess. R.B. LED's ROCK!
     
  6. iani

    iani Guest

    Very cool Jess. BTW, how are the new frags doing?
     
  7. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    You can dial down the ones with the digital display. There is a small hole on the right side that allows you to do this with a small screwdriver. I have actually turnde the one I have in the back down a bit.
     
  8. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    frags looking good.... lets see how they do here real soon... finish those plugs so i can build some new frag racks
     
  9. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    This!
     
  10. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    That would be the only RB rep, Joy Meadows. I'm surprised she didn't say why. Like Bryan said, it's so you can get a visual read of how low you are dimming them via the pot.
     
  11. Cerissa

    Cerissa Sponsor

    So the response I received from Reefbrite regarding the new power supply without the potentiometer adjustment:

    "We are having a few issues with that one and had been having some returns on it. It was also too big to run the strips and a waste of energy."
     
  12. Cerissa

    Cerissa Sponsor

    Looking Good, Jess!!! Any final pictures of the tank with all the Reefbrites?
     
  13. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    NOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo that sucks :( That was part of the selling point for me :(

    Guess who has a couple of those :(
     
  14. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    Week

    Also is there a mounting system for these
     
  15. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    Me? :)
     
  16. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Yes they all should have come with mounting brackets on the ends... you didn't get those?

    They also offer one to link 6 units together. It's sort of a widened "c" shape so the strips aim to the center of the tank.
     
  17. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Yes Yes, and Me :D
     
  18. Cerissa

    Cerissa Sponsor

    Ya, I was bummed out too!!!! I had plans to use these LEDs in the store. Grrr....
     
  19. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    I have dimmed the two middle ones down both blue.... will ramp over next week or so. Wanted to do this to all of them but guess RB says no more big supplies

    Week!
     
  20. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    That to me is going to be a little wierd. If anything I would think you would want/need the dimable supplies more with the whites.
     

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