Stunner LED's

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by screebo, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. screebo

    screebo Guest

    I just received two Stunner, daylight LED strips to be used in my fuge. I'm hoping to keep the mangroves happy and healthy as well as a nice ball of chaeto. They leave much more room for the mangroves than the original Home Depot 5100K flood CF that they replace. Interesting setup, strips are 24v and can be ganged up to 6 stips to a single 24v transformer. I'm gauging that two stips ought to provide sufficient PAR to keep the fuge going. I'll post some pics as soon as they are up and running.
     
  2. r0ck0

    r0ck0 Guest

    I really want to see pics of your fuge, sounds awesome. My parents live in Florida and they are sending me some red mangrove sprouts and seeds. They live on an island and know someone who cultivates. What kind of mangroves do you have, how did you get them, how are you growing them, rooted in sand or mud?

    Thanks John!
     
  3. screebo

    screebo Guest

    Hey Roc,
    Jon, JAR gathers mangrove starts like Jonny Mangrove Seed. He may be able to hook your up. Mine took about 3 months to come out of hybernation. They grow slowly but consistantly in the sump. The Stunners are a low output LED with about 25 LED's in each 6w strip. I hope they provide sufficient light. That's my only concern. Thought it was worth a go as size is perfect for my sump area.
    http://www.marinedepot.com/Ecoxotic_12.5_Inch_Stunner_6_watt_LED_Strip_Linkable_LED_Light_Fixtures-Ecoxotic-XX08010-FILTFILDLK-vi.html
     
  4. tuberider

    tuberider Guest


    Jon's are the red variety, however, the fast growing blacks will be hitting the country soon and may be a little more effective means of nutrient export. I have a couple of the reds living in my overflow with no substrate.
     
  5. screebo

    screebo Guest

    PS Greg: nice interface for the Apex. So now its my job to help keep an eye on your tank! :bigsmile:

    Also, my mangroves are wedged between a big piece of LR and the corner of my sump with no substrate either.
     
  6. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Well the Tunze ones are, but black mangroves have been seasonably available for years (from Florida - PM if you wan the source). The Tunze ones are from this country BTW, Texas, and I suspect they'll loose any harvest rights given the impact BP has had on that shoreline (and will for many years to come).
     
  7. screebo

    screebo Guest

    The Wordless Workshop :) :
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  8. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    Nice toys.
     
  9. screebo

    screebo Guest

    I've REALLY got to get a PAR meter! :|

    Now seriously! Does anyone know where I can locally get a Apogee MQ-200 PAR Meter for $335 or under?

    Just askin' 0:)
     
  10. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Nope... simply order direct from the company, that is how most get them and the best way to get your warranty covered ;)
     
  11. screebo

    screebo Guest

    The folks I bought my Photon plus fixture from (Aquarium Specialties) on the east coast carry this in stock. I may continue my patronage to them on this one as they've always done a good job for me. That's where I became acquainted with TECO Seachill chillers with optional integrated heater. I'm in trouble when I get the point where I "really want one".
     
  12. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    I would order direct. If you have any issues going through Scott to contact Apogee just sounds like a real hassle.

    All three units I bought I bought direct.
     
  13. screebo

    screebo Guest

    Ten Four :)
     
  14. CookieJar

    CookieJar Guest

    Love those stunners, they really save space. Curious to see the PAR output and if growth of macro algae is more, less or same.
    PM me if you want to borrow my PAR meter.
     
  15. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    We need to get to propagating those buggers STAT!
     
  16. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Roger just told me yesterday on RB that his coastline is A OK, no oil.
     
  17. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Hope it stays that way through hurricane season
     
  18. r0ck0

    r0ck0 Guest

    Well my dad is sending me a box of reds. I hope to have to plenty to share. Maybe I will bring them to the frag swap as freebies.
     
  19. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Like I told Jon, careful talking about this online openly. It's not exactly legel to ship plants into CA from Florida (pests) IIRC. You also can not take any pods that have sprouted IIRC (FLA F&W issue)
     
  20. r0ck0

    r0ck0 Guest

    Thanks for the warning, I didn't know that. From what my Dad says they are grown on a nursery/salt bay. So I assume they are legit in growing and selling with permits and everything. As for shipping to CA, I'm sure the supplier will be able to let me/my dad know if thats gonna be an issue. Knowing my Dad he isn't gonna ship them if its not legal.
     

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