LED AND MOONLIGHT SETUP FOR MY MARINE -- TO BE REEF

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LED AND MOONLIGHT SETUP FOR MY MARINE -- TO BE REEF

Unread postby jack » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:26 am

hello everyone,

i am planning for a CREE LED setup for my reef tank along with the moon light.

tank details

size: 72X27X24

current light setup: none

on the way: Kessils A350W 2 nos

requirement: CREE LED UNIT 2 nos

looking at the tank size i am sure that Kessils are not enough in the long run. soo to help with that i am looking for something that will help the corals grow, look sleek plus works as the moon light as my main requirement.

my plans so far is

TOTAL 2 UNITS

EQUIPPED WITH SUNRISE AND SUNSET EFFECT
12X6X2 inch Acrylic DIY
50% ROYAL BLUE
50% COOL WHITES

CREE XP-G cool white 5 W 80 lens
CREE XT-E royal blue 80 lens

Both the channels individually controlled
My plan sunrise
For royal blue LED
• 0700 from 20% to 30%
• 0800 from 30% to 50%
• 0900 from 50% to 70%
• 1000 from 70% to 80%
• 1100 from 80% to 100%
for cool white
• 0900 from 0% to 20%
• 1000 from 20% to 50%
• 1100 from 50% to 100%

my plan for sunset
for royal blue LED
• 0600 PM from 100% to 30% gradually every hour
• 1000 PM to 0700 AM 20% just blue moon lights

for cool white
• 06oo PM from 100% to 0% gradually in 3 hours

initially kessils will be on timer from 1 PM to 6PM and rest CREE units will take care of everything.

what do you experts think ? will this be a good call ? any suggestions changes will be highly appreciated

thanks for tanking time and reading.
waiting for the suggestions ...


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Re: LED AND MOONLIGHT SETUP FOR MY MARINE -- TO BE REEF

Unread postby sushant » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:08 pm

jack wrote:hello everyone,

i am planning for a CREE LED setup for my reef tank along with the moon light.

tank details

size: 72X27X24

current light setup: none

on the way: Kessils A350W 2 nos

requirement: CREE LED UNIT 2 nos

looking at the tank size i am sure that Kessils are not enough in the long run. soo to help with that i am looking for something that will help the corals grow, look sleek plus works as the moon light as my main requirement.

my plans so far is

TOTAL 2 UNITS

EQUIPPED WITH SUNRISE AND SUNSET EFFECT
12X6X2 inch Acrylic DIY
50% ROYAL BLUE
50% COOL WHITES

CREE XP-G cool white 5 W 80 lens
CREE XT-E royal blue 80 lens

Both the channels individually controlled
My plan sunrise
For royal blue LED
• 0700 from 20% to 30%
• 0800 from 30% to 50%
• 0900 from 50% to 70%
• 1000 from 70% to 80%
• 1100 from 80% to 100%
for cool white
• 0900 from 0% to 20%
• 1000 from 20% to 50%
• 1100 from 50% to 100%

my plan for sunset
for royal blue LED
• 0600 PM from 100% to 30% gradually every hour
• 1000 PM to 0700 AM 20% just blue moon lights

for cool white
• 06oo PM from 100% to 0% gradually in 3 hours

initially kessils will be on timer from 1 PM to 6PM and rest CREE units will take care of everything.

what do you experts think ? will this be a good call ? any suggestions changes will be highly appreciated

thanks for tanking time and reading.
waiting for the suggestions ...

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are you planning to use a controller for the effects????
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Re: LED AND MOONLIGHT SETUP FOR MY MARINE -- TO BE REEF

Unread postby jack » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:32 pm

Yes planning to use controller :)
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Unread postby sushant » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:07 pm

jack wrote:Yes planning to use controller :)

DIY???
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Unread postby jack » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:11 pm

Yeah :)
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Unread postby saikumar » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:43 pm

Why don't you go for a model of mazzara maxspect?
I think it has all colurs leds you you want xpg , XML, xte etc.
I think it ll complement your pendant kessil well with all inbuilt.

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Unread postby Sripad » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:17 pm

Arduino? You can join me saiko and a couple of other friends on our projects!

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Unread postby Sripad » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:20 pm

Arduino? You can join me saiko and a couple of other friends on our project!

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Unread postby jack » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:00 am

@ sai nope wanna go for diy this time ;)

@ sripad i am not a good tecnical or diy person i have geeks who help me out and i invest they make for me :) thanks to them ;) thanks for the offer where can i join you guys ? Basically i need to share PH probes so with that will help everyone to share knowledge and experiments

I shall soon upload the plans of my controller :)
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Re: LED AND MOONLIGHT SETUP FOR MY MARINE -- TO BE REEF

Unread postby saikumar » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:53 am

Ok, if not whole thing try getting similar spectrum. Because its market tested light, so atleast if you can try get close to it should help your choice.
No rocket science.