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Jeff000
04/05/2012, 08:26 AM
Something like 5" deep to the corals, and 12x12 footprint. Lights lens being about 8" above the water surface.

I was looking at a PAR30 from boostled, but they say like 500 par at 5" below the water, and only a 7" spread because of the 40 degree optics. I figure I need 90 or 120 degree optics.

Any ideas? Or is there a way to dim these leds via something like a wall switch dimmer?

Thanks,

HurricaneSystem
04/05/2012, 11:36 AM
You could get a Kessil fixture. I actually have a couple of 10ks I am going to part with. They would spread nicely, up to 22-24 inches. Provide amazing shimmer and great par as well.

Anemonebuff
04/05/2012, 02:17 PM
I would just use stunners or a panorama.

Jeff000
04/05/2012, 09:37 PM
What are stunners? And panorama?


The kessil looks a little much for the small shallow area.

Jeff000
04/06/2012, 07:03 AM
Ok finally found stunners. Seems more like accent lighting isn't it?

The panorama looks good, but more then I was wanting to spend.

Jeff000
04/06/2012, 08:33 AM
Ok finally found stunners. Seems more like accent lighting isn't it?


Does a single Panorama pro strip have enough light to grow corals? The 12k white and blue.


EDIT, damn, I meant I to edit my last post, guess I hit quote. My bad.