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Old 11/14/2017, 06:56 AM   #951
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Mine aren't rusting at all. I wouldn't lump all China made products together. I'll take some pics.


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Old 11/15/2017, 09:31 AM   #952
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Well one of my lights died. And not because of exposure to moisture. I see no sign it got any moisture behind the glass (which it did before sealing them), but now it is super dim, and only a single strip lights inside the cluster. Anyway, I dont think i want to get another one of these....so what should I replace it with? My current one is the 50w grow light (all red/pink). I currently have a CFL filling in.....

In fact you can see the moisture in there from BEFORE i sealed them up a couple months ago. That was not present when it stopped working.

This is what I had....



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Old 11/15/2017, 11:50 AM   #953
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Mine aren't rusting at all. I wouldn't lump all China made products together. I'll take some pics.
Yes you can lump all these lights together, they have metal frames not allow and they all will rust if exposed to salt spray.

Yours will if exposed to salt mist.

Not saying don't buy them, great value for price and good light output. Just do not expect miracles. I would buy them again.


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Old 11/16/2017, 11:33 PM   #954
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Maybe they mis-printed the IP65, which should have been IP56


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Old 11/23/2017, 05:02 PM   #955
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Actually, the metal frame is heavily coated and painted. I'll take pics over time.


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Old 11/23/2017, 10:35 PM   #956
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Actually, the metal frame is heavily coated and painted. I'll take pics over time.
Mine less then a year are ready for the wire wheel and some spray paint.

But in all fairness mine are subject to a lot of salt water mist.

They should be protected


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Old 11/27/2017, 09:25 AM   #957
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Maybe they mis-printed the IP65, which should have been IP56
Either way, they are garbage.....

I think they just died from the heat, and or low quality parts.

The new lights I got (which are just white/yellow) have worked WAY better, regardless of not being red/pink like these were. I think these also were way overrated in power.


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Old 11/27/2017, 10:09 AM   #958
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Mine are 100W and I can touch the fins without issue.


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Old 11/27/2017, 11:24 AM   #959
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Mine are 100W and I can touch the fins without issue.
Have you tested them with a megawatt?


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Old 11/27/2017, 01:11 PM   #960
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I have two running on a dedicated apex EB8 with 2.2A ~ 253W


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Old 12/06/2017, 08:34 PM   #961
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With all the diy vertical scrubbers out there, what shortcuts/tips/accessories do you use that helped maintenance/cleaning so simple. Im finding it a pain to clean my scrubber every 10days.


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Old 12/07/2017, 12:03 AM   #962
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More harvest mass = more filtering. That's what you want. If you don't mind less filtering, just let it go more days; roots will die and start letting go, putting some nutrients back into the water which will appear to you as less filtering. But it will still filter.


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Old 12/24/2017, 09:16 AM   #963
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So i now have a scrubber thats 20x14... pretty wide and i grow algae like crazy. I have the below lights on each side of my scrubber and the edges of the scrubber isnt growing. If i move the lights further away, will that help spread? Or do i need to buy more lights to cover the sides. Im already 100watts per side.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B017G...rch&th=1&psc=1


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Old 12/24/2017, 06:13 PM   #964
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So i now have a scrubber thats 20x14... pretty wide and i grow algae like crazy. I have the below lights on each side of my scrubber and the edges of the scrubber isnt growing. If i move the lights further away, will that help spread? Or do i need to buy more lights to cover the sides. Im already 100watts per side.


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If your present growth is controlling NO3 & PO4 levels I wouldn't worry about no growth on the edges.
With that type of light fixture you'll never get complete & even growth on the screen, without wasting light, unless the screen is cut to the shape of the beam angles of the light fixture.
Moving the lights further away from the screen will increase in area of coverage, but the intensity will reduce, of course. You shouldn't need to move it too much though to increase the spread so its worth trying before adding another light.


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Old 12/24/2017, 06:26 PM   #965
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If it's working, don't worry about it. Moving it back a little won't change the spread much since those LEDs are directional (no lenses) and the metal around it is a secondary reflector.

I use those lights too.


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Old 12/24/2017, 08:48 PM   #966
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Thanks RC team! Nitrates/phosphate levels are 0 so im happy


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Old 01/15/2018, 08:32 PM   #967
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Below is my scrubber results. Always had dark green turf . Now Im getting shades of light green and dark green. Concerns?


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Old 01/15/2018, 09:19 PM   #968
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Not really, what's likely happening is that your water chemistry is changing a bit. Usually, as your nutrients drop, or as the rate of nutrient delivery drops, from a higher level where you're getting dark growth to a lower level, the growth will start to get lighter and usually more volumous. That's assuming you haven't changed anything else. At this point I would not worry, but I would keep an eye on it for any other changes.

Just so all the bases are covered, a few questions:

Screen dims?
Light type/description?
Photoperiod?
Tank Size?
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Flow is getting cut off in the lighter green areas.


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