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Old 03/04/2018, 05:15 AM   #1
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Cobalt C-ray 200 Good or Bad?

I recently came across this light and was wondering how good the light is. Really I am interested in the par distribution and color it has to offer. I really like that it has the moonlighting around the pucks to distribute light through the tank. I would be putting this on a 90 gallon that is 48Ē long and would be a mixed reef. Would love to hear if anyone has heard anything about this light!


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Old 03/04/2018, 03:57 PM   #2
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Anyone with a review on this product?


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Old 03/06/2018, 05:12 AM   #3
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Never heard of it before your post. Maybe a link to the product would help.

https://www.cobaltaquatics.com/produ...=1252096147485

The people at Cobalt sure seem to thing it's the best led fixture ever made.

Personally, I wouldn't consider an $800 fixture unless I've seen it in person, especially with the very unique led design.


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Old 03/06/2018, 07:58 AM   #4
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Looks like an ap700 clone.


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They have nothing on spectrum/LED selection and one PAR chart at 12 inches. Not enough information to drop 800 dollars on compared to an AP700 or a pair of smaller high end LED fixtures at the same price.


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Old 03/06/2018, 09:34 AM   #6
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They have nothing on spectrum/LED selection and one PAR chart at 12 inches. Not enough information to drop 800 dollars on compared to an AP700 or a pair of smaller high end LED fixtures at the same price.
I agree with Jayball,, let some one else do the testing


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Old 03/06/2018, 02:35 PM   #7
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Never heard of it before your post. Maybe a link to the product would help.

https://www.cobaltaquatics.com/produ...=1252096147485

The people at Cobalt sure seem to thing it's the best led fixture ever made.

Personally, I wouldn't consider an $800 fixture unless I've seen it in person, especially with the very unique led design.
I might consider it if the manufacturer provided detailed specs, such as diode choices, PAR charts at multiple points of measure, programming examples, etc. It looks quite promising to be honest, but how do they justify not stepping up with more than a few details of basic design?!

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Looks like an ap700 clone.
It does, but the "fill" LED strip and halo moonlights are a nice touch, along with the add-on single mounting arm, but they need more specific details/ specs!

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They have nothing on spectrum/LED selection and one PAR chart at 12 inches. Not enough information to drop 800 dollars on compared to an AP700 or a pair of smaller high end LED fixtures at the same price.
Yeah, how they thought that it would be better to not offer more specific details is beyond me...


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Old 03/06/2018, 04:44 PM   #8
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I might consider it if the manufacturer provided detailed specs, such as diode choices, PAR charts at multiple points of measure, programming examples, etc. It looks quite promising to be honest, but how do they justify not stepping up with more than a few details of basic design?!







It does, but the "fill" LED strip and halo moonlights are a nice touch, along with the add-on single mounting arm, but they need more specific details/ specs!







Yeah, how they thought that it would be better to not offer more specific details is beyond me...


I would agree! They donít really supply any additional information in regards to lighting or a review. I wish they would do a walk through. Iím interested to see the par spread. I am not wanting to buy 2 of these to go over my 90 gallon. I do like the shimmer though of the kessil. I am interested to see how the app works. Talked to BRS and they will be getting the product to test in the upcoming months.

I really wish that the 90 gallon didnít have the middle brace bar


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Never heard of it before your post. Maybe a link to the product would help.

https://www.cobaltaquatics.com/produ...=1252096147485

The people at Cobalt sure seem to thing it's the best led fixture ever made.

Personally, I wouldn't consider an $800 fixture unless I've seen it in person, especially with the very unique led design.


I went to a LFS and they had these over a 4 ft tank and it had an excellent appearance! The shimmer was great and similar to that of the kessil. Very interested. Just donít know how the spread would look with that middle brace bar. It is controllable by an app and the app appeared to work very well! You can control individual spectrums. They do make some great accusations in regards to the par levels though.

The 90 gallon is difficult due to you have to get 2 lights. Wish that kessil had a light that penetrates more similar to the 360



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Old 03/08/2018, 02:03 PM   #10
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BRS has them now

https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/aquar...roducts_030818


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So out of curiosity I downloaded the app. They have a spectral chart representing the channel intensity you choose. They have 4 main channels, cool white, violet/ royal blue, royal blue/ blue, and violet/Royal blue/ deep red so basically white, deep blue, bright blue and purple. Low power warm white and cool blue for the warming bar and moonlight. Looks like a really nice light on paper but I can not see it selling for that price from a company not known for lighting. Maybe if it was a bit cheaper and offered a better warranty.

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Old 05/20/2018, 12:52 PM   #12
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Agree love the light but not going to spend that kind of coin with out long term use from others similar to as Kessil has behind their back. Bringing a product like this (looks great btw) and coming to the market at the same price as a respected company like Kessil imo they'd need to come down in price to be a better option for those willing to be beta testers.


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Old 07/22/2018, 09:00 AM   #14
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Still learning and dialing her it. Its very different the Kessil regarding look of the light color itself and use. Over all its a solid light thus far.


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