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Old 10/27/2006, 07:43 PM   #1
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Japanese Fiber Optic Aquarium Lighting

Interesting idea by Aqua Sun Marine (ASM) from Japan. You can see the huge LED Fiber optic ends over the aquarium.

Himawari Sunlight System:
http://www.himawari-net.co.jp/e_page04.htm

Sunflower (solar optical system)






12 eye "sunflower" condensing machine (XD - 50S/12AS type)
2 units we have established.


From terrace of apartment sunlight with optical fiber cable
We have transmitted to the tank room.



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Old 10/27/2006, 07:45 PM   #2
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Old 10/27/2006, 07:52 PM   #3
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Too cool.How much do these cost and where did You buy them?


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Old 10/27/2006, 08:04 PM   #4
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Imagine having one of these over your tank which doesnt add heat or increase the electric bill:




How does it work?








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Old 10/27/2006, 08:09 PM   #5
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How much are they?Do You have a link where they can be purchased???


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Old 10/27/2006, 08:20 PM   #6
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http://www.himawari-net.co.jp
This is their home page.How cool.Has to be very expensive!!


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Old 10/27/2006, 08:32 PM   #7
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Here's another reef tank using this technology:

The Akasaka reservoir tower

The first floor fitness room entrance floor - the tank is installed. Width 2, irradiating "sunflower light" to the tank of 050mm × depth 500mm, it offers the space of relaxation to the inhabitant.










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Old 10/27/2006, 08:54 PM   #8
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Wow, that is amazing!!!! The technology they are coming out with now-a-days is mind blowing!!!

Thanks for the pics Edward!

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Old 10/27/2006, 08:58 PM   #9
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Here is the site
http://www.himawari-net.co.jp/e_page-index01.html


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Old 10/27/2006, 08:58 PM   #10
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Awesome! I think that's the future of our reef lighting gonna be. Solatubes are getting popular in this hobby also but fiber optic lighthing...amazing. I wonder if it gives decent amount of PAR.

Btw invincible569, thanks for sharing this and your tank is simply splendid...Ive seen your thread somewhere.


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Old 10/28/2006, 04:16 AM   #11
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Freaking awesome!

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Old 10/28/2006, 10:20 AM   #12
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Rumored price is $10K and available in the U.S. in 07. Not sure how true that is though. Thats probably only for the product and doesnt include installation. You would most likely have to get someone who knows how to terminate fiber optic cable.


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Old 10/28/2006, 06:41 PM   #13
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If You go to the website it will give You the par on them


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Old 10/28/2006, 08:03 PM   #14
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That is really cool stuff. What can be better than using the Sun itself to light a reef tank. The growth must be awesome and the power consumption is very low. Although the systems are going to be expensive, the power saved on a very large tank might make them a viable option.


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