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jeff690
04-18-2013, 04:34 AM
Been out of the hobby for quite a few years now and suddenly got some money to burn so I'm coming back.

I really like the new LED systems so I was wondering what is the best? I've heard a lot of good things about ai sol fixtures but after reading a few threads it sounds like they are lemons. What else is out there?
I dont mind paying money for good quality

subman
04-18-2013, 04:36 AM
If t you can afford them mitras are incredible

jeff690
04-18-2013, 04:44 AM
If t you can afford them mitras are incredible

And you like them better than the Ai sols?

msjboy
04-18-2013, 04:51 AM
kessils are nice ( more blue but that is close to nature and good for deep tanks).... check out reefbuilders.com for lotsa info.

jeff690
04-18-2013, 04:54 AM
kessils are nice ( more blue but that is close to nature and good for deep tanks).... check out reefbuilders.com for lotsa info.

Thanks for the advice. I will check it out

subman
04-18-2013, 04:56 AM
Over my current tank I've had Gen1 Radions, AI vegas and now the Mitras. I still run a vega over the frag section of my sump. In comparison between the Mitras, Radions and Vegas. The Mitras are substantially brighter have a larger spread and zero discoball effect. Now that I've had them for months I've gotten the programming where I want it and absolutely love them. If you ever want to come over and check them out just drop me a pm (if your ever around E-town)

jeff690
04-18-2013, 04:56 AM
I probably should add that I am building a 240gal 72x24x31" starphire tank
need a really good lighting setup for clams and sps

subman
04-18-2013, 04:59 AM
I like the look of the Kessil but I believe the require an external controller to adjust intensity, spectrum on/off. I may be wrong though. I do love the pendant look though.

subman
04-18-2013, 05:01 AM
I probably should add that I am building a 240gal 72x14x31" starphire tank
need a really good lighting setup for clams and sps

My tank is almost strictly sps now and one big clam.