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Orphek PR-3 MR16 Aquarium LED Light Review

Orphek PR-3 MR16 Aquarium LED Light Review

I have been testing Orphek’s PR-3 LED Spots for some time now. I’m a big fan of having some LED spots for reinforcing PAR values over specific corals or for lighting up those dark corners. So first of all lets look at the spot itself. It consists of three 1W Orphek Power LED™ generation 2 emitters – two white and one blue.   As you can see the great thing is that the PR-3 is a standard MR16 format:   This … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, LED Lighting

Fluval Edge Aquarium DIY LED Upgrade

Fluval Edge Aquarium DIY LED Upgrade

I recently setup the Fluval Edge as a Planted Tropical style aquarium. It quickly became apparent that the standard lighting wasn’t really up to PAR though. Especially in the corners. Here is a picture of the tank with the original 2x15W halogens taken at the same camera settings as the upgrade below. You can see that some of the plants have already become quite leggy. I looked at several upgrade paths – most people simply upgrade the … Read entire article »

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LED Dimming

Job for today done! Moved the GHL to the nano cupboard which is in between the two running displays. I can run pH, Cond, temp and plugbar on the old system and… …finally I have dimming control of the LED lighting on the lagoon. Oh how I missed my clouds. Will need to rewire the old system up on a timer for the T5s. The lighting control cable isn’t long enough… … Read entire article »

Filed under: LED Lighting, Seagrass Lagoon Biotope