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Old 01/24/2011, 06:12 PM   #76
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The last part of the video show you how to program in expert mode, step by step.

Just in case if we are not talking about the same video, here is the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOACyN4AOS0


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Old 01/24/2011, 07:38 PM   #77
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I just purchased the AI unit. It didn't ship yet so tell me, I'm sure we all read the same material, why did you go Vertex? What other lights did you look at? What was the NUMBER 1 deciding factor.


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Old 01/24/2011, 08:09 PM   #78
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I'm not buying an AI because they look less appealing than others, I'm torn between Vertex and Sfiligoi Genesis....

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=1964095


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Old 01/24/2011, 08:44 PM   #79
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I also took another look at your thumnail post.. can you send me that program?
PM me your email so that I can send you the csv file for you to start.


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Old 01/24/2011, 08:47 PM   #80
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I just purchased the AI unit. It didn't ship yet so tell me, I'm sure we all read the same material, why did you go Vertex? What other lights did you look at? What was the NUMBER 1 deciding factor.
Two main reasons for me to choose Vertex: Better control and look nicer than the AI.


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Old 01/24/2011, 09:21 PM   #81
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Ahhhhh.. I did not sea that second video.. Very nice. You seem clear on this issue!


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Old 01/25/2011, 08:25 AM   #82
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After I got the fixture, it also took me some time to figure it out. Hope this video can help out new owners.


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Old 01/25/2011, 08:20 PM   #83
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Please take a moment and vote for my Vertex contest entry (ThePugFather)!

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Old 01/25/2011, 09:33 PM   #84
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What optics do the illumina fixtures run?

Anyone with info of the Vertex Illumilux fixtures?


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Old 01/25/2011, 10:48 PM   #85
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Kmu - I know my 200 series does not have optics. I like the look better than the LED setups that use optics, IMO better shimmer effect. I'm not sure about the 260 or the 200s that now use the Cree...sorry, didn't look into it, afraid I might want to upgrade. Hehe.


Anyone out there with this light have any of their micros in their tank go nuts? I have some crazy neomeris growing in my tank at the moment...I know nutrients are a contributing factor, and my tank is new, but just wondering if anyone with an established tanks noticed their macros loving it if anyone has them?


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Old 01/26/2011, 06:27 AM   #86
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What optics do the illumina fixtures run?

Anyone with info of the Vertex Illumilux fixtures?
None of the Illumina or Illumiux models have any secondary optics. Only the 120 degree optics that are on the diode from the factory.

You can find more info about the new Illumilux fixtures here

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Old 01/26/2011, 06:29 AM   #87
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Kmu - I know my 200 series does not have optics. I like the look better than the LED setups that use optics, IMO better shimmer effect. I'm not sure about the 260 or the 200s that now use the Cree...sorry, didn't look into it, afraid I might want to upgrade. Hehe.


Anyone out there with this light have any of their micros in their tank go nuts? I have some crazy neomeris growing in my tank at the moment...I know nutrients are a contributing factor, and my tank is new, but just wondering if anyone with an established tanks noticed their macros loving it if anyone has them?
It's your new tank, not the light...

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Old 01/26/2011, 10:00 AM   #88
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I got a 48x18x18 rimless mixed reef tank that is used to an ATI sunpower 6x54

Would 2 illumilux fixtures work for me?

I plan on a 48" Marino Bianco with 12 cree leds 7k and 12 cree royal blue 450nm, and a Marino Blu with 12 cree royal blue 450nm and 12 cree blue 470nm

This are 48 CREE LEDs with 120 degree optics for a 48x18x18 mixed reef tank


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Old 01/26/2011, 10:04 AM   #89
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I got a 48x18x18 rimless mixed reef tank that is used to an ATI sunpower 6x54

Would 2 illumilux fixtures work for me?

I plan on a 48" Marino Bianco with 12 cree leds 7k and 12 cree royal blue 450nm, and a Marino Blu with 12 cree royal blue 450nm and 12 cree blue 470nm

This are 48 CREE LEDs with 120 degree optics for a 48x18x18 mixed reef tank
I'd would think so. You have a very shallow and narrow (front to back) tank.

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Old 01/26/2011, 10:11 AM   #90
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I am also looking at this option but I think it depends to what you like to kep in this tank.
what is your bulb combo for the 6 x54?
I emailed vertex on Illumilux; they said on the illumilux the control is not onboard you have to purchase a PWM module from Vertex that is controlled via 1-10 V and can be connected to any controller that is capable of 1-10 v control.
In your case I would go for a 36" Illumina 200 if the budget is there.
This is what I am planning on getting for a 4' x2' x2' since my tank will have 2 small islands of rock only.
I saw the Illumina on a local reefers tank and it's truly amazing product and bright as hell, my opinion much brighter and more flexible than AI SOL blue.
Good luck with your light purchase.
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Old 01/26/2011, 10:21 AM   #91
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I am also looking at this option but I think it depends to what you like to kep in this tank.
what is your bulb combo for the 6 x54?
I emailed vertex on Illumilux; they said on the illumilux the control is not onboard you have to purchase a PWM module from Vertex that is controlled via 1-10 V and can be connected to any controller that is capable of 1-10 v control.
In your case I would go for a 36" Illumina 200 if the budget is there.
This is what I am planning on getting for a 4' x2' x2' since my tank will have 2 small islands of rock only.
I saw the Illumina on a local reefers tank and it's truly amazing product and bright as hell, my opinion much brighter and more flexible than AI SOL blue.
Good luck with your light purchase.
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My light combo was 4 ATI Blue plus and 2 ATI purple plus

How much does the Illumina 200 in the 36" run for? The 2 48" illumilux would run for around $900

How much is the PWM controller from vertex?


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I also had in mind going either with 2 48" illumilux or 3 36" fixtures...


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Old 01/26/2011, 11:18 AM   #93
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It's your new tank, not the light...

Cheers!

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Oh, I know a lot of it is my new tank but the stuff also likes high light...a lot of people wouldn't mind this stuff in their tank but can't get it to grow. All the other cycle algaes and stuff have run their course yet this stuff keeps truckin' on...just trying to isolate variables so I can get the upperhand on it.


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Oh, I know a lot of it is my new tank but the stuff also likes high light...a lot of people wouldn't mind this stuff in their tank but can't get it to grow. All the other cycle algaes and stuff have run their course yet this stuff keeps truckin' on...just trying to isolate variables so I can get the upperhand on it.
I know that micro's need powerful light to flourish but that can happen under T5's and MH as well... I would not necessarily attribute the growth to the LED's.

What are your tank's parameters?

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Old 01/26/2011, 12:06 PM   #95
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4 Blue plus & 2 purple plus! This is really blue!! No white bulbs?
If that is what you want then you should be fine with the Illumilux I guess.
I saw the Illumilux at Macna & they look great about 1" thick & maybe 2" wide!
Premium had it at their booth, from what I was told you can slide them on the side of eachother to cascade them, can be used with hanging kit or legs.
They did not know how much the PWM module will cost since will be released in March they said.
What are you keeping in this tank?
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4 Blue plus & 2 purple plus! This is really blue!! No white bulbs?
If that is what you want then you should be fine with the Illumilux I guess.
I saw the Illumilux at Macna & they look great about 1" thick & maybe 2" wide!
Premium had it at their booth, from what I was told you can slide them on the side of eachother to cascade them, can be used with hanging kit or legs.
They did not know how much the PWM module will cost since will be released in March they said.
What are you keeping in this tank?
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Its a mixed reef tank with a RBTA, GBTA, very few SPS, some LPS and a lot of softies like leathers, ricordeas, zoas...

Yeah I had in mind if I go with 2 or 3 illumilux I could slide them one on the side of each other and hang them.

Maybe a single 36" Marine Blu for dawn and dusk and 2 Marine Bianco for daylight.

I could start with one Blu and one Bianco and add a third one if neccesary


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Old 01/26/2011, 02:13 PM   #97
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Its a mixed reef tank with a RBTA, GBTA, very few SPS, some LPS and a lot of softies like leathers, ricordeas, zoas...

Yeah I had in mind if I go with 2 or 3 illumilux I could slide them one on the side of each other and hang them.

Maybe a single 36" Marine Blu for dawn and dusk and 2 Marine Bianco for daylight.

I could start with one Blu and one Bianco and add a third one if neccesary
Sound good, please keep us posted, what controller are you using?
I think Profilux and Apex have 1-10v.
Although you don't have to dimm them I guess can have the blue come on first then white
Pictures please when you get them.
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Old 02/19/2011, 12:15 PM   #98
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Hi,
I buy a vertex illumina sr 900 for my new aquarium. Update firmware but in the led panel first modul is not working properely when the make thunder effect its closed and it is not open what is the problem and how can downgrade the firmware.


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Old 02/19/2011, 02:11 PM   #99
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Ok i solved problem when firmware update 2 options first necessar update second complate update so if you complate update all modules updatable so make complate update


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Old 02/20/2011, 09:33 AM   #100
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I need an extra opinion. I have a custom rimless 40 breeder being built. The plan is a mixed reef. nothing too hard to keep. Mostly "Nano" livestock. Not sure which light to get. I want to limit light shining outside of the tank so I may get the 24 inch. Will this be enough coverage? And which model? Is the 260 worth the extra money?

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24 or 36 inch?
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