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Levi
09-09-2015, 02:25 PM
The wife really likes the AI hydra 52 lights. I would need 2 of them over the 90g. My other thought was to buy 5 of the AI prime lights as it would be a cheaper option and would give me 5 independant controllable lights for east to west effect but also interesting lighting changes throughout the tank. I also have 2x 48" T5 lights that will be using Giesemann PowerChrome Aquablue Coral T5HO Fluorescent Bulbs that will be a total of 108w. Each of the AI prime is 50w and the Hydra 52 is 135w each.

2x AI Hydra 52 = 270w
5x AI Prime = 250w (saves $100)
2x t5 = 108w

Thoughts?

charleshardy5
09-09-2015, 02:44 PM
Well... Dunno how easy it would be to program 5 primes in a series. Prolly not too hard, but if it saves money I'd do it haha

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NightStar
09-09-2015, 02:49 PM
With the primes you can space them out and arrange them so you minimize/eliminate dark spots in your tank. Don't underestimate the value of that.

Levi
09-09-2015, 02:49 PM
I'm leaning towards the primes


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Just_Tim
09-09-2015, 02:55 PM
I also like the idea of maximizing the spread and being able to minimize shadows.

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Joe
09-09-2015, 07:54 PM
I think the synching of the primes and the ability to spread them PLUS saving money equals a win. The east to west light flow I think has benefits for the fish and corals. I know my mandarins always spawned on the west side as the lights went dim and I noticed my ruby red dragonettes do the same thing. Probably not a coincidence.

Levi
09-09-2015, 11:28 PM
Well I think the primes win it!


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Levi
09-10-2015, 09:06 AM
What about 3x of the Hydra 26? That's cheaper than 5 primes and more power output but no built in wifi controller so I would need a director etc.


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charleshardy5
09-10-2015, 10:29 AM
I dunno man. The built in WiFi on the prime is amazing and makes it that much more cost effective. Power output would be my only concern. How deep a punch you get with the prime vs other units. Dunno if the primes will put enough down to the sand?

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