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Old 10/28/2019, 11:59 AM   #1
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Thinking about upgrading my LED Lighting

I currently run a pair of Ocean Revive lights over a 4 foot 75 gallon Mixed reef. I have them customized so that they do the sunrise sunset dimming as low as possible and shut off with a relay. They are going on 5 years old and I think I want to get something a little nicer but not top of the line. My favorite lights are the Ecotech Radions but they are double my budget of about $800.

I am 100% positive that using the BRS T5 retrofit kit (https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/t5-ho...-lighting.html) with my pre-existing OR lights will yield great results. But some of the things I dont like about my OR lights though all purely cosmetic.

- I have them on a homemade dimmer and they dont dim to off. I have to use relays to turn them off
- I hate the blunt transition from blues to whites on and off.
-I dont have individual color channel control
- Non cosmetic I would have to fab a light hood to fit the OR's and T5's which may be a pain.

Doing some more reading around I found the noopsyche k7 lights, I would probably do 4. With the controller and brackets thats in the $800 range. Looks like they do individual channel control and Sunrise/Sunset. The controller looks like it sucks though. I am also seeing some mixed reviews on quality and support.

I found another light that I think I may be sold on, but not so many reviews. My favorite lights in the hobby are the Radions and Rapid LED has some G3 clones that look very nice! The Rapid LED Corona. The app looks very easy to use and they have individual channel control. A pair would be in the $800 range and I could still add some T5's later down the road.

Anyone have any input?



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Old 10/28/2019, 05:09 PM   #2
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I have 6 of the Noopsyche K7 Pro IIs that are waiting for tank to be setup before they are put into use. I spent a lot of time reading on them, and got a great deal, so I decided to give them a try. Controller is crappy as you said, but it does work, and will allow you to program lights 100%. Unfortunately they will never have a cell phone app, but as long as controller can do what it needs to, I am ok with that. They have 2 official distributors in US now, and they are active on the other forum, so getting help if need be shouldnt be an issue.

Not sure if you looked at ReeFi LEDs. I think that 1 ReeFi Duo Extreme should be enough for your tank. There is a really big thread on them on the other site as well, with test results and so on. There is also a coupon to bring price down by $100 as well "ReeFiLove"


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Old 10/31/2019, 12:46 AM   #3
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I actually bought the Coronas a while back, but they could not get them to work on my frontier WiFi. They are only controllable from WiFi, so wouldn’t work for me. They are good lights though, and I know a commercial coral farmer that uses them. Ended up with Radions instead, and just tonight installed aquatic life t5 hybrid to go with. I think the noopsyche look pretty promising and have some good mounting options as well


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Old 10/31/2019, 05:43 PM   #4
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So I ended up getting the Reefi. I used the money I saved to get a PAR meter can’t wait


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Old 11/08/2019, 09:21 AM   #5
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You’re using a single reef fi on a 75 gallon tank?


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Old 11/08/2019, 09:30 AM   #6
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No, I got 2, I actually just now picked them up from the UPS store


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Old 11/08/2019, 03:57 PM   #7
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Please do post up what you think once they are up and running. They look quite promising.


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