The photos show a great looking freshwater tank composed of well placed rocks and woods. Unlike most of the freshwater aquariums commonly seen in local fish stores, this tank looks so natural like it was implanted from somewhere in the wild. With the installation of our 60cm Blaze series P model unit, we believe the plants planted in this tank will soon grow well to cover the gaps between rocks and woods and makes the whole scene even more natural than it is now.
The two photos above show the same tank under two different Illumagic lighting products. The tank owner is Matt Green, who is an experienced reef keeper from Australia who has some beautiful LPS corals in his 2ft tank. He had a Blaze series, M-60S on his tank (left photo), and he was trying to compare the ComboRay with the Blaze to see what difference a ComboRay unit can bring to his tank. The right photo shows the same tank under a ComboRay CR-60 unit. The LEDs installed from left end to right end are UV/Violet/Royal blue/UV/Cool white/Blue/Royal blue/Cool white/UV/Royal blue/Violet/Blue. As one can see from the two photos, the color tones of the tank are quite different. For that under a M-60S unit, the tank is more bright and the red color seems to be more pronounced. For that under the CR-60 unit with those LEDs installed, due to the dominant wavelengths ranging from 400nm-500nm, the light demonstrated a significant actinic effect on the corals and thus brought out more details. The condition of the corals under two lights all look good. It is not easy to judge which one is better. For those LPS corals, we believe that they will survive and grow for a long time under the CR-60. In our opinion, the completeness of light spectrum plays a more important role than the brightness.
The two photos show the latest condition of the 5.8ft long display tank in Ming-Chen shop of NKAC. As one can see from the photos, the rockscape of this tank is simple but unique. Unlike some reef tanks which are full of rocks, the designer used limited rocks to construct an aquarium space for dominant LPS and soft corals. It's really a masterpiece! We are also happy to see that all corals are in good condition.
Some freshwater tank owners may wonder if LED light can be used for growing water plants in their tanks. Let's see the video below which recorded the photosynthesis phenomenon in a freshwater tank located at a local fish store in Taiwan. One can clearly see numerous oxygen bubbles generated by the plants in the tank showed at left side. This tank uses two units of Blaze series Advance version M-120P. The video was taken 30 mins after the light being turned on in this tank. This is definitely a reliable evidence to support the feasibility of LED light on growing waterplants. (Photo and video are both offered by Cozer.)
The photo shows an elegant and neat freshwater tank with a dimension of 120cm x 45cm x 45cm. This tank locates in a local fish shop called "哲園水族" in Taichung city. The lighting source of this beautiful tank is a Polar version M-120P unit. As one can see from the photo, the light spread on this tank is quite homogeneous, showing no dead spot within the tank. The owner of this tank told us that he is very impressed with the vividness of the scenery brought out by this fixture. He also likes the color temperature of the light which is composed by 7,000K cool white and 4,000K neutral white LEDs in 2:1 ratio.
Videos of a gorgeous 3ft tank under two Polar version M-90 units
* Tank owner: Cozer, Tainan, Taiwan
* Tank age: >3 years
* Lighting system: Advance version, M-90S master+M-90C slave (Polar version)
* Lighting condition: W:30, B:255, UV:255, DIM: 50
In this LPS dominant tank, the colors of the corals are impressive under our LED lighting fixtures. The owner of this tank used to have a Blaze series CREE version M-90S unit (without optical lens). He decided to switch to the combination of Advance version M-90S master and M-90C slave units (Polar version) to obtain an enhanced light penetration and spread. According to him, he is really satisfied with this change and also the noticeable extension and growth of corals in his tank. The two videos below are the duncans and chalice in this tank.
4 X M-60S units on a 5ft tank in Taiwan
The left figure shows a 150cm (5ft) tank newly established few months ago. The tank owner temporarily used a 3ft traditional metal halide + T8 lighting fixture before switching to our LED lighting fixtures. The old MH fixture with two 150W bulbs could only cover about 60% tank area.
Four Advance version M-60S units mounted in parallel. One Master unit and three Slave units were connected by signal bridging cords.
The four M-60S units offered efficient light of high penetration as well as brightness which is comparable to the old MH fixture. This satisfactory result is obtained without further increasing the power consumption (92Wx4=368W for LED fixtures, 360W for MH+T8 fixture). The homogeneous light spread over the whole tank should be considered when comparing the two lighting options. At the similar power consumption level, our LED fixtures certainly defeat the combination of MH+T8 either on brightness or light coverage. Another noteworthy advange is that the light intensity and color are now programmable with the ALC system. Different scenes can be therefore obtained in this tank during the light period in a day!