I finally did it! spent $500 on this new lighting system! The Aqua Illumination Sol Super Blue LED
I was trying to cut corner and being cheap when I first set up my 92 Corner. I bought the cheapest Metal Halide+T5 system available online at that time- The Odyssea from Aquatraders.com.
Don’t get me wrong, I got exactly what I paid for- not a whole lot of coral growth and not so pretty color.
So I then bought some LED system try to make the color “pop”
The color looked a lot better after that but the coral growth was still painfully slow.
So then I decided it’s time to step into the 21st century.
I first saw this fixture at the local aquarium store. They hung four Ai Sol super blue over their coral frag tanks and the color looked amazing. I then did some research and read some reviews online then decided to give it a shot.
Placed the order on Drs. Foster & Smith online pet supply store. The order was placed late Saturday night and even with standard ground shipping I received it Tuesday morning. I am very pleased with the shipping time.
The coolest part of this light is the ability to program sunrise, sunset, lunar cycle, and weather. So the controller is a must (see above). I will go over details of the controller and its functions in my next post.