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Opinions on Chihiros RGB please

Kezzab

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Hi all, I'm considering an upgrade for my 90cm (https://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/stig-of-the-sump.48558/).

The current lights are a bit of a bodge. Id like something better looking and that gives a nicer spectrum for viewing.

Considering 2 x 45cm Chihiros RGB plus hanging rail. Avoiding the 90cm chihiros because website says it doesn't like being dimmed, and id like that flexibility.

Any experiences/views before I part with cash?

Thanks.
 

Zeus.

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Changed my NEW CHIHIROS A-SERIES PLUS AQUATIC AQUARIUM SUPER LED LAMP a451 for a
CHIHIROS RGB 45-SERIES and it worked fine with the TC420 iam using, only had the RGB a few weeks so still early days, but the colours are deeper than the A-series, but that is to be expected, but it wasnt a massive difference in colour but it was there

I assume you have already checkout the
[The power of light] :thumbup:
 

Nigel95

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I really love my chihiros rgb. Good quality for the price. I thought it would be to blue for my taste but no... I have a more expensive daytime unit which they say here is pretty good quality. I like my chihiros rgb more in terms of how the aquarium looks to my eye. But so far I have no tc 420 on it so fish do get scared a little when the lights go on/off.

my tank with chihiros rgb
https://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/nigels-forest-scape-128l.50219/

If I would need to buy another light right now... I think I would try the twinstar s series.
 

David Hewitt

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Hi all, I'm considering an upgrade for my 90cm (https://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/stig-of-the-sump.48558/).

The current lights are a bit of a bodge. Id like something better looking and that gives a nicer spectrum for viewing.

Considering 2 x 45cm Chihiros RGB plus hanging rail. Avoiding the 90cm chihiros because website says it doesn't like being dimmed, and id like that flexibility.

Any experiences/views before I part with cash?

Thanks.

I am pretty sure they are saying not to use their dimmer with the 90. I don't think it's rated for the amp draw of the light.

You could get the 90 and try an aftermarket dimmer rated for higher amperage, or hack a tc420 as described here.
 

IoannisB

Seedling
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10 May 2018
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Greece
Hi all, I'm considering an upgrade for my 90cm (https://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/stig-of-the-sump.48558/).

The current lights are a bit of a bodge. Id like something better looking and that gives a nicer spectrum for viewing.

Considering 2 x 45cm Chihiros RGB plus hanging rail. Avoiding the 90cm chihiros because website says it doesn't like being dimmed, and id like that flexibility.

Any experiences/views before I part with cash?

Thanks.
According the Chichiros Company you can use the dimmer.
I am very confused about that
Screenshot_6.png
 

IoannisB

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I am pretty sure they are saying not to use their dimmer with the 90. I don't think it's rated for the amp draw of the light.

You could get the 90 and try an aftermarket dimmer rated for higher amperage, or hack a tc420 as described here.
Can you suggest how much amper should be?
 
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