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    Hi

    The cost of the 70 lenses hasnt been confirmed im afraid but we expect this to be about 25 in the UK. In the mean time i suggest you stagger your existing optings to run 70/40 on each row i.e 70/40-40/70-70/40-40/70 as this will give you a little more spread and less spotting. The real issue maybe the height off of the water. I run 4 x SOL 40/70 staggered on my 106cmx106cmx71cm cube and have the bottom of the SOL's around 26cm off of the water with no spotting.
    I have just set this up a month ago,algae has nearly gone now.


    cab finished.jpg

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    Wow your tank looks amazing!

    Thanks for the hint with 70/40. I have seen this page http://www.theaquariumsolution.com/o...l-led-lighting before but it dont looks like that this change makes a big advantage. On your tank it looks quit good! I think its the position over the water that you dont see a spotlight effect.

    It is difficult to switch the lenses to 70/40-40/70-70/40-40/70?
    Did you have a tutorial for this?

    Thanks for your help!

    Regards,
    Sebastian

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    Hi

    Before mounting that way i mounted two unit up in a conventional way and the spotting was minimal, these were mounted at the rear of the tank so i could get in to aquascape hence why it looks brighter at the back. Height does make a difference to the spread.
    new scape 1.jpgnew scape 2.jpg

    To swap the optics is simple, remove the 4 unit screws, turn the unit onto its heatsink and remove the plastic case and rearrange the optics to suit. If in any doubt your retailer may offer this service for you. Where did you purchase the units out of interest?

    regards

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    Ok its sounds that it makes sense to test the 70/40-40/70-70/40-40/70 variant. So I will try it.
    When its not looks better for me, I know how to change the lenses and I can buy the 70/70 lenses from your shop.

    I bought my AI Sols from this shop:
    http://www.haus-riff.eu/
    I hope it was a good choice.

    Thanks and regards,
    Sebastian

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    Hi Tony,

    I have change the order from my lenses to 70/40-40/70-70/40-40/70.
    Now it looks a little bit better but the biggest advancement seems to be the position over the tank (the colors are much better at the bottom of the tank). But unfortunately Im on the maximum height position because otherwise the light goes over the tank edge and abacinate ("blends" I dont now the right word).
    Maybe I change the lenses to 70 and hope that the colors are better at the top of the tank.

    Best regards and thanks for your help,
    Sebastian


    ... and sorry for my bad english

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    Hi Tony,

    I have another question about your tank light construction.
    Can you tell me how you have built the light-bracket or can you make a picture of this?

    Regards,
    Sebastian

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    My rails were made from the orginal AI rails cut down and mounted onto Aluminium angle section with nut and bolts.The head of the bolt slid into the rail channel on the side before tightening.

    A picture of the rails before painting and completion.

    IMG_0981.jpg

    regards

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    Howdy Tony,

    thank you for the picture.
    And can you tell me how you have make your lamppost?

    regards,
    Sebastian

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    The stand is welded and i incorperated metal tabs on the back to take the pole with an exhaust clamp for a car. The poles are made of galvanised steel gas pipe painted in rubber paint.

    regards Tony

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    Hi Tony,

    is the AI Sol 70 degree lens kit - 8 pack now in stock at your shop?

    Regards,
    Sebastian

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