SPS LOVES THE INTENSITY By BBLINKS on 5/7/2012
BBLINKS would recommend this product to a friend
I have a 300 gallon sps tank with 12 units, I run these lights at 100% for 5 hours a day. Absolutely love them, sps colors amazing with good growth. I did start off with 9 units but went on to 12 units, most people with sps always warn you about the intensity of the light but if your tank is under 400w metal halide and you start running leds on 20 - 30% intensity I will guarantee your sps will start to take a hit(browning out) you should keep them on the same schedule as the metal halides and have 2-3 hours for ramp up and down(sun raise and sun set) but left them up 5-10 inches where the halide was for a while and slowly lower them down.
Amazing By Carlo on 4/19/2012
Carlo would recommend this product to a friend
These things are perfect. Whoever previously said under these reviews that SPS don't do well under these has other issues than lighting. My SPS, LPS and Softies grow like crazy and have AMAZING color. I would NEVER buy anything else. No heat and amazing colors!!
NEEDS MORE RESEARCH By H. BAGG on 4/18/2012
H. BAGG would recommend this product to a friend
It took 6 units before i could make 4 of them work properly, not a very good introduction to AI, but they have been working for a few months and My power bill dropped $55 per month every thing seems to be enjoying the new light, did some acro fragging and they skinned over in just a few days. still running less than 50 % .
Great for LPS, ZOAS, Be carefuls on SPS By Ray on 3/15/2012
Ray would recommend this product to a friend
I have had these for over a year. It took most of my SPS about 8 months to adjust. The fact is they are great for giving amazing color for the tank especial with zoa, acans, and many other LPS.
As far as SPS i don't think the technology is perfected yet. I do believe they will be way of the future for this coral just not yet.
Overall if you love softies and amazing florescent colors the only way to go is Aqua illumination.
Wanted to like it By Nathan on 3/1/2012
Nathan wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Bottom line is the product is made well and in theory is just awesome. I love the control you have but my corals didn't like the light. I spent 4 months trying to dial in the correct combo of intensity and time but my corals suffered the entire time. I finally went back to T5s and they are looking great again.
KILLER By Conor on 1/11/2012
Conor would recommend this product to a friend
I love these. The fully controllable option makes them ideal fro any reef tank. Also instead of that core Montserrat under your tank you can have just this with it's win bult in timers well worth every penny!!!!
great product By Jason on 11/23/2011
Jason would recommend this product to a friend
Excellent build quality and flawless performance. There is a reason the SOL is what every other LED is compared to. And with the recent price drop it now makes this lighting system even more desirable. One word of caution - these things are WAY more powerful than they appear. Acclimate your corals slowly or you will bleach them!
Very good quality By John on 11/10/2011
John would recommend this product to a friend
I like this LED very good quality with optional controller you can control how much light output you want.
great SPS growth By rburton on 4/9/2011
rburton would recommend this product to a friend
I got my Sol system from Aqua Illuminations in Feb. I still havent' been able to turn them all the way up. They are so powerful I had to leave them at 50% white 80% blue or my corals would bleach. the thunderstorms are interesting too.. you can program them to do anything - including following the moon phases with the night lights, and have a 30% chance of showers.. Love them