AI prime 16 HD Freshwater
  1. Prime 16 LED Freshwater Light - White Body - Aqua Illumination
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    Prime 16 LED Freshwater Light - White Body - Aqua Illumination
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    Prime 16 LED Freshwater Light - Black Body - Aqua Illumination
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  3. Prime LED Hanging Kit - Black - Aqua Illumination
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  4. Prime Flex Arm - 12 Inch - Aqua Illumination
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In this episode, Thomas walks us through one of the most cost-effective lighting options for marine planted tanks and what's inside the box to obtain a warmer and tropical macro algae-dominated reef tank.

The Light

Macro saltwater tanks look their best when they grow under lighter and warmer LED colors. The AI Prime 16 HD Freshwater has a broad spectrum that focuses on the photosynthetic health of macroalgae in both planted reef tanks, and freshwater planted tanks. The AI Prime light fixture is one of the industry's top leading contenders in Reef LEDs and has significantly improved tanks dedicated to growing macroalgae. Aside from being sleek, compact, easy to customize, it has proven to be the best bang for your buck. 

When mounted on a macroalgae-dominated reef tank, the light has a 24x24 inch spread, 13" above the waterline. Nevertheless, you still have a significant par rating on the outer edges (PAR 63), the center (PAR 156), and a total average of PAR 94 overall. If you have a significantly smaller cube tank, you will want to choose a mounting option that will allow you to get the light fixture closer to the waterline to minimize light spill. Please note: If you mount the fixture closer to the waterline, this will result in higher PAR numbers, but you can conveniently lower them through the AI app.

Mounting Options

You can conveniently pick up the Aqua Illumination Prime LED Hanging Kit to suspend the light from your ceiling or wall bracket, which often results in the best spread possible for your macro algae reef tank. We also carry the versatile Prime Flex arms in 12 inches and 18 inches, allowing you for further flexibility and closer mounting. In this video, Thomas favors the Aqua Illumination Prime Led Tank Mount for its easy adjustments and because of its superb aesthetics. 

Spectrum

The AI Prime Freshwater LED light has six cool white diodes, four warm white diodes, two blues diodes, one photo red diode, one green, and a moonlight diode. The variety in colors provides a broad daylight spectrum with solid peaks in both the blue and red configurations that allow the yellows and greens to create a complete, balanced spectrum to enable the macroalgae to pop. So if you like a shimmer to your tank, the AI prime freshwater LED light is right up your alley.

The App

The added convenience of having the AI Prime Freshwater light is that you can control the light directly through your smartphone utilizing the AI app. You can customize your lighting schedule to your desired spectrum, intensity, sunrise, sunset, and moonlighting. Or you can follow AI's easy setup guide for an even easier configuration. It's such a convenient tool regardless of your hobby experience.

 

In The Box LED Specifications:  Specifications:

AI Prime Fixture

Power Supply

Screen Removal Tool

Quick Start Guide

6x Cool White

4x Warm White

1x Photo Red

1x Green

2x Blue

1x Moonlight

Available in Black or in a White-colored fixture

Dimensions - 4.88" x 4.88" x 1.34"

Power Consumption - 55W at max power

Power Cable Length - 20 Feet