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Here are some pics I took this morning before I left for work.
 

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I’m gonna try this one and see how it goes.

 

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I’m gonna try this one and see how it goes.

That one looks like it’s keyed differently. I stumbled across those connectors when googling waterproof two pin connectors.
 
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That one looks like it’s keyed differently. I stumbled across those connectors when googling waterproof two pin connectors.
Got it yesterday, your right it has a small square on bottom. Goes in easy on one side, but other side gets stopped at bottom. Returned It
 
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Finally found a recessed lighting option online fits perfect.
 

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Did you figure out the flow? I imagine you want to avoid adding any pumps to the far side. Thats a challenge i see most ppl facing so I would suggest add a closed loop or 2 seasweeps with a high powered powerhead. That way you dont have to rely too heavy on those 10000+/hr pumps all coming from one side
 

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This could be one of the best, I'm really excited to be following this.

And Nice whip!
You know somebody is a "driver" when they've opted for a German over the Italian usual suspects.

If you don't mind me asking, what do you do?

I think it's evident that you're successful in what you do - do, I'm really inspired by people who are able to act smart and/or work hard to squeeze the potential out of life to enable joy and experience the finer things, congratulations!

I'm on my own journey to creating the best life for my family too, as a Software Engineer with a highly entrepreneurial mindset - I'm currently working on building from my own passions and aiming big, I turned 30 this year, I'm aiming to turn 35 whilst being able to look back proudly at those 5 years through my own 911 rear-view mirror.
 
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Scrapped the whole idea of recessed lighting option and went with mounting directly to ceiling.

Five A500X is blinding at 27% intensity at nearly 42” high of surface..not sure I’m gonna need all 15 lol.

For now I have the two 35 degree lenses on each end and three wider 55 degree lenses in middle.


Anyone else out there running more than 5 AX500’s ?
 

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Scrapped the whole idea of recessed lighting option and went with mounting directly to ceiling.

Five A500X is blinding at 27% intensity at nearly 42” high of surface..not sure I’m gonna need all 15 lol.

For now I have the two 35 degree lenses on each end and three wider 55 degree lenses in middle.


Anyone else out there running more than 5 AX500’s ?
Just how wide your tank is you'll want more. Lost of shading
 

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Scrapped the whole idea of recessed lighting option and went with mounting directly to ceiling.

Five A500X is blinding at 27% intensity at nearly 42” high of surface..not sure I’m gonna need all 15 lol.

For now I have the two 35 degree lenses on each end and three wider 55 degree lenses in middle.


Anyone else out there running more than 5 AX500’s ?
If you plan on growing sps all over your tank you will need all 15 as par will be lacking greatly with only 5 fixtures.
 
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I thought so too, but to the naked eye it is insane amount of light that 5x500’s put out. I can’t wait to do leak test and hopefully I’ll have some par numbers with just 5 500’s over tank. After I add row 2&3 would be intresting to see par numbers mounted so high 40”+
 
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