Compatibility with RKL?

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  1. Will Milberger

    Will Milberger Aggie Aquarist R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I just got a reefkeeper lite. How do you make the Mars or Chinese knockoff lite work with this? Example: moonlight, sunrise, sunset, etc. Do you have to bypass the switches? Or does it do this through the electrical plugs?
     

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    Unless there is a 0-10v control port on your lights and a VDM module, you won't be able to control with the RKL.
     
  3. Will Milberger

    Will Milberger Aggie Aquarist R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Ok, so some modifiaction is necessary.
     
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    They can be modified. I watched a YouTube video a while back when I thought about getting them for my 55 QT but after finding out none of them have UL rated power supply’s I opted to get a used set of SB’s that were traded in at the lfs. If your looking to go on the less expensive side I would save a few more dollars and just get the SBs that have the ability to control built in. Just my 2cents.
     
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    Will Milberger Aggie Aquarist R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Stupid question, what are SB's? At A&M, those were Sorority B*****s.
     
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    SB Reef lights
     
  7. Will Milberger

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    They still would have to be modified?
     
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    If you get the basic I’m not sure but 1 step up they are compatible from what I’ve heard. I have AI’s I’m not sure. @saltyfilmfolks might be able to answer that.
     
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    Yes. They need to be moded



    I don't know if the RKL is the same.
    I'd assume so.
     
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    I knew he would know! Thank you sir!!!
     
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    Haha.
    Anytime.
     
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    Okay, thank you guys
     
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