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I’m not seeing these available on their online store and no reply when I email them. Anyone know where these are available? Any country is fine, that’s what freight forwarding is for
 

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I’m not seeing these available on their online store and no reply when I email them. Anyone know where these are available? Any country is fine, that’s what freight forwarding is for
I’m not seeing these available on their online store and no reply when I email them. Anyone know where these are available? Any country is fine, that’s what freight forwarding is for
They are available directly from Giesemann
 

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I’m not seeing these available on their online store and no reply when I email them. Anyone know where these are available? Any country is fine, that’s what freight forwarding is for
Yeah, they are available on their own website (and several other European retailers) and giesemann can ship to the US.

I will be receiving the 1500 model in about 3-4 weeks. I’ll post my thoughts on it when I’ve gotten familiar with it.
 

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Yeah, they are available on their own website (and several other European retailers) and giesemann can ship to the US.

I will be receiving the 1500 model in about 3-4 weeks. I’ll post my thoughts on it when I’ve gotten familiar with it.
are these lights predominantly for sps tanks? Given the total wattage, atleast looks like .
 

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are these lights predominantly for sps tanks? Given the total wattage, atleast looks like .
Well, they are for maximum coverage and no shadowing. I guess that’s mostly attributed to sps tanks but that’s also good for mixed tanks. The T5’s are dimmable so you don’t need to crank them to 100%.

That being said I will use it over a sps tank.
 
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Well, they are for maximum coverage and no shadowing. I guess that’s mostly attributed to sps tanks but that’s also good for mixed tanks. The T5’s are dimmable so you don’t need to crank them to 100%.

That being said I will use it over a sps tank.
Shadowing part is well taken care of. Given the width at 43.5cm, i doubt how much liberty we can take to hang these fixture above water level without the lights bleeding out. I personally like the lights to be at minimum 12'' above basically for ease of maintenance and to avoid any water spray. At the same time that also gives a room for ramping up the lights if needed. My upcoming set up being 60cm wide i will need to study the hanging aspect a bit more.

Nevertheless, the fixture is super. Looks like Giesemann has gone all out with these!!
 

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Shadowing part is well taken care of. Given the width at 43.5cm, i doubt how much liberty we can take to hang these fixture above water level without the lights bleeding out. I personally like the lights to be at minimum 12'' above basically for ease of maintenance and to avoid any water spray. At the same time that also gives a room for ramping up the lights if needed. My upcoming set up being 60cm wide i will need to study the hanging aspect a bit more.

Nevertheless, the fixture is super. Looks like Giesemann has gone all out with these!!
I’m currently using the “old” aurora and it’s hanging around 32cm above the water, can’t say that I’ve noticed any problems with light spill. I’m fairly confident that it won’t be a problem with the V8 either.
The depth of the tank will of course also factor in. My current tank is 70cm front to back and the tank it’s going over is 80cm.

I’ll report back as soon as I’ve had some experience with it :)
 

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I’m currently using the “old” aurora and it’s hanging around 32cm above the water, can’t say that I’ve noticed any problems with light spill. I’m fairly confident that it won’t be a problem with the V8 either.
The depth of the tank will of course also factor in. My current tank is 70cm front to back and the tank it’s going over is 80cm.

I’ll report back as soon as I’ve had some experience with it :)
Right.. for 80cm front to back i dont think V8 will pose any light spilling issues even if taken higher. Mine is 60cm front to back, so i will need to give a thought.

Following your V8 review.
 

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