The Modified Black Box Thread

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Does anyone have an updated layout? With less 3500-7500k and the addition of 420nm, it seems to be a lot closer to the spectrum most of us are looking for.
 
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I just ordered 4 from “mars hydro distributor” on eBay. Their picture depicts two violets and similar layout to he viparspectra. A “mars hydro” distributor of mars aqua on amazon said they do have 420. If mine don’t, they’re going back. I’ll post what I get.
 

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I ordered 3 mars aqua. Suppose to get them tomorrow. Mine showed they had (2) violets and decreased the amount of 460s, increased the amount of 450s. I'll see when I get them. Also want to check what type of leds.
 

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This is what I've come up with for an updated layout from some of the pictures I've seen.

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Thoughts on this black box 1200mm (48") led layout? I'm thinking of using 4 of these 2 x 2 end to end to light a 8x2.5x2.5 mixed reef tank.
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Ok, got my lights in. How does the black sleeve and lens come off?
 

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My lights have SMD leds. How can you tell what each led is, blues?
 

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This is what I've come up with for an updated layout from some of the pictures I've seen.

Mars Aqua 2019 Layout.PNG
These are what they are showing in the picture. I ordered 4 and then got a message from the seller two days later saying they don’t really have 420 diodes on them. Guess I’ll wait and see.
 

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Not seeing anything but one type of blue in the blue (royal)
Reg blue in the "white" channel.
 

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Not seeing anything but one type of blue in the blue (royal)
Reg blue in the "white" channel.
Looks to me that the blue in the white channel is 470's. I can't tell if there are 420's in the blue channel.
 

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Sorry pics suck.
This what they advertise
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That's the old layout. You can tell quickly by the green and red. Most ads out there still have the old layout, old color count and old style led chip. The above ad has a mix of new and old photos so it's really confusing.
 

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first it's 12000K not 1200K.. ;)
I'm sticking w/ one color blue in the blue channel (450) 2 types of whites not 3..
460's in the white channel..
 

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I have been on the fence looking at mars or phlizon . I’m not really happy with the blue channel or the white for that matter. I like a lot of 450s on the blue side they are useing a lot of 470s and the whites are a bit yellow . They need to be more like 12000k not 3000 and 6500 .
I would hate to buy a light just to molest it . Would be nice if they would already be doing the changes .
I would split the blues to 430-450-470 and have some 420s even a couple of 490s on the white channel.
 
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