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Hydra Aquatics Retina I LED Fixture

Hydra Aquatics Retina I LED Fixture

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Hydra Aquatics Retina I LED Fixture Information

  • Designed for a frameless aquarium up to 8mm glass.
  • 9500K full spectrum white and blue LED combination
  • Light unit lifts up to allow for easy maintenance on aquarium.
  • Over 50 watt equivalent of light output by 12 white and 8 blue LEDs.
  • No weak little LEDs and none of those plastic reflectors to focus light. Simply pure, bright, raw power!
  • We do not recomend looking into the light, may cause temporary retina burn.
  • Samsung-Made LEDs
Dimensions: 5.75" x 2.00" x 0.875"
Bracket opening is about 0.5"
Weight 1lb 7oz

  • Hex wrench
  • 3mm foam padding

Hydra Aquatics Retina I LED Fixture

Hydra Aquatics Retina I LED Fixture Reviews

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led light

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 9/8/2012 from PLYMOUTH, IN UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Overall nicely made light. The only drawback is it only pivots up and down, so if you have to mount it off center, that's where the majority of the light is going to be. I have an 8 gallon saltwater with a few corals and mushrooms. So far they seem a little more open. I wish you could leave the blue lights at night as well. I miss being able to see into the tank at night.

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Great Nano Light

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 4/29/2012 from SPRINGDALE, AR UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: Overall, this light is excellent for nano tanks (12 gallons or less). I went with metal halide lighting on my last tank and it was too bright. So, I wanted a little par reduction without compromising aesthetics with a rigged up fixture for a par 38 bulb. This little LED fit the bill. Just be certain to place SPS corals high in the tank directly underneath the light. Without optics, the par value quickly lowers the further away the placement. Enjoy.

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Well Built

Reviewers Rating Average

Posted: 10/1/2011 from OAKVILLE, CANADA
3.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: This light is built like a tank, all metal construction. Very zen looking. As for light output, it is about appears to be about 60% - 75% of the light from a 13w flourescent. I would suggested 1 light per 5 gallons. Over my 8.5 gallon the lighting is dull.

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Retina 1 Review

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 9/30/2011 from HUMBLE, TX UNITED STATES
3.5 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: This is a very well made product, it is by no means a substitute for a halide fixture that would clip on a small reef tank. When I say small, I mean maybe a 12" Cube but no more. The LED's are bright but 50 watts or the equivilant is a big stretch. I wanted it for a Mr. Aqua 7.5 gallon bowfront nano reef, it does not produce enough light to cover 18". The fixture itself is very well made and that is why I purchased it. I mounted 2 stunner strips down either side with double sided foam tape and wire ties, its spectacular. Ultra bright and low profile. If you are doing a 3-5 gallon nano reef or planted tank, this is a great purchase, If you want to light up a reef in a 20" cube forget about it and spend some more money

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Nice Light

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 6/28/2011 from GARLAND, TX UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I like how the light is setup. It clamps neatly on the back of my nano tank, and I believe it has enogh light for my 7.5 gallon Cube. I believe it would work well for anything up to 20 gallons, for small type coral stuff. mushrooms, zoas.. possibly more.. I had to reset the lens seal when i first got it, however, I like the sturdiness of the build. It looks elegant enough to recieve a "zen" comment from a friend. The light color is more of a whitish blue, and the LEDs provide "shimmering" water, similiar to MH's.

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