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New to the marine hobby

PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:35 pm
by Anthonys434
Hi everyone,

I am new to the saltwater world. I have a 29 gal sumpless setup at the moment. Thinking of adding a sump in the future. I plan on getting a Reef Angel in the near future. I am going to be using the 165 watt black box led lights modified to work with the reef angel. Would it be best to go with the RA+ analog to control the lights then get the dimmer module latter on to control the wave makers and pumps?

Thanks much.

Re: New to the marine hobby

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:53 am
by cosmith71
Welcome!

I don't know much about the black boxes, but if they take a 10v analog dimming signal then that's what you need.

The dimming module is a no-brainer. It will put out 5 or 10v, analog or PWM.

--Colin

Re: New to the marine hobby

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:31 am
by Anthonys434
Thanks. What is the best way to control the jebao rw series wavemakers?

Re: New to the marine hobby

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:36 am
by cosmith71
10V analog or PWM. Ditch the Jebao controller and use the RA Jebao cable.

Re: New to the marine hobby

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:11 pm
by lnevo
10V analog will do the jaebo or the blackbox. If you have one of each your fine without the dimming module :)

Re: New to the marine hobby

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:27 pm
by Anthonys434
Won't both dimming ports be taken up by the separate blue and white channels on the black box led?

Re: New to the marine hobby

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:22 am
by lnevo
True but you could also dim them simultaneously from one channel if looking to save some cost.