New K7 V3 is now out :)

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Looks like a great option! I’ve seen the prior model of this light on a frag tank and was super impressed with the light and spread.

The separate controller being debated is here shouldn’t be that big a deal. It costs $69, makes the total cost of 1 light $319. An absolute bargain for 140 watts of tune-able LED light.

If you need 2 or more lights, the cost of the controller is split across the lights you need. For 2 lights for a 48” tank, the cost per light is only $285 or $569 for 280 watts of led light.
That does put it into perspective a bit more. I feel i have done a good amount of research into lights, maybe i need to do a bit more...

Im willing to admit when im wrong. And always remain coachable. Heck, when i got into the salt side of this hobby it was power compacts, t-5's and halides for lights. That was it.

I would also like to add that i really was not trying to bash anyone, just trying to give feedback on my knowledge as of now. I do not wish to come across that way
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I have 8 of the K7 V II’s, so too heavily vested to change at this point.

I will be picking up a new controller though.
 

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That does put it into perspective a bit more. I feel i have done a good amount of research into lights, maybe i need to do a bit more...

Im willing to admit when im wrong. And always remain coachable. Heck, when i got into the salt side of this hobby it was power compacts, t-5's and halides for lights. That was it.

I would also like to add that i really was not trying to bash anyone, just trying to give feedback on my knowledge as of now. I do not wish to come across that way
Chris.

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Chris - We always want people to question things, ideas, concepts in this hobby. I know you weren't bashing, you were questioning it and we love that.

Like Adam said, I am just the Distributor, trust me when I say this, I asked them 1000 times to make sure we have an App, but they felt it didn't need one for some reason or another. We hope this controller will make it more enjoyable to mess around with when adjusting settings, etc.

Please continue to question things, there is a lot of snake oil in this hobby to say the least, I have been in this as a distributor for over 20 years so I understand questioning things, I do it myself all the time. There are a lot of amazing lights out there, we are just trying to bring something that everyone can afford and be able to keep corals successfully. The rate of people dropping out of this hobby is sad, but understandable, it is not a cheap hobby, so when you spend a ton of money and things just die its frustrating to say the least. The initial cost of the controller does suck, but the good part is once you buy it, you can control 16 V3's with it, and if someone has more than 16 and needs another controller I will personally buy it for them ;) haha.

Ask any questions you have! We are introducing a 70 watt single puck in July, for those that don't need 140 watts (myself being one of them, as 140 watts over my 20 gallon is silly). I do love the blues and the new white we are using, the white in the V2 is BRIGHT, so I ran it at 1-2% max, but with this new one I can run a lot high % so the tank isn't a smurf 100% of the time.
 

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I'd like to add that there are only a couple reasons to alter the light settings. The big one is acclimation of new corals the other is for ramping. Other than those I think that people generally mess with their lights too much. Set the set them from the UV 380-410 to the Blue 470ish to get the best PUR/PAR for what your keeping at the depth your keeping them at. Then tune the rest of the spectrum to what your eye likes and throw the remote in a drawer. If you can do all that without a remote, even better.
 

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I've really been curious about these lights. Currently run two a360x's with two or3's on my 120. What would be the benefits of the k7's? Also, I'm currently limited to an 8 inch mounting height due to my canopy.
 

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Telegraham did a little write up on Instagram

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