After some consideration I have decided to order an out of the box LED unit instead of hanging a DIY over my rimless 125 gallon. I have the following units in mind.
1. AI Sol super blue unit. This unit would require the addition of a controller which I have already. I am a little concerned about needing to purchase an additonal bracket system as the cost of these should merit one being included.
2. Maxspect Mazzera P series. This unit can be purchased as a package system. The mounting rail can accept multiple units and is expandable. They incorporate 4 different types of LED's and use the new Cree XM-L lamps. The controller is included and it is wireless for all but one unit.
3. Ecotech Radion. Uses a more complete spectrum of RGB lighting to achieve what may be a more balanced and complete spectral field. Ecotech has a solid name and these are compatible with there battery back up system as well.
I think I would need three of the AI units, three of the Maxspect, and possibly 2 of the Ecotech units. I think cost is going to be comparable within a 150.00 each way on these. So for me it is about picking what is right for my tank and what I want to do. The tank is aquascaped with three smaller island configurations so no need for an across the board lighting scheme. I think having dimmer areas will be more dynamic for viewing in the case of this tank.
Any experieces with these products?? Please chime in