I despise my AI Prime

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by NatalieMadison, May 28, 2017.

  1. NatalieMadison

    NatalieMadison Active Member

    If you don't have dedicated wifi do Not buy the AI Prime lights. :mad:

    I can't get the darn thing to connect to my Verizon wifi and it just gives me a continuous loop of can't find device. Aaghhh
     
  2. franklypre

    franklypre Member

    get in touch with the manufacturer and see if they can help, anytime you have an issue it's the best way to get help. I find most of the companies are very customer friendly and do their best to provide excellent customer service. Unlike many other markets our industry is lucky to be small enough where service matters.
     
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  3. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Definitely do contact them. I've had zero problems with mine. Just wish there was a way to shorten the goose neck a little.
     
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  4. NatalieMadison

    NatalieMadison Active Member

    @franklypre , @huntindoc ...I don't think the issue is the light, the issue is wifi connectivity. I need a manual option out here. We don't have dedicated wifi...no netflix, no online video gaming, and no AI Prime. The frustration over the last few years as more and more companies go smart tech has been teeth grinding!
     
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  5. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    You mean you have no wifi at all? The older AI fixtures could be controlled with a stand alone controller. I have one of those. It's exactly like what Cameron is running on his 90.
     
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  6. NatalieMadison

    NatalieMadison Active Member

    We use a tiny wifi travel router, a "Hot Spot" via netgear and hosted by the cell phone company.

    After searching the web forever, I finally found directions on setting up the AI device via laptop/pc instead of Iphone. Got it up and running is less than 15 seconds. Why wouldn't they just include these directions in the first place?

    The laptop is now my "controller", yay!
     
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  7. NatalieMadison

    NatalieMadison Active Member

    Next question, what is the best setting/graph for LPS and softies?
     
  8. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Well shoot, I didn't even think about that! I have always used my laptop for my controllers instead of my phone. Should be pretty easy to get running on your phone now that you're set up. I will say the Android app is not nearly as useful as the laptop version. I mainly use it to monitor and not to change settings.
     
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  9. NatalieMadison

    NatalieMadison Active Member

    It was 200 times easier to connect and identify the network. Yay!
     
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  10. NatalieMadison

    NatalieMadison Active Member

    Okay...I don't despise it so much now. :D
     
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  11. LJC6780

    LJC6780 Well-Known Member

    Good luck finding something! lol I think it depends on several factors. How high it is placed above the tank, size of tank, coral placement..

    I've had a hard time finding people to even show me their graphs for the Kessils too! I just mainly wanted to see sort of where to begin .. like how it was ramped up and down and sort of where the average person sets the strength and color.

    I THINK I'm getting closer to a good light schedule. I tweaked it quite a bit a week or so ago and just haven't loved it at some times of the day so I tweaked it a bit more today.

    I don't think most LPS and softies need too high of light so I would set it how you like the look and see how they react. If they are stretching a lot you probably need more light.. not looking happy may be too much.

    Sorry if that's not any help! Lol
     
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  12. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    I have no idea how good my schedule is but someone shared this one with me.

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  13. LJC6780

    LJC6780 Well-Known Member

    I'm so glad to see that I'm not the only one that keeps my lights on from like 8a-10p! I have mostly blues early and late too.
     

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