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How Do You Choose To Run Your LEDs?


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I'm curious to hear how everyone runs their LEDs, what percent intensities and color ratios, etc.

 

1. Size of tank and dominant coral type

 

2. Color Ratio and number of LEDs

 

3. Percent intensity per color channel

 

4. Distance of LEDs from top of tank

 

5. Tank depth

 

6. Length of "lights on" period and any ramp time

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#1 10 gallon, softies, a few LPS

#2 not sure its the Ocean Revive ArticT247 with 48 3watt leds

#3 channel #1 set to 10 (whites) channel #2 set to 25 (blues)

#4 14" from top

#5 12" deep

#6 on for 11hrs no ramp time

Seems to be ok finally. If anyone has any suggestions let me know. I think I will be lowering again since my mushrooms are moving :P

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My setup:

 

1. 60 gallon SPS, LPS dominant

2. 48 x 3 watt Rapid LED DI kit w/ 24 royal blue, 8 semi-UV, 2 green, 2 red, 12 cool white.

3. Intensity - 66% blues and 51% others

4. 8" from top

5. 19" deep tank

6. 11hr on with 2 HR sunrise and 2 HR sunset. 45min delay on non-blues

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It's interesting to see the variations in setups. I started with a higher intensity and had to work my way down because corals lost a bit of color. Since lowering, they have colored back up.

 

When I had whites and blues closer to equal intensities, I saw a bit more brown algea growth. Lowering white helped since algea prefers that spectrum over blue.

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1. Size of tank and dominant coral type
93g (30"x30"x24") - Mostly SPS, with others mixed in throughout (zoas, blastos, scolys, acans, plate coral, pagoda cup, etc). 
2. Color Ratio and number of LEDs
2 Ocean Revive Arctic S026's, 
3. Percent intensity per color channel
Front unit running roughly 75% white 80% blue, back unit running roughly 50% white 60% blue. 
4. Distance of LEDs from top of tank 
5.5 inches off the water. 
5. Tank depth
24"
6. Length of "lights on" period and any ramp time 
No ramp, they run 8 hours. 
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