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Lighting and coloration


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I am a little curious if lighting as in 10k, 14k, 20k has affect on coloration. I see things posted saying it is under a 20k and when I try those same corals I either get different color, or the coral doesn't even make it. Almost any green I put in all starts changing to the same tone. Blue's seem to excell in both color and growth much faster than any other color. Maybe it is coincidence but now I am considering upgrading my lights, or at least adding to them but don't know what to do. I want to try and get the most out of my zoa's and such. My tank is 18.5 inches deep, 24 inches wide, and 20 inches front to back. I currently have a Viper2 150w MH 20k. Thanks in advance.

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Not much from me except hear-say. 20k lights are supposed to give the nicest color, and 10k the best growth. 14-15k is a medium of each.

 

I think that most people go for a mid-range, or have a 10k with actinic (VHO, PC or T5) supplements.

 

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Not much from me except hear-say. 20k lights are supposed to give the nicest color, and 10k the best growth. 14-15k is a medium of each.

 

I think that most people go for a mid-range, or have a 10k with actinic (VHO, PC or T5) supplements.

 

dsoz

 

wow, didn't know that. I run 14k right now and am very happy with my color. I wish my growth was faster but even if the stuff was growing an inch a month I would want more so ya know...

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