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Old 12-08-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
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Aqua illumination Vega

Just curious if anyone else has these light fixtures. I just got two of them the other day and wanted to know what percentage intensity you started them at and how high off the water you placed them pics included would be cool.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:33 PM   #2
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Also interested in anyone's performance reports of these fixtures.
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Am I the only one with these awesome fixtures?
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:02 PM   #4
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If this is your first LED fixture, you should always start at a low intensity regardless brand and type of fixture, or your coral will start melting like ice. If you had MH, you can start at about 30% intensity and start to adjust to 80% within 1 week. Most people run AI Sol for 80% so I would assume Vega would be the same. I know someone running full SPS tank crank up their AI SoL 100% in a long run.
If you switch from T5, you should start it lower like about 10 to 20% and move up to 50% in a week and then move it to 80% in couple weeks.
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If this is your first LED fixture, you should always start at a low intensity regardless brand and type of fixture, or your coral will start melting like ice. If you had MH, you can start at about 30% intensity and start to adjust to 80% within 1 week. Most people run AI Sol for 80% so I would assume Vega would be the same. I know someone running full SPS tank crank up their AI SoL 100% in a long run.
If you switch from T5, you should start it lower like about 10 to 20% and move up to 50% in a week and then move it to 80% in couple weeks.
Good info. The LED may not look as bright (lumens) as your T5's but are putting out a lot of PAR. Almost everyone I know has bleached a coral when changing over. As said above, start out slow.
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I went from 4 t5 to radions and burned all my coralline death since I didn't lower the intensity right away since I under estimated how efficient LEDs are at penetrating the water column. My radions are at about 55% power in an sps dominant tank.
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Yes I started them at 10% and notice the coral responded positively so after 3 days I turned them up to 15% whites blue royal blue green and red. Also the new Vegas have uv LEDs in them. I was also wondering how long to wait in between of raising the intensity.
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I would do about 5% increase every day and if you see coral are fine (polyps are out) then change to 10% per day and so on
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I would do about 5% increase every day and if you see coral are fine (polyps are out) then change to 10% per day and so on
You would go that quick after going from a 4 bulb t5 fixture?
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You would go that quick after going from a 4 bulb t5 fixture?
I wouldn't. I would make the changes over a period of a month.
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