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Old 08-16-2011, 09:43 AM   #241
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Like I said, some of mine got smaller and crinklier, a much more textured surface and they reproduced quite quickly, so they must be healthy. My best guess is the PAR is higher and they don't have to deploy as much surface area as they did.
Yeah,..I remembered you mentioned that before,..so I was prepared for it possibly happening,.....so far it's only happened to one rock and a couple of individuals on a nearby rock,..( my cheapest mushrooms too )..not really a big deal so far,..but we'll see what happens in time. How long would you figure it'll take for all the corals to have fully acclimated to their new light source ?
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A week or two. I should think that is long enough.
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:40 PM   #243
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A week or two. I should think that is long enough.
....we're pushing a week now and everything looks great .., very pleased with the purchase .. (so far...)
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:38 PM   #244
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a few observations concerning the LED's in the last few days,.....as I posted in another thread,...a lot of my mushrooms are actually bigger and healthier looking under the LED's than the t5's, ...and as stated earlier, but a few have swiveled up a little too,...pretty interesting to watch things unfold,...a rock containing a bunch of green polyps have started to swell and stock outwards too,...beautiful to see.
I also have notice that I haven't got near the amount of nuisance algae on the glass either using these lights... :- ). ... I'm also switching my salt mix from the cheap coral life blend to the red sea pro mix simply because of all the added corals ,..who knows what tomorrow may bring but that's my report for today....
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a few observations concerning the LED's in the last few days,.....as I posted in another thread,...a lot of my mushrooms are actually bigger and healthier looking under the LED's than the t5's, ...and as stated earlier, but a few have swiveled up a little too,...pretty interesting to watch things unfold,...a rock containing a bunch of green polyps have started to swell and stock outwards too,...beautiful to see.
I also have notice that I haven't got near the amount of nuisance algae on the glass either using these lights... :- ). ... I'm also switching my salt mix from the cheap coral life blend to the red sea pro mix simply because of all the added corals ,..who knows what tomorrow may bring but that's my report for today....
Funny the way different organisms react in different ways just from a light source
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I might postulate that the led lenses focus the energy more efficiently downward onto the reef and the glass sides get less light than they did.
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I might postulate that the led lenses focus the energy more efficiently downward onto the reef and the glass sides get less light than they did.
....Greg ,..that's what I like about you,..you're a good "postulator".. Lol.....makes sense too me,..but whatever the reason,..I like it!
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Funny the way different organisms react in different ways just from a light source
Hey Ryan how you doing these days???..... Yep,...I'm enjoying the whole atmosphere of what's going on ,...nothing like seeing and doing things for yourself ,..i think my personal experiences on this endeavor might help someone else who's following along but can't quite make up their minds yet,..mr x was talking about the LED's on another thread and even HE seems to be getting interested in them too..,but cautions about buying the cheapies for a reef set up,..the ones I got were pushing a grand really closely ( you could buy a six pack with the change.. !!! )
...but that's just what it is,..too soon for the judge to put down the gavel yet but I like what I see.
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Hey Ryan how you doing these days???..... Yep,...I'm enjoying the whole atmosphere of what's going on ,...nothing like seeing and doing things for yourself ,..i think my personal experiences on this endeavor might help someone else who's following along but can't quite make up their minds yet,..mr x was talking about the LED's on another thread and even HE seems to be getting interested in them too..,but cautions about buying the cheapies for a reef set up,..the ones I got were pushing a grand really closely ( you could buy a six pack with the change.. !!! )
...but that's just what it is,..too soon for the judge to put down the gavel yet but I like what I see.
I am doing great Dary you?? I always say you get what you pay for so a grand for a light and six pack you should see it from the moon and the six pack might get you half way lol I seen some of the 998$ + LEDs really nice fixtures and for that price I am sure they will work great

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I agree that there are many bad units out there. Some are not even wired right. But the technology is brain dead simple from an electronic point of view. There are bargains out there, and those are what I am using because I am basically cheap. I researched it a lot and found a supplier that I am happy with...so far. I have gone for many, many 1 watt LEDs, rather than fewer higher powered parts. Dary has a more sophisticated fixture than mine are, so I guess it was a bit higher in price. I hope Dary has a good experience as well. Anyone using these should post their experiences with both good and bad units, as well as how a broad selection of corals respond. They decrease in price every year, so soon, they will be the predominant light source just from an economy/environmental impact. MH and T5 isn't going anywhere, but for many they are too much expense and trouble.
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