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Old 08-09-2010, 06:39 PM   #11
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Yea i just tint them enough to get a crisp white look.
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Yea i just tint them enough to get a crisp white look.
Ahh, but I love the blue tint look. I guess I will just have to be patient huh?

Its amazing how bright the whites are compared to the blues. 15% for the whites and the whole tank is yellow-white. Ick! With the blues at 40-50%, the yucky yellow is gone and in comes a nice shade of blue!

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I don't notice much if any yellow in my whites. Doesn't take much blue at all to get the nice 12K-14K look I like.
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I don't notice much if any yellow in my whites. Doesn't take much blue at all to get the nice 12K-14K look I like.
Hmmm...Thats odd...Maybe its just my eyes then.

I find it interesting that you dont have any corals that seem to react negatively to leds. Maybe that is evidence that all corals can do well when acclimated to the leds. My zoanthids seem to like being hit as hard as I can hit them with light. My other corals didnt like that too much. I will keep the lighting down for a week or two and then bring them up a bit more. Need to get that arduino project going. Make it do all that for me.

Anyone else here have leds?

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Im running Cree XP's on mine, aren't you using XR's? Wonder if it makes a difference. Document your arduino project well, im right behind you on that one.
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Im running Cree XP's on mine, aren't you using XR's? Wonder if it makes a difference. Document your arduino project well, im right behind you on that one.
Ahhh XP. Yes I am running XR. That could be the difference! I was afraid that XP could be too yellow since they are listed as being 5000k-8300k. Seemed with my luck, id wind up with all 5000k so I though the XR-E (listed at 6500k) would be a better bet. Looks like I bet wrong. Boo! At least the yellow goes away with the blues on.

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