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Old 03-15-2014, 07:03 PM   #11
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2 of the fixtures Hank or I have. here are the ones I use-
New Dimmable 120W Aquarium Coral Reef Fish Tank White Blue LED Light Black Shell | eBay

As for your dull sps issue hank, what colors are you speaking of? I have read that potassium plays a part in bring out the blue in sps.

Thanks Mr.X ! I just ordered them today and they will be in on Tuesday! Since I'm switching from t5's what type of acclimation do I do?
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Switching to LEDs you need to be cautious. LEDs penetrate water MUCH better than units with bulbs. Start them off turned WAY down, and slowly turn them up weekly so you don't burn your corals to death...I did it by accident with my Radions.
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I have great growth out of my Radions, but am addressing a 'dull' color out of some of my sps and lps.
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Anyone ever measure their PAR when first using their LED to see what percentage's lost after the first 1st year 2 year etc?

The reason I posted the above is this from another thread below is what i read...Are you using the 1st generation Radion. Might be other factor as well, but the Par reading might be worth looking into as well.


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My LFS is an all-Radion shop and they have a significant investment in the Radions. For the first year or so the corals looked pretty darn good under them. In the last 6 months I have seen a decrease in coloration and overall, the corals just looked much duller.
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Could the 120w dimmable led grow anything on a 35 gallon tank 32" long 14 inch deep 18" high?
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We're getting kinda off topic here guys. Lets keep things on the OP's topic. For other questions, please feel free to start your own thread or PM. Thanks!
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