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Old 05-10-2013, 11:26 PM   #121
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I am pretty excited. It is a really good price to light a 90 gallon for sps. It looks like it will have the same power consumption as my 2 bulb T5 HO I have in my 29. Can't wait for the new tank but I may miss this one a bit, if only the wife wanted 3 tanks.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:55 AM   #122
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I am pretty excited. It is a really good price to light a 90 gallon for sps. It looks like it will have the same power consumption as my 2 bulb T5 HO I have in my 29. Can't wait for the new tank but I may miss this one a bit, if only the wife wanted 3 tanks.
Don't tell her you have 3 tanks.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:15 PM   #123
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Yeah. I could try that but I think she may find out. I want a third but I would want a FOWLR and I would want it bigger that a 29 so I could add a snowflake eel and a dwarf lion. I think the reef takes priority though. It does help that our planted tank is "hers".

My fish are always happy on Saturday. I spot feed my lps with mysis shrimp and they love to clean up after. I only feed pellets or flake throughout the week.

Should I add another day of frozen in the middle of the week since they like it so much or is this good to keep them healthy?
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:24 PM   #124
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I actually feed various types of frozen when I feed. I use mysis, brine with spiralina, Prime Reef. I put nori on a clip twice a week and feed the coral with Coral Frenzy every 10-14 days. Everything seems to be happy.
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:12 PM   #125
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My lights came in today, I am supper excited but i won't have time to set them up until the weekend. I almost have finished programming my controller, it's taking me a while because I'm a little out of practice. I am interested to see how my soldering skills have kept up.
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:59 PM   #126
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The rapid led kits definitely are some assembly required but they sure are bright. I should have them hung today and can hopefully get a before and after pic posted.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:07 PM   #127
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I am looking at my tank under actinics only for the first time ever and it is amazing. Worth every penny, I can't get any good pictures because I only have cheap cameras. Here is a fts but you can't see much.

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I am very happy with them! And the shimmer that pictures don't catch is amazing.
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I added the ability to control the brightness of the blues and whites separately today. I am around 40% with the whites and 50% with the blues. Here is a FTS with the new ratio.

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Does anyone think I need to back the lighting down or is this good to start? I came from a 2 bulb T5 HO and now have 3 watt cree LEDs, 10 royal blue at 50% and 9 cool white, 1 red, 1 green and 3 UV at 40%. My coral all seems happy but I don't want to fry them.

Also how gradually should I increase the percentage until it is up where I want it?

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I added the ability to control the brightness of the blues and whites separately today. I am around 40% with the whites and 50% with the blues. Here is a FTS with the new ratio.

Does anyone think I need to back the lighting down or is this good to start? I came from a 2 bulb T5 HO and now have 3 watt cree LEDs, 10 royal blue at 50% and 9 cool white, 1 red, 1 green and 3 UV at 40%. My coral all seems happy but I don't want to fry them.

Also how gradually should I increase the percentage until it is up where I want it?

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Eric, it looks awesome (even with the cheap camera). Not sure how to tell you to ramp up as I have a combo of T5 and led.
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Black clowns from $40 and $60 sounds way overpriced. I'm in the wrong business...
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