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Old 10-24-2013, 05:34 AM   #101
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its also insanely hard to capture the true color of lighting. about 80% of cameras today will skew it enough that when you turn them on above your own tank, they wont even look similar
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So the full spectrum ones do they have more colors to them I thought I seen where Mrx said the blue and white a better then the ones with the red
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:35 PM   #103
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So the full spectrum ones do they have more colors to them I thought I seen where Mrx said the blue and white a better then the ones with the red
Google full spectrum led vs blue & whites, that's what I did learned a little.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:47 PM   #104
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I found this excellent example online!
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:26 PM   #105
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That's pretty accurate. I have both kinds.
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:58 PM   #106
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Dont mean to rain on your idea of full spectrum leds but I have a unit and I have the regular blue and whites and I would buy the b&w ones again before the full spectrum ones. They give the tank a weird purple glow which just isnt to my liking. And without the blues on the whites are actually kinda green and not very pretty in my opinion.

I thought the same as you do, why not try the best and have no regrets but I actually kinda regret buying them now. :-( Not that they wont do a great job with coral just visually they arent as great as you would think.

I;d save the extra money and spend it on some corals or fish instead.
I agree with Carey... I have two units one with full spectrum and one with just blue & white now I wish I would have them change the leds for all blue & white in the full spectrum unit.
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I have the reef breeders full spectrum with two reds. When the lights are set very low you see lil pinkish hue. When you turn them up it gives a clean look. I run them 40/60. Two different tanks both with them. One Tao on a frag tank looks good but I like the rb better. Whatever you decide you will love them.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:47 PM   #108
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I have the reef breeders full spectrum with two reds. When the lights are set very low you see lil pinkish hue. When you turn them up it gives a clean look. I run them 40/60. Two different tanks both with them. One Tao on a frag tank looks good but I like the rb better. Whatever you decide you will love them.
Thanks for the pics!
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What are y'all running for powerheads? I'm looking at the vortech mp40, quite expensive for one but it looks awesome!
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What are y'all running for powerheads? I'm looking at the vortech mp40, quite expensive for one but it looks awesome!
I am using the Jeabo WP40 a lot cheaper than the Vortech MP40 but some people are having troubles with them.
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