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Old 05-04-2013, 03:12 PM   #1
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Settings on your AI Vega

After drooling over getting an AI Vega for months i finally got one ordered this morning. I'm putting it on my Biocube 29. My question is what are your settings? How high should the lights be set for a 29?
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:44 PM   #2
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I love my sol's. settings very a lot on what your desires are. I have a 75 gallon and I have my controller limiting the lights to 55%. It took me a few weeks to find this happy medium since I don't have a PAR meter. But I've seen great results at this level. If you haven't gotten he controller I highly recommend it. Lunar lighting, coral acclimation, and thunderstorms have made all the difference in my corals happiness.
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I love my sol's. settings very a lot on what your desires are. I have a 75 gallon and I have my controller limiting the lights to 55%. It took me a few weeks to find this happy medium since I don't have a PAR meter. But I've seen great results at this level. If you haven't gotten he controller I highly recommend it. Lunar lighting, coral acclimation, and thunderstorms have made all the difference in my corals happiness.
Thank you that's the exact info I was looking for. Just a general idea of where to be. I haven't seen anything above about 55% so I just didn't want to fry my coral. If I set them all at about 50% do I need to do the coral acclimation setting?
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No. You can accomplish this by simply putting the corals lower than the desired location and slowly moving them up. The downside of the acclimation setting is that all corals in the tank are affected. It's one of those things that I use because I have it. What you don't want is to shock your corals. I'm lucky, many of the tanks my lfs has use LEDs of similar strength. Like everything in this hobby: take it slow and you'll be fine
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No. You can accomplish this by simply putting the corals lower than the desired location and slowly moving them up. The downside of the acclimation setting is that all corals in the tank are affected. It's one of those things that I use because I have it. What you don't want is to shock your corals. I'm lucky, many of the tanks my lfs has use LEDs of similar strength. Like everything in this hobby: take it slow and you'll be fine
Awesome, I will hopefully get it by next Monday. I received and email saying a shipping label was made. I can't wait to get it! I just wish they had the director out already!
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Let me know how they work for you when you get them
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Let me know how they work for you when you get them
They will be in tomorrow! I will post pictures when I get it set up. I'm sure I will have some questions as well!
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I run the Sol Blues at 90% white & 95% on the blues at peak.
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I run the Sol Blues at 90% white & 95% on the blues at peak.
What size is your aquarium??
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What size is your aquarium??
My DT is a 125 gal and I have a 112 gal (aprox, 6' x 3' x 10") frag tank I also run them on

I do things a little unorthodox, I have the lights on 24/7 (though at the low point it's one blue at 1%)
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