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Old 10-17-2013, 12:43 PM   #11
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Gotcha, think I'm leaning towards the 165w and just running it at a lower setting. Like mr x said I don't want a pink tank and I think the 165w only has two of the reds as opposed to four. Plus it seems like it would be better to run a 165w at a lower setting than 120w at full power
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:06 PM   #12
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Not quite correct. The 120 watters are not really running at full power, as Ingy stated. These are 3 watt emitters that are not full throttle when at 100%, so you are ok there.
I don't think you need the 165 watt units at all. You could just swap out a couple of the reds for blues. Not that big a deal if you have ever used a soldering gun.
If you keep looking you can find the same thing with a different configuration. BTW, maybe you could contact the vendor of the 120 watters you posted and ask him if he will swap out a few of the reds for you....

As for a broader range of colors being better for aquarium inhabitants, that's not correct either. It's totally a matter of personal preference. either straight blue and white, or multicolored will grow corals just fine.
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:19 PM   #13
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All good advice mr x, thank you! So in your opinion all things considered you'd go with the 120w and either see if the seller can swap them out or do it myself? And if I have to do it myself where would I get the LEDs
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The seller could probably send you some if he won't do it himself, or RapidLED, or ebay...
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Great thanks
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:47 PM   #16
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I have fixtures with red LEDs and they certainly don't turn the tank pink. I personally like the broader spectrum lights.
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I have fixtures with red LEDs and they certainly don't turn the tank pink. I personally like the broader spectrum lights.
Well then, buy them, try them, and see how you like the 4 reds
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I might just buy the fixture and ask for or buy separately the extra blue LEDs and if I don't like the color swap them out
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They should be easy to change out. Mine has two reds and two greens. Frankly, it just warms the colors up a bit, no purpose other than personnel preference.

My main reef is just blues and whites, frag tank has the "full spectrum" lights.
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