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Old 12-17-2014, 11:44 AM   #1
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Best color spectrum?

I'm curious, what temp/spectrum do you feel is best for nems?
Would light in the 5500-7000K be good?
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Old 12-17-2014, 12:58 PM   #2
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I'm curious, what temp/spectrum do you feel is best for nems?
Would light in the 5500-7000K be good?

That's pretty white for sw, I'd want more blue to even out the spectrum.


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10-20k is generally what you want. I like a 14-15k look as it is a nice crisp blue/white look


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You want to use the same for anemone as you do corals. Here is a nice little PDF that DFS uses to break everything down for LEDs that should help.
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/media/...lorGuideSW.pdf
I prefer a bluer tank personally, but anywhere between the 10-20k range as bribo said is what you are aiming for.
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You want to use the same for anemone as you do corals.
Yeah, that makes sense considering it is the symbiotic algae that needs the light in both nems and corals, correct?
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Yes, it is called zooxanthellae...I think I spelled it right.

Edit: Yep, here's an NOAA article on the stuff.
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/educati...anthellae.html
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and I also assume it requires the more intense spectrum because of the light needing to penetrate the water and the coral/nem tissue. Does that sound about right?
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