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Old 12-01-2011, 09:39 PM   #3211
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i thought those were colors in the natural spectrum of light so therefore would be beneficial. I could be wrong though lol just sounds like a good idea
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:56 PM   #3212
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exactly i can see mushrroms not needign so much of a spectrum as they are usually in low reefs where more red is filtered out but for SPS in the shallower areas less red yellow nad green are filtered out so i think they would benifit more from a full spectrum
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chances are, every bulb that lit your day and night today were full spectrum. that means there is a little bit of everything in them. having red and green lamps over a reef aquarium however, is completely unnecessary. there is enough spectrum in our daylights to feed our photosynthetic creatures. the rest is all for show.
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I saw those lights today on marine depot's website today. They look and sound really awesome. I'm so confused on which way I want to go on lighting right now!
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:42 PM   #3215
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I saw those lights today on marine depot's website today. They look and sound really awesome. I'm so confused on which way I want to go on lighting right now!
+1 I'm joining this crowd of confused lighting students
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Old 12-03-2011, 04:02 AM   #3216
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what are you confused about when it comes to lighting we'll try to help you out. although different people have different opinions about different types
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what are you confused about when it comes to lighting we'll try to help you out. although different people have different opinions about different types
Which only adds to the confusion
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:34 PM   #3218
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No expert on lighting but from what I have read the reds and uv do help in sps growth not so much on lps. Those radion's are supposedly great I have seen them at an lfs on there coral tank. The colors pop.

The lights I went with also have the uv and red in the fixture. 36 10k white, 34 454 nm blue, 8 630 nm red, 8 410 nm uv, and 4 6500k white.
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No expert on lighting but from what I have read the reds and uv do help in sps growth not so much on lps. Those radion's are supposedly great I have seen them at an lfs on there coral tank. The colors pop.

The lights I went with also have the uv and red in the fixture. 36 10k white, 34 454 nm blue, 8 630 nm red, 8 410 nm uv, and 4 6500k white.
Do you have a link for what you got?

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