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Old 12-19-2012, 04:09 PM   #1
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Hello i have t5 lighting (2x 10k 2x actinic) running on my 40g breeder tank, im thinking to change my light to (aquablue ati 15k 1x - blueplus high PAR 2x - purpleplus ati red-blue color 1x), is it gonna affect the growth or health of my corals?
My corals: red weslo brain coral, frogspawn, hammer, pipe coral, gSP, birdnest, gorgonian, zooanthids, red mushroom, . Thanks
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:47 PM   #2
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The color will change, but it shouldn't make a ton of difference in PAR readings for your coral. I would think it would be comparable to what you are currently running.
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The colors will change a bit, but health and growth will not affect?
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I am not going to say it will have 0 effect, but there should be little to no noticeable effect. You aren't changing the photosynthetically available radiation by much, just lightly shifting the color temperature of the light - but the new color temp is still within the range usable by zooxanthellae algae within your coral's tissue.
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Ok make sense..thank you so much...
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