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Old 01-19-2014, 08:08 PM   #11
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What's the difference between 120w and 165w? Would 120 be better so it won't burn the corals?
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:09 PM   #12
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Depending on what you keep of course. I had mostly soft and not very light needy corals and they just fried. But if you had sps or something that requires more light then you'll be fine. I ended up going down to like 10% power on both white and blues and slowly every few days upped it by like 5%. I am now back at 50% and the two or three corals I have left have adjusted. Just have to get whatever corals you have used to the new light slowly.
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Not too sure about the 165w ones. I thought for a few seconds about going with them but it seemed to be too much light. lol It might have to do with the leds' and what the drivers are pushing the power at. The 120w ones have power going through at like 3w I think each led. If you upped that to 4w you might have the 165w unit. So not entirely sure where the extra light comes from.
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Cool thanks for all your help
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good luck! Post some before and after photos after you get the new lights.
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