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Old 12-25-2012, 03:22 PM   #11
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Sps will grow under blue and white leds but youll never achieve the best coloration of an sps without uv
So u basically saying wat just posted. If your issue is my wording of "add" vs " brings" out coloration . I am ok with that.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:00 PM   #12
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Blue and white works fIne for Sps. Uv is only really adding coloration .
Guess im confused what you were saying what i was saying is blues reflect the colors a coral already has what a uv does is cause that coral to gain more color in its pigment and eventually without uv an sps will turn brown may take e lil while but sps absolutely must have uv an sps should look amazing without actinic not brown blue leds can make an ugly coral look as if it has color then turn off the blues and they look like a turd lol when turning off the blues an sps should not look brown all im saying is this sps must have uv i grow propagate and sell sps coral i have sps only tanks and one has only blue and white leds and every acro in there has lost its color dont look half as vibrant and all tanks are on same water system i believe op was asking about uv and sps imo absolutely
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:33 PM   #13
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Guess im confused what you were saying what i was saying is blues reflect the colors a coral already has what a uv does is cause that coral to gain more color in its pigment and eventually without uv an sps will turn brown may take e lil while but sps absolutely must have uv an sps should look amazing without actinic not brown blue leds can make an ugly coral look as if it has color then turn off the blues and they look like a turd lol when turning off the blues an sps should not look brown all im saying is this sps must have uv i grow propagate and sell sps coral i have sps only tanks and one has only blue and white leds and every acro in there has lost its color dont look half as vibrant and all tanks are on same water system i believe op was asking about uv and sps imo absolutely
Im probably not explaining it right lol example woild be get an acro thats browned out and put it in a tank with blue and white leds only its gonna grow but its gonna stay brown tips may get small amount of color put the same acro in tank with same leds but with addition of uv the acro will turn to the color in which it was meant to be for example blue or green or what have you ive saved a few brown acros one turned green with blue tips and green polyps from brown under uv hope this explains what im saying sorry for confusion or misunderstanding
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:20 AM   #14
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Decided against the DIY route since I found these units. A local coral company around my area uses an old fixture but puts all new 3w LEDs in the fixture. It has two dimmable switches built in with a programmable timer as well! They won't be ready for another week but stoked to see what they'll look like.

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I'm sort of against hanging things from my ceiling so if anyone knows of a different fixture or DIY I can hang these from I'd appreciate it!!
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:54 AM   #15
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Hey let me know how the LEDs work out!!


You could make a nice book shelf above your tank and hang the lights off the brackets ^_^i have seen a few people do it and it looks good.
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Hey let me know how the LEDs work out!!

You could make a nice book shelf above your tank and hang the lights off the brackets ^_^i have seen a few people do it and it looks good.
I like the book shelve idea but my tank on an angle.

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Old 12-28-2012, 12:23 PM   #17
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Hummm.. Maybe build a hood for your tank and hang them in the hood.
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Yeah I think that is the only other option I have other than hanging them
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Here's the new LEDs

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I have hung mine from wall like this if it is any help just an idea
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