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Old 02-26-2011, 09:59 AM   #31
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You'll bleach everything in the tank if you go 100%. I have 4 Sol Blues on my 120 and they are incredible and extremely powerful so you will have to start very low and work your way up. I'm only running mine at 40% (tamk is 26"s deep) and find it to be plenty of light.

On another note, Apogee PAR meters are not measuring the blue spectrum of the light correctly (read an email correspondence on another forum from Apogee to the member) from the blue led's so the resulting PAR reading is actually much higher then indicated on their meter so proceed with caution as blue light penetrates the water better than white light so bleaching is still very possible if your settings are more towards the blue side.
What brand light fixtures are we talking about I want to take a look at them
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:22 AM   #32
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What brand light fixtures are we talking about I want to take a look at them
Aqua Illumination Sol Blue.

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Would these have the strength to do sps near the sandbed
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Would these have the strength to do sps near the sandbed
according to this page they do-
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Do these fixtures have to be run with the remote control and how high should I have my two fixture because I'm building an acrylic stand for them and my tank is 48 x 18 x 24
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If you don't have any type of controller they will run at 100%. Get the controller with the lights, it's worth the 70 some odd dollars.
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Ordering light in about a week I'm getting one super blue light
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Is it true that the super blue led isn't as strong as the white
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It is correct a correct statement that the blue LEDs reach deeper into the tank than the whites. The whites usually aren't high enough intensity and balancing them out with the blue is a challenge for us reefers.

I found the AI Sols to be too blue for me.

PUR is a better way to talk about LEDs when it comes to coral propagation. Unfortunately very few manufacturers talk about this. It is what is important to our corals. Lots of light put out PAR but if there is very little PUR then our corals won't do well.
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what difference does it make what the source of the light is? you only consider photosynthetically usable radiation when talking about LEDs? why?
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