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Old 03-17-2014, 04:36 PM   #31
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Full spectrum DIY. Newly setup Neuvo.
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A sailfin in a 30? Yikes!
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A sailfin in a 30? Yikes!

He's not on there anymore. He was rehomed to a 250gal tank!
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LOL...ya gotta watch what pics you post

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I argued with my son, who is also a reef keeper, about the difference. I have the cheap Chinese blue/white panels on my main reef and RapidLED full spectrum fixtures on the frag tank. Also have the DYI full spectrum at the office. After living with them, I prefer the full spectrum. The reds pop better. And I have some pretty difficult corals growing under them pretty fast. But no science behind it, just observation. I would add I am not a fan of the blue look. As a diver, that's what everything looks like under 50' and I thought it was pretty boring looking until I would turn on my dive lights. Then the reef exploded with the yellows and reds. That is probably why I like full spectrum. I have a GARF purple bonsai that I always wanted to grow, growing fast now under the full spectrum. When it gets bigger I may frag it and see how it does under blue/white and if there's any growth difference.
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That's hilarious. But that patrol car isn't big enough for that yellow tang. Tang policing the tang police.
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Since corals don't use the blue and green I think it's just about PAR. X amount of PAR for X amount of time.
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Changing to LED

I tend to agree with that, but I also can't say that the full spectrum doesn't grow corals, because it does it just fine. I think the color pallet is deeper with the full spectrum. That is just a visual observation. If the various additional frequencies in the blue spectrum help with coral growth, that is something you need to see tested by a neutral source, not the manufacturer.

And corals that grow in 30' and shallower get a different spectrum than the deeper ones do. So these algae are pretty flexible as to the colors they absorb.
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Haha I agree. It was a gift to me from my girlfriend. And I had to do a lot of explaining to get him out!
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