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Old 03-16-2014, 06:13 PM   #1
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Changing to LED

After seeing many people talk about the 120w dimmable leds on ebay, i decided to buy them. I was just wondering if I should get the full spectrum or only the white and blue ones. Id like to have pics from you guys of full spectrum versus only white and blue so i can compare plz and thank you. I need to change both of my compacts so its a good timing to change to led
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It really doesn't matter, it's all preference. I could never find pictures of the full spectrum ones though.
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Allright i think il go with the White and blue ones. What intensity should i run them!
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For a 35g... You'll have to do trial an error. Pry less then 50%. Make sure it is 10-12" from the top.
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Allright imma buy them in the following days
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:19 PM   #6
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I have mostly blue and white panels but i do have a single full spectrum one. That one has a real pruple hue to it and in my opinion makes my water look cloudy even though its crystal clear. Blue and whites are really all you need to grow corals though, the extra colors are mostly for you and your preference.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:24 PM   #7
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Sounds like i dont really need the full spectrum. What i loved about led lightning was the blueish looks it gives. The white and blue will do just fine for me and ill run my blues higher than white to have the effect i desire thanks for the advice. Il finally have my head clear about not having the proper lightning for my corals
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Here is a picture of the full spectrum Zetlight on my pico. You can see the purplish color that was talked about before. IMO I think it looks good and I don't have not noticed a cloudy water Column . I also ordered the full spectrum LED off eBay yesterday so when in comes in I can post a pic or vid of it over my 60g cube


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I agree with Carey. I have a full spectrum and kind of gives off a cloudy look. But also gives off some really good colors. Some corals do need certain spectrums of light. You're fine with either one. And on my 30 I have mine at 45%
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I don't see the cloudy look mentioned. We have both kinds. Matter of preference, but I like the full spectrum look.
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