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Old 02-24-2014, 09:42 AM   #11
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That light says "soft coral reef" I've never seen that. The 1 watt LEDs would lead me to believe that light won't grow much, probably have anything below the half way point in your tank reaching for light
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:30 AM   #12
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I think I'm just going to go with the full spectrum led light.

Mr. X I'd like to be able to grow whatever I want. I currently have a green hairy mushroom and tubbs blue zoa in my 10g that I will transfer over. Past that I haven't done much planning in regards to specific corals.
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The ebays will allow you to grow whatever you want, you'll have to dim them though.
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:54 PM   #14
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Looks good! It is the epistar chip not the bridgelux, just incase.
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Yep, that will have to be dimmed way down. I can't believe they say it's for a 20 gallon tank.
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So I'll hook up the day time lights to one timer and the moon lights to another, correct? Then just leave the switches on and dim them appropriately? How do I know how much to dim?
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Correct. I would start them at about 20%. you will have to look at your corals and judge how much to turn it up, unless you have a PAR meter, and even with one of those you aren't going to get an accurate reading with LED. If your corals turn brown, they need more light, if they bleach, too much light. Shrivel up, less light, swell to increase surface area-more light.
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Good to know....thanks!
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