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Old 12-14-2013, 12:33 PM   #11
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Okay, that's doable. Can they be matched with a controller to get more refined effects? Or are just limited to dimmable?
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Just limited to dimmable. No controller. Basically, set the intensity and amounts of blue and daylight, and then put them on ordinary timers. You get what you pay for unfortunately. The good news is, you can grow sps on the sand bed if you like.
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Old 12-14-2013, 01:24 PM   #13
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Any preference for either one?
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Old 12-14-2013, 01:26 PM   #14
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I have both led's, the full spectrum as well as just the blues and whites. I find the full spectrum too purple for my tastes. There is no difference as far as corals, they will grow under either just fine. Its your preference.
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Old 12-14-2013, 02:28 PM   #15
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Thanks guys! Very helpful. I just bought the B&W versions off eBay for $320. It doesn't have the Current USA controller but I'm more concerned with upgrading and growing any corals I want.

I'd love to understand how you have yours set in terms of blue to white etc.
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I run mine basically the same as I assume you run your T5 fixture- blues come on first, then whites after a couple hours, then whites go off an hour or two before the blues do.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:29 PM   #17
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I run mine basically the same as I assume you run your T5 fixture- blues come on first, then whites after a couple hours, then whites go off an hour or two before the blues do.

Just got mine in and setting up tomorrow.

What percentages do you have yours set at? And I'm assuming you don't use then as moon lights
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Just got mine I and setting up tomorrow.

What percentages do you have yours set at? And I'm assuming you don't use then as monk lights

Set them very low and slowly acclimate your corals, you can bleach them very easily going from t5's to LEDs.
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I had mine at full power, but started them out much lower. On one of my tanks, I had only the blue running and it was enough for anemones and montipora. Set them low in the beginning. You will be surprised how well they penetrate....even though they may look similar to the lighting you replaced.
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How long should I plan to transition them to full?
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