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Old 03-09-2014, 02:19 PM   #1
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LED power

How many watts per gallon should I use to grow all corals? Mixed reef.

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Old 03-09-2014, 02:25 PM   #2
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Leds don't work in wpg. You will want high par values. That will allow for all corals to grow. Just as an example of how bad wpg is with leds ill use my light and the 120 watt eBay lights. I have a kessil 150 which runs at 32 watts, whereas the eBay runs at about 120 watts. Both over a 20 will grow sps. With mine I have less than 2 wpg and the eBay unit is about 6 wpg.
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if your gonna use wpg methods --- (halides - vho - ho .........)
4 wpg min for SPS the more the betterer
5 to 10 wpg killer ----
two 250de halides over a stand 55 gallon + chiller at that point
(thats about 10 WPG)
supplemental actinics is nice too!!!!!
right spectrums of course - for me - 14k phoenix

lps less wpg maybe 1/2 to 3/4 of the sps value
polys/softies maybe 1/2 sps values

LED = PAR --- not WPG

these are only my opinions
-- & not HARD CORE FACTS - by ANY means

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Will a IA NANO be good over a 14 biocube

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Yes it would grow whatever you want
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Ok thanks should I use it at 100%

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No. Start it at about 20 and then work it up accordingly.
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