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Old 06-09-2013, 03:12 AM   #1061
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That makes sense. I know deep ocean photographers like you would even use full spectrum lights to capture the colors of the deep.
I should post some pictures of corals at 30' with and without flash. Big difference. Down even deeper, there is only blue light. Yellow goes first, followed by reds then even greens.
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I find that most of the dull looking corals we hear about with these fixtures are from lack of proper acclimation. IME, it takes months to get a coral to color up to it's full potential under these particular fixtures, no matter if you use a RB or similar fixture with multiple colors, or a straight blue and white one.
Some LPS just can't handle the fixtures at full strength. I am growing montipora and keep anemones under a Tao fixture with just the blues at about 80%. Turn it up any higher and the anemones hide.
Even going from one LED unit to another, potency differs.
I have a 250 watt halide fixture set up over one of my sumps with a 20k lamp in it and The same corals look 100 times more colorful and more florescent under the Tao units I am using.
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:06 AM   #1063
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I was just looking around and I found these. What do you all think? http://www.saltysupply.com/mobile/default.aspx#P7526
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That link isn't working for me. I'm on a PC.
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:59 AM   #1065
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I was just looking around and I found these. What do you all think? Salty Supply Inc. Mobile
That link requires you to register and give them your personal information before you can open the pages. You must be a salesman lol
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:11 AM   #1066
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That link requires you to register and give them your personal information before you can open the pages. You must be a salesman lol
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:23 AM   #1067
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I should post some pictures of corals at 30' with and without flash. Big difference. Down even deeper, there is only blue light. Yellow goes first, followed by reds then even greens.
I'd like to see it. I have done snorkeling in the narrow reef but not deeper than 10 ft.
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The SOLs are very good LED fixtures. Pricey, but they will do the job, and have a lot of extra doodads to keep the kid in us satisfied....
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So I have a seneye meter that reads kelvin lux and par.. What colors in lux should I be looking for then under my 50w floods?
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:46 PM   #1070
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Here is an example of the Powerchrome Spectrum. You notice that it has 3 emphasized colors which are blue (400), yellow/green(550) and orange/red(625). This is the graph you wanna see when you buy your fixture or lights. The LED fixture should also include similar graph showing which colors are more prominent. If your meter has a wavelength selection then you can read the intensity of each color. In the example graph, the green is not emphasized. That is why some fixtures will include green LED to give more realistic appearance in your tank.
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