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Old 02-27-2013, 12:43 PM   #451
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I don't know why the pics are so purple, it doesn't look this way in my living room...
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:02 PM   #452
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I don't know why the pics are so purple, it doesn't look this way in my living room...
That would be because your camera see things differently than you and I. You may need to try using a different white balance setting on your camera or correct it with your editing software on your computer. Depends what you're using. My iphone takes great pictures... when the light is white or outside.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:14 PM   #453
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Ya I have my wb set at 10000k but these LED's are probably what 12000 or 14000 k. I don't think my Nikon goes that high.
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Ya I have my wb set at 10000k but these LED's are probably what 12000 or 14000 k. I don't think my Nikon goes that high.
Try pulling out some magenta in your color balance or hue saturation. If you have those adjustments available.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:09 PM   #455
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about 2 months in.

Coral growth - yes and most noticable with my sps. LPS love them. My hammer, frogspawn, galaxia, ect have all now adjusted and are open and colorful.
Algae growth - no. I have significatnly less algae with my LED's than with my T5's
Heat issues - None
Power consumption - I'm saving about $30 a month from this time last year. I'm down 2 kwh's a day compared to last year and pre chirstmas. The only thing i've changed in my house is my lights. My wife is thrilled...lol
Noise - No, fans are silent.

Issues - I "think" the bright light stressed out my dwarf lion and I've had my first real ich outbreak. I didn't loose any fish and it's gone now (for now) but I think the change in light intensity did have an effect on it.

Light sensitive coral aren't thrilled with the new lights. I have a nice green/orange lobo and even on the sand it's fading on the tops of the polyps. My mushrooms hated them so I moved them to a shady area under rock work and they've opened up again. My finger leather is half the size it was with T5s and doesn't seem to want to open up again. All other coral (I have about 30 kinds) are doing fantastic. Its just about finding the right spot for everything...

Still super pleased with these units and highly recomend them...
These are the reef breeders? Your tank looks great the sps looks like there flourishing.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:21 PM   #456
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I'm using the 125w (2 of them) dimmable LED units from ebay. Basically the taotronics but some other guys brand. I got the red/green/white/blue lights but I don't know that the red/green are needed. That big green acro has been in my tank 2 weeks and every branch has new growth on it. The small purple one was a brown stick of dying coral in January and everythign you see is new growth, it came back to life and sprouted all that since I got the lights.
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Thanks the new growth is wild!
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:47 PM   #458
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I can't wait to see what you're gonna do with 8 fixtures! One tank?
The ones I got are roughly 300w each, 2ft long.

Need a lot of em bc my tank is 800 gallons.
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Take pics when you get them please. Do you have a PAR meter?
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Take pics when you get them please. Do you have a PAR meter?
no PAR meter.

will take pics tho.
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