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Old 03-01-2013, 09:43 AM   #481
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Holy Shizzle!!! That'a a big tank!! I could scuba dive in a tank that big!
I have been in it with mask and snorkel before.
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:34 AM   #482
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I have been in it with mask and snorkel before.
You probably have to just to aqua scape it lol.. Some day!
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:09 PM   #483
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Hey Terrance, which optics did you get? 60, 90, or 120? I was thinking about getting 90's but maybe the 120's would be better. Nice tank BTW.

Thanks for helping me out. These full spectrum lights are what I want. They give a closer appearance of 14K up to a 20k or there 'bouts.
The 120 is basically using no optics. Im not using any optics.

Mr X, people have reported on other reef forum minor loss of certain (not all) coral color due to using only white and royal blue. IMO corals need small amounts of other colors to retain color (used for photosynthesis)

The newer reefbreeders LED has changed the LED colors - less red, whites have changed. They have a new option to DIY change the LED, which i will change. My pics show the old version.

I think if you request a certain LED color/layout (email Logan), then it might be free. Not sure though.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:18 PM   #484
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Terrance, I am using nothing but the white/blue units and have no problem with coloration. Their reports have more factors involved than just lighting, and many people are underestimating these units and bleaching corals. If they weren't getting enough usable light, they would brown out, not bleach.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:46 PM   #485
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I agree with x . I'm using a blue and white fixture over my 40 with no color issues at all with any of my corals. Imo the white and blue panels are a great light . I'm willing to bet they have other issues with their tanks causing the color issue.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:45 PM   #486
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Terrance, I am using nothing but the white/blue units and have no problem with coloration. Their reports have more factors involved than just lighting, and many people are underestimating these units and bleaching corals. If they weren't getting enough usable light, they would brown out, not bleach.
What % do you run yours on? I'm at 100% but I think I may be overdoing it. I just want to ensure my sps are getting enough light.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:35 PM   #487
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Its not bleaching im talking about. Some people notice colors are not the same after switching from MH/T5 to LED. There is growth, but the coloration is not the same for certain corals with only white and royal blue LEDs.
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I am using a multicolored fixture as well, and see no difference between the two, except I don't like the way the multicolored unit makes my tank look pink. The blue/whites are much crisper looking.
I have heard of corals morphing under LEDs, but I don't see it being a bad thing. When most of these corals are in the ocean, they are very drab, some completely brown. Under the much more intense hobby lighting, they change to the corals we know. It makes sense that the different intensities make them change color.
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Mr. X, do you run your units at 100% or are they turned down a bit?
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:27 PM   #490
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I bet there's plenty of spectrum in the straight blue and white lights. Otherwise, how would I be growing and coloring up corals? I disagree that the multi colored ones look anywhere near 20k. They have a pinkish hue to them. None of the Taotronics or similar fixtures look close to 20k.
Isn't perception, put simply, an opinion?

I was calling it as I perceived the colors to be. Not, saying Blue/White TaoTronics suck wind. These are just my preference. I also, wasn't even implying that one is better than the other, or grows or doesn't grow corals any better.

I do see the pinkish hue. I see tanks that run T5HO's with Fiji Purple bulbs running and this what the Reef Breeder lights appear like, (to me in the pictures I've seen). I hope to be seeing these lights in person soon. Then I will be able to make a definitive statement as to my true opinion.

Terrance, back to your tank and lights. I really do like it!

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