AI users help needed

Discussion in 'LED Aquarium Lighting' started by arthur, Jul 4, 2016.

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  1. arthur

    arthur Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I have a 2 26 AIHydra. Bought that light few months ago. I keep tweaking % of colors and still not sure... What is the best combination % wise to bring the best of our Corals with that light? Thanks.
     
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  3. Zissou

    Zissou Fire Shrimp

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    so I literally just got a Hydra 26 this week and I am running the uv and the other blue channels at about 60, red and green at 18, and cool white at 21-25. You have the hydra so you know that with the HD you can max color scales with power from other channels. I am going to increase these settings over time so I don't fry my corals. That being said, I love the lights options and my corals are already responding positively. Go slow on ramping up, these things put out some serious power!
     
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  4. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    You shouldn't be tweaking on the higher end- corals are sensitive to changes in lighting, especially sharp increases. Start low, then bump them up slowly over a few weeks.
     
  5. arthur

    arthur Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I have them for like 4 months. I'm still with Blues at 60 and Whites only 21. I have a lot of SPS. I'd like to hear suggestions about best % to bring all great colors. I'm little disappointed so far. Can't find perfect set up.....working on it...
     
  6. insanereefer420

    insanereefer420 Fire Worm

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    Try setting one of the presets and working from there. Thats what i did with my ai primes. Indont have anythimg in it uet but i like the coloration it has given me. I started at 17500k wanted some blue loom but i still like the white as well.
     
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