Discussion in 'LED Aquarium Lighting' started by cody3819, Dec 19, 2015.
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What is the best Kelvin for all around growth with a mixed reef?
For LED lighting you want 3 watt leds 10,000k or higher.
What size of tank is the lighring for?
AI Prime lights are highly recommended for full spectrum lighting
Op already has the prime. Cody, don't set it to 10k. For growth and color I'd shoot for 18-20k. I'm sure there are people on here with the prime that can better help you. I'm running a halide/T5 setup with 20k halides and blue plus/actinic tubes. Running your prime at 10k will give you more algae than anything
Yes I do need help with this thing... lol. It just does so much, and I'm still somewhat new to the hobby. My prime will put out 20k should I ramp it up to 20k or just run it for 8 hours at 20k?
I have the prime and love it. And it runs at 12k right now.... but I want growth and I'm very new leds. But yes I highly recommend the prime, and it over a biocube 29.
I just set my spectrum at 20k 4 hour ramp up to 65% then a 4 hour ramp down...
You'll find the right balance of spectrum and intensity over time. You'll see what your corals respond too. Personally, I prefer color over fast growth. I think the corals look better under 18-20k. Once you get that prime dialed in you'll be growing and coloring up coral in no time!
Thanks for all the help. You have taught me a bunch over the past few weeks. And you are right I'm trying to dial it in... it just does alot. I'll get it.
Oh DSC, I have a Monti frag, will 20k be enough lighting for a spa coral?
If you want optimum growth and color 10k is ideal.The bluer(higher kelvin) the spectrum the more color you will get but less growth. Think of the corals coloration as a sort of sunscreen.Running higher kelvin means more uv so the corals produce more pigment to shield themselves.
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