Rapid led, opinions

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  1. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    I am currently running my 15g with a par38 50/50 10,000k 5 blue(not royal blue), 5 white, 2 uv

    Everything is doing well and some corals have grown/spread.

    I simply don't care for the colouration of the corals. Its very white looking in my tank and the colours don't pop.

    I was thinking of switching bulbs
    With a rapid les par38.

    Comes with 6 Royal Blue, 2 Neutral White, and 2 Cool White XP-E LEDs plus 2 UV LEDs!
    80 degree lenses
    Color temperature is roughly 17K to 20K

    Would this be a good option for better colouration?
     
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  3. PittsburghReefTank12

    PittsburghReefTank12 Flamingo Tongue

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    Sounds like it will look very good for coloration in your tank
     
  4. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    Any other suggestions
     
  5. PittsburghReefTank12

    PittsburghReefTank12 Flamingo Tongue

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    I own a Kessil A150W and the colors of my coral pop out amazingly. I would suggest getting one they are very impressive lights
     
  6. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    1 kessil won't be enough for my 15g. A kessil out here is over $300!

    I don't have $1000 for lights so looking for an affordable option which will give me good colouration. The rapid led is $100

    My 50/50 produces good lighting and growth but its really WHITE looking, the blue isn't royal blue and its only 10,000 k

    I figured the rapid led is royal blue and between 17-20,000 k.

    My issue is really not understanding led and reefs. T5 ho, metal halides all make sense but led just goes right over my head. lol.

    I really don't understand how many watts or kelvins are best with led.

    I know the cree led is best and 80 degrees is good, 3watt led are best...its the other info I over think.
     
  7. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    One Kessel would be more then enough over a 15 but if you are going to spend that kind of dough I would get the AI Prime. Wireless control and you could set the spectrum,intensity, and have sunrise, and sunset.I personally prefer a 10 k as it is a good balance of growth and color.
     
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  9. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    On a fifteen gallon tank you'll have to run the kessil or prime and a low intensity for awhile. That's a lot of light for that tank and your best options IMO
     
  10. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    Well then I will be keeping what I have. I don't $400 + for lights
     
  11. greatwhitetang7

    greatwhitetang7 Plankton

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    Ocean revive Arctic t247 .. Reliable and good color .. Remotes .. About 225 shipped with the goose neck .. 190 without .. Have a few buddies that run them .. And while they are definitely not kessil.. I own and recommend.. They are one hell of a bang for the buck and they are not cheapy China box .. The have good quality assurance
     
  12. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Go with the AI Prime. Lighting is something you dont want to cut corners on.
     
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