White LED Percentage

Discussion in 'LED Aquarium Lighting' started by chris adams, May 10, 2015.

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What percentage do you run you White LEDs at during peak day schedule?

  1. 0 - 10%

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  2. 10 - 20%

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  3. 20 - 30%

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  4. 30 - 40%

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  5. 40 - 50%

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  6. 50 - 60%

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  7. 60 - 70%

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  8. 70 - 80%

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  9. 80 - 90%

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  10. 90 - 100%

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  1. chris adams

    chris adams Purple Tang

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    What percentage do you run you White LEDs at during peak day schedule?

    Seems to be a wide variation and I know it depends on corals, depth etc but interested. Also follow up with tank size, dimension, and corals types in comments

    Light Brand and qty "tks for that thought Billme"

    My setup
    It2040 over 30gl Innovative 15" from top water and 33" to bottom.

    I recently reduced my whites from 65% to 55% peak 2 hrs of day.
    Reason I reduced is some of the Acros like my Joe was more white in middle than green(blue tips popped in color). They look great I just like the coloration at lower setting.
     
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  3. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    I transition to all white during the middle 2 hours(about 5-6 pm). Tank is 2*2*4 feet. Lightly stocked mixed reef and a 5" clam. Running 2 Kessil 360's.
     
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  4. chris adams

    chris adams Purple Tang

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    tks Bill. This could prove useful to alot of people who use leds so I hope people chime in. Next time someone gets Kessil 360's at least they have a reference to what an experienced person was running them at.
     
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  5. RHorton

    RHorton Pajama Cardinal

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    I run my whites for 5 hours at 50%.
    Tank is 29 biocube 1 ft 8" x 1ft 3" x 16" high.
    mostly sps some lps and a few softies.

    costume leds rapidled biocube kit
    30 rapidled crees led's
     
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  6. Pickupman66

    Pickupman66 Tassled File Fish

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    the data collected here will be pretty flawed. each light fixture is different. on my Lumentek pro, I run my whites at 30 and blues at 50. on my old system, i ran white at 75 and blue at 90.
     
  7. Sataly

    Sataly Coral Banded Shrimp

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    True. I run my Chinese panels at 80% white and 65% color. great growth and colors
     
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  9. chris adams

    chris adams Purple Tang

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    I do agree there are alot of factors to take into consideration. That is why if people list there equipment and info then it will assist those looking for info in the particular light they are running. So with that said I will update my 1st post and list my info "duhh"

    Any knowledge gained is good knowledge!
     
  10. jeffp1

    jeffp1 Plankton

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    running two reef radiance 165 P+ on a 90 gallon. 20% Whites and 65% Blues. Lights are 6 inches off water. Slowly ramping up every two weeks. Great Growth with SPS and LPS both.