AI Prime HD+ Lighting Schedule Questions

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  1. Garrett3

    Garrett3 Member

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    Hello all just recently purchased an AI Prime HD+, and am completely lost with the lighting schedule. Open to any suggestions or pictures of other users schedules. Also another question I have is I've noticed on some peoples' lighting schedules, there is a zig zag or up and down throughout the peak of the day.. what's the reasoning for this? My tank is a 16G Biocube, with Frogspawn, Pulsing Xenia, zaoanthids, a florida ricordea, and more to come.
     

  2. nautical_nathaniel

    nautical_nathaniel Indecision may or may not be my problem. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Some folks think that the zig-zag can enhance photosynthesis (or at least that's what one of my Instagram followers told me). Personally (and also from my Botany classes from Undergrad), I see no reason for it and it can be pain to sit there and program such an erratic schedule in.
     
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    nautical_nathaniel Indecision may or may not be my problem. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    This is my schedule on my Maxspect Ethereal, I know they are different lights entirely but the bell curve I used is common in the hobby and I also believe it more closely reflects what actually happens with the sun in nature. Keep in mind intensity is dependent on your tank size and the types of corals you are keeping :)

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  4. Garrett3

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    Thank you for the reply appreciate it!
     
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    I run the Radion AB+ settings. You can find this in the BRS video where they spot light the AI Primes. It gives a great crisp look.
     
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