AI Prime HD Settings on Biocube 29

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Hey Reefers!
I decided on the AI Prime HD for my new light on my Biocube 29. Right now it is LPS/Softie Mixed tank. I am wanting to try an SPS frag once I get the Prime.
What settings with a similar setup are you guys running? Just want an idea so I am good to go once it gets here this week.
 
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I have mine over an IM10. I think the general consensus with AI Prime is that you should go up and down throughout the day. Recently cranked up the intensity a bit more to prepare the tank for an anemone. My max is 50% and my min is 35% I think. Most people on this forum go up and down far more frequently than me (like every 10 minutes instead of my every 30). I run my lights at 14000K because it looks pretty AF.
 

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If you are a Facebooker, there is a group there for AI Prime folks with some pretty useful files you can download and try out. Basically they are people's tried and true schedules they like/have had success with. That's the route I took with mine and have been happy. I picked out one I thought I'd like and loaded it up, then set up acclimation mode on the Prime and let it do it's thing.
 
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If you are a Facebooker, there is a group there for AI Prime folks with some pretty useful files you can download and try out. Basically they are people's tried and true schedules they like/have had success with. That's the route I took with mine and have been happy. I picked out one I thought I'd like and loaded it up, then set up acclimation mode on the Prime and let it do it's thing.
Awesome. I didn't even think to check Facebook. How long did you acclimate for?
 

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Awesome. I didn't even think to check Facebook. How long did you acclimate for?
I think the default length is 1 month and I just left it at that and things went fine. However, I was only acclimating from one led (Kessil) to the Prime. I'm not sure what light you're coming from or if this is a new tank altogether, so that might factor in a little bit. If you're coming from a less intense light I might extend that out to even 2 months. If this is new I'd probably stick with the 1 month default.
 
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I think the default length is 1 month and I just left it at that and things went fine. However, I was only acclimating from one led (Kessil) to the Prime. I'm not sure what light you're coming from or if this is a new tank altogether, so that might factor in a little bit. If you're coming from a less intense light I might extend that out to even 2 months. If this is new I'd probably stick with the 1 month default.
Yeah I'm coming off of a Kessil A80 so definitely less intense.
 

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Yeah I'm coming off of a Kessil A80 so definitely less intense.
I would probably play it safe and maybe extend that acclimation period to 6-8 weeks. LPS and softies will be more forgiving as far as adjusting to more intense light, but still, better safe than sorry. Some of those schedules have some pretty high/intense peaks with blues generally around 80-90%.
 

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I have mine over an IM10. I think the general consensus with AI Prime is that you should go up and down throughout the day. Recently cranked up the intensity a bit more to prepare the tank for an anemone. My max is 50% and my min is 35% I think. Most people on this forum go up and down far more frequently than me (like every 10 minutes instead of my every 30). I run my lights at 14000K because it looks pretty AF.
Why do you vary the intensity throughout the day?
 

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Check this out, it's where I got it. It was made for Hydra, but the person that made it says it's suitable for Prime. I've been running it...4-5 weeks now. Not long, but no issues yet. I'm only a week out of acclimation, so only a week to 10 days running at full strength. So far, so good.

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Thanks for the compliment! They are actually 500 less than Mp10s lol, it's a hydor koralia 240 and a Jebao pp4. I know the appeal of Mp10s I'm only kidding. SPS can never have too much flow!
It's like a tidal wave in here!
I have 1 MP10 and I got it from my LFS used for $125 and I have it dialed down right. When I start adding SPS I am just going to dial it up. Was thinking about grabbing another as my LFS has another one for $125
 

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