Best AI prime settings for LPS/softie mix tanked

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I’m curious to know what your running your AI prime Hd 16 at to provide best light and visual appearance !I used to run my lights at 100% blues violets UV but then realized that was way too much for my 20 gallon so I decided to go with the saxby light schedule.
So the question is what do you run ? And how does your tank like it
 
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I have an mixed tank S-500 with 3 Hydras 26HD, the AB+ and Red Sea settings can be very harsh for LPS and soft corals. I had them and started to bleach my corals, I decreased but then my SPS were suffering. I had to lower my setting to 60% and then increase 5% every 3 weeks, finally I achieved this run this settings and now I am growing LPS, SPS, nems and softies.
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I have a 37g “column” tank (20” wide, 24” deep), and I’ve been running one Hydra 26HD at very close to the same settings as Pancho above (about 90% on the blues, with a bit less UV). All levels of the tank seem to be getting what they need.
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Your tanks are beautiful I only have a few coral so far since I’m still going through the ugly stages of algae , I ran my lights high but these guys are at the bottoms of the tank
 

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I just wanna set my light and never touch it again lol I should rent a par meter also my RBT
 

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You can tweak the lights with higher output, I think you can add 10% to my profile safely. To avoid promoting algae growth keep the G, DR and CW channel at minimum.
 
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Yeah I was thinking that , but your tank is pretty deep a assume ? Mine is 18D x16 H x16W so I feel I should have mine in the 70-80 intensity
 
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Guys rented a par meter ! This is the schedule I got ! For the par 50-160 around the tank and the top of the tank is 260
 

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