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  1. bpinkstaff

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    [​IMG] going from orbit regular led lights to these on a 55 gal any ideas on how much to start off at on whites and blues?
     
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    White blue or both?
     
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    [​IMG] new lights on please anyone chime in I need advise on power settings
     
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    This is in a vendor forum so its a bit out of the main feed which is why not many replies so far.

    I would start at 20% Whites and 40% blues and go up 5% each channel per week until you hit your sweet spot. If your corals react poorly and/or bleach, go back down 5%. FWIW I run a mixed tank that is SPS heavy and I run mine at 30% whites, 70% Blues.
     
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    10-4 still figuring out the forums thank you for responding
     
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    At 1% W/b. B.B. give you about 200-250 par at 12in from the light.
    At full it’s about 650 par.

    With yours set on top , that’s probaly more than enough light.

    I’d start at the 1% and bring up the blue till it looks nice. Seriously.
    It will grow stuff at the 1:1 just fine. Mine do.
    If the ratio you like is very high like 65% blue , take time to reach that number.

    Is that a timer model or ramp? That can be a bit tricky.


    Also , as those lights are very powerful , many folks using them the way you are are pulling the lenses out. Lowers the power slightly and makes a more even spread (note the two cones of light in the photo)
     
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    I have this light. I mounted it 14" above my tank (a 20g long) to get even coverage. I run the blues at 100% and the whites at 20%. At the surface of the water (which is 14" below the fixture), I get around 32,700 lux. Using a conversion factor of 60, that's around 550 PAR.

    EDIT: @saltyfilmfolks the Viparspectra is strictly an on/off timer for each channel. No ramping.
     
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    I moved them up 10” over top to get better spread time to play till Corals day yeah
     
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    My apologies on the late response... The lights we manufacture in the USA us only UL or CE listed components and meet Class II Electrical Standards...

    We have opened up many different Black Box Imports and were Shocked...Shocked to find major electrical components like drivers and powersupplies without any label or serial number...

    In my opinion using questionable unregistered components may lead to early failure or even a compromise in safety.

    Use those lights with caution and in the future please only post questions about our Sirius XTC or DIY LED Kits

    Thanks

    Bill
     
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    At the very least put a smoke detector close by for when it catches on fire.
     
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    Like Edson did to Tesla with the elephant. Lol.
     
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    Thanks sending them back where can I go to see your products?
     
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