Does freshwater AI Prime work on Coral

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FindingPonyo

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Hey guys. I spent a lot of money on the wrong AI- Prime and I'm out $180. Please tell me that freshwater can still grow for coral. I meant to get the saltwater tank light and I got the freshwater. Will the AI prime freshwater still grow saltwater coral? Or did I just completely waste my money?
 
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I say no, hence the Freshwater labeling. Though it would probably work to grow macros if you plan on running a refugium. Where did you buy it? You could always contact their customer service team to see if you can work something out.
 

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You'd want the reef, the freshwater is missing the Royal Blue, Violets, and UV channels (RB is the most important but UV and V make the corals look amazing and why people love these lights. There is a sol that would grow corals, I think they keep it around for nostalgia or something, but the reef is only slightly more and beats it in every way.
 
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You'd want the reef, the freshwater is missing the Royal Blue, Violets, and UV channels (RB is the most important but UV and V make the corals look amazing and why people love these lights. There is a sol that would grow corals, I think they keep it around for nostalgia or something, but the reef is only slightly more and beats it in every way.
This.

Regardless of the labeling, it is the spectrums we care about. I had a look too, and it just seems too different where it matters.

Like if the freshwater had more blues, then yeah it can work. But it has like just two blue LEDs, everything else is basically a bunch of whites. Versus the Reef's 4 blues and 4 royal blues.
 
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