Feeling blue about AI Prime Presets

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I've just bought a Prime HD 16 to replace my standard Evo canopy light, which fried itself after a year of service. Despite some tinkering, and dowloading the AI nano and Saxby presets, I've only approximated a ghastly " cheesy '80s hospital teen slasher" aesthetic. It's flickery and awful, and way too blue for my liking. It's just so much less attractive than the stock Evo lighting. Is this just the modern taste? Did AI change its equipment? I bought a pair of used Primes for my RSR 350 a year ago, and the lighting is so much more natural and warm. Before I ditch the experts' advice, I'd be interested in thoughts on wheteher or not the presets are useful at all.
 
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These are the settings I run for mine, I snatched them from a BRS video based on my tank size. It has a nice blue tint but is actually mostly white, while still allowing the corals to pop. Maybe you’ll like them.
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I run this on a 20 AIO, works very well on softies and LPS, AI has a section on the website where you can view and download lighting profiles you like.
 

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Here is my 20g nano cube running 2 16hds.
Settings:
UV-V 140%
RB-B 125%
R-G 6%
W 31%
1hr ramp up 10hrs peak 1hr ramp down. Total 12hrs
I run the same settings on my 36x24x12 frag system with 3 16hds.
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I've just bought a Prime HD 16 to replace my standard Evo canopy light, which fried itself after a year of service. Despite some tinkering, and dowloading the AI nano and Saxby presets, I've only approximated a ghastly " cheesy '80s hospital teen slasher" aesthetic. It's flickery and awful, and way too blue for my liking. It's just so much less attractive than the stock Evo lighting. Is this just the modern taste? Did AI change its equipment? I bought a pair of used Primes for my RSR 350 a year ago, and the lighting is so much more natural and warm. Before I ditch the experts' advice, I'd be interested in thoughts on wheteher or not the presets are useful at all.


Why not just play with the settings to get something you like? I think the presets are kinda goofy sometimes.
 

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Just an FYI. If you go to the lighting section of your AI app, and select edit. At the top right corner there's an icon. Click it, and you'll be able to select a full spectrum preset. That should help you decide on something *other* than the cancerous actinic setups that most people choose.

My favorite for fowlr tanks is 12k. Then for reef tanks, 14k.
 

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