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Just got the AI Blade 30”. No livestock until tomorrow. Any suggestions on settings? I’m looking for soft corals eventually, mainly Zoas. Probably gonna go with damsels to start off with. Looking for time, intensity etc to get started. Thanks!!

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40 gallon breeder
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Dry live rock
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Seachem Tidal 75 HOB
Aquamaxx HOB protein skimmer

Just got the AI Blade 30”. No livestock until tomorrow. Any suggestions on settings? I’m looking for soft corals eventually, mainly Zoas. Probably gonna go with damsels to start off with. Looking for time, intensity etc to get started. Thanks!!

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Not sure about blade settings, but I strongly urge you not to start with damsels. They’re very aggressive in defending their territory, best to add them last (or not at all)
 

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Look up David Saxby settings, it's a great preset for the blade. I tweaked the white settings down to 10% and the overall intensity to 30%, my corals are happy.
 

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I checked Saxbys setting, but only see AI Prime lighting. Not sure what all those zig zags are about…This is what I use on my blade. I have softies and LPS. It rests on my 20in tank. I ramp up for three hrs to 35%, then white slowly ramps down all day. Then, 4:30 ramp down for 4hr. I get amazing colors in the evening. Its worked for me for a year. May not be perfect. IMG_6672.png IMG_6671.png
 
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Do you have the glow or grow? These are my settings.
 

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Not sure about blade settings, but I strongly urge you not to start with damsels. They’re very aggressive in defending their territory, best to add them last (or not at all)
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They are buttholes, you will have to tear your tank and liverock apart just to remove them. That's a No for me Dog..and I had to do this...just for 1 butthole surfer damsel!
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Just cycled
Dry live rock
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Seachem Tidal 75 HOB
Aquamaxx HOB protein skimmer

Just got the AI Blade 30”. No livestock until tomorrow. Any suggestions on settings? I’m looking for soft corals eventually, mainly Zoas. Probably gonna go with damsels to start off with. Looking for time, intensity etc to get started. Thanks!!

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Glow or Grow??
 

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For decades people have used T5s and MH on just timers, no ramping at all and it definitely does the job. The zigzaging just seems a little more ‘natural’ to me as naive as that sounds
 

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I have been running blades for a while now. Just bump your blues and violets up to max then adjust white to where its visually appealing. If you’re just running one you’ll need the PAR. I have 2 (grow and glow) over my 20 gal on max settings and all of my corals love it. Everything max but the white, thats at about 60% rn. The white fills out the spectrum, so if you were to have any as a single light i would have the grow. The glow is a great additive light as a supplement to other lighting to make corals pop. But it doesn't have the right spectrum to be used stand alone.
 

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I have been running blades for a while now. Just bump your blues and violets up to max then adjust white to where its visually appealing. If you’re just running one you’ll need the PAR. I have 2 (grow and glow) over my 20 gal on max settings and all of my corals love it. Everything max but the white, thats at about 60% rn. The white fills out the spectrum, so if you were to have any as a single light i would have the grow. The glow is a great additive light as a supplement to other lighting to make corals pop. But it doesn't have the right spectrum to be used stand alone.
Good morning I see it’s been a min from this answer but I also have a 20g tank and I just bought my ai blade grow light when u say all lights on max is that on 100 and something % and if so how high do u have the lights from the water cause mine is on top of the tank since I don’t have a bracket yet and I only have 2 fishes on mine only been up the tank about a week now
 

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Good morning I see it’s been a min from this answer but I also have a 20g tank and I just bought my ai blade grow light when u say all lights on max is that on 100 and something % and if so how high do u have the lights from the water cause mine is on top of the tank since I don’t have a bracket yet and I only have 2 fishes on mine only been up the tank about a week now
I’m also curious about the blade placement above tank…if it’s directly on top of the tank I would definitely not run 100%. I’m sure they can adapt to that but my corals are also very happy with 35%. Start around there and see how your corals respond during the ramp up and down.
 

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