Kessil H160 Flora

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  1. Willz

    Willz Well-Known Member

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    Hello all,

    I recently bought some Kessil 160 Flora lights. I also, unfortunately, bought the Kessil Spectral X controller, which is compatible with the lights but is really for the 300 series lights.

    The SpectralX unit allows for me to program the following variables: intensity, violet, red, and green. And obviously the time.

    My questions are:

    1. Is anyone familiar with what the appropriate settings on the SpectralX/H160 flora are for the purpose of growing macro algae?

    2. I’m running it at night on a reverse cycle from the main lights. I run it from midnight to 9am (e.g., 9 hours). From your experience what is an acceptable amount of time to run them?

    I’ve been using it for about a month and my macro (red oggo) is shrinking and shedding and I don’t want to kill it. So any in scope help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!

    Will
     

  2. drtrash

    drtrash Well-Known Member

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    Start slow, 6 hrs and adjust according to desired growth rate, use at 100%, dont need controller, great light have month for a few months, better than previous h380 and h80
     
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