Kessil H160 Flora

Discussion in 'Aquarium Lighting By Dana Riddle' started by Willz, Feb 22, 2019.

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  1. Willz

    Willz Valuable 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
     

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    drtrash Valuable 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
     
  3. Brian Fabiano

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    You ever find the Spectral X Controller settings for H160 for growing macro algae?
     
  4. Willz

    Willz Valuable Member

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    Double post.
     
  5. Willz

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    No, unfortunately all the macro died. I wish someone would post with specific percentages and times. I have 6 of these lights and was using one on the refugium before using the other five over a new 110g macro and seahorse tank.
     
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  6. Brian Fabiano

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    I emailed Kessil:

    Brian,
    You would put 40% for CLR (color) for Grow. The VI, R, G needs to be at 0 because these are used for tuna blue lights for color customization. Let us know if you have further questions. Thank you!
    Regards,
    Tiffany

    kessil@kessil.com
     
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    Willz Valuable Member

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    Thanks for checking!!! I’ll start ordering some macro and see how it goes :)
     
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