Kessil LED Lighting POLL, who's using these?

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  1. Ehunforfun

    Ehunforfun Active Member

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    I've been using Ecotech LEDs so I'm pretty familiar with those, but for people using Kessils, what is the optimum Color setting you've found for a mixed reef?

    Specifically I'm using an A80 light about 8" above the water on a 15" x 15" x 12" deep tank...corals will be about 7" under the surface.
     
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    I have the AP700, I have it ramp up to 50% color and about 60% intensity throughout the day
     
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    A360we 45% color. My coral like the bluer light.
     
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    I have the AP700. It is a great light. Use about 40% max color and ramp up to about 50%intensity with T5 supplement.
     
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    Could I ask a favor of you? Because nobody else here seems to know. Tonight after your AP700 turns off for the day, check like an hour or so after the lights go out and see if your fan is still running. Mine never seems to shut off, and I'm not sure if that is normal or if I need to update it or something.
     
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    I run 2 AP700s at a max of 35% in an LPS tank. It peaks between the 2nd and 3rd Blue color on the wheel. I find when I run it whiter, I grow film algae a little faster.

    At 35% the tank gets about 160 PAR at the top and about 110 on the sand bed.
     
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    I sold my 360's after 8 months to go back to MH. That said, they were not bad.
    The best adjustments for me was 30% color (70% blue) and 60% intensity. The problem I found and have always found trying out leds was. Some corals love them, (my acroporas) some do not ( my montiporas and LPS) and it's too much of a head ache to try and tweak leds so all corals are as happy as with my MH's.
     
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    I like 30% color. Start off at 0% color ramp up to 30 and then back to 0 at the end of the day. I'm not sure what par I'm running. I bumped my 160 up to 75% intensity on my 14g nano, and my LPS closed, backed it off to 50% and they slowly opened back up. Making SPS and LPS happy in such a small tank is hard.
     
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    This is my program running my two Kessil A360WEs. My T5s come on from (I have a pair on either side of the LEDs) 11am-6pm.

    As you see, color peaks at 50% and intensity peaks at 80%.
     
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    Ramp 25-30% color then 45-50% intensity. With mostly lps and a couple sps.
     
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    Okay, after my lights went out, I did notice that the fan was still on but it goes out eventually. I think this for the preservation of the unit. It's so quiet that I would not have known if I didn't put my hand above it to see.
     
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    I'm using 2x A360WE start ramp up 10/10 (color/intensity) ramp up to 40/45 in 1 hour and stay at 40/45 for 10 hours then ramp back down and off at schedule time. My plan to rank up color to 50% then rank up intensity every 2 weeks up to at least 70+ (aim to get to 100% intensity for my clams but not sure how other corals response to that high intensity so I must do it slowly)
     
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    I have an AP700 as well. Max out at 38%.

    I checked mine as well. Stays on after, but it's probably still cooling everything down.
     
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    I have 2 A360WE over a 90, starts at 5% for both at 10:00 am to 40% color, 70% intensity at 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm back to 5% for both by 11:00 pm.
     
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    Go very slow on intensity, Kessils are strong. They will burn your corals very quick. Mine were 12” from water and still burned some of my corals. I went from 35% to 65% in 4 weeks, was way too fast. I started almost two years ago. Was at 60% for a year, moved up to 65% after that. Been at 70% for only 6 months.
     
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    Two a160 over a 75g tank, 0-30% color ramp, with a 10-50% intensity setting. Everything is happy and growing, including my very picky temperamental torch who’s happy at home on the sand bed now...
     
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    Yeah, I ranking up 5% every 2 weeks so it will take me few months to get 70% after that I'll probably do 5% every month.
     
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    When I increased mine, personally, I did 1% every week.
     
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    I don't think spectral controller has an option to increase 1% each time, its increasing in 5% each time with manual schedule setup.
     
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    Gotcha... I’ve never used the spectral controller... I went up 1% a week using my Apex.
     
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