Lunar light intensity (Radions XR30 PRO G5)

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Hi guys.
I got 4 of Radion G5 XR30 PRO recently.
Besides terrible Mibius app, I am generally happy with the lights.
What confuses me a bit is lunar light.
I set max. intensity (full moon) to 15% on both "moonlight" and "blue moonlight". I actually like how it looks when both of them are on at the same time.
And I make them come on on "sunset" and go off at "sunrise".

But, it seems to me like it might be too much.
Seems like my torches are not extending their tentacles equally long as before during the daytime.

I am curious about your settings - max intensity and for how long do you keep them on? Moonlight and blue moonlight combined, or just one of them?
 
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I have 4 XR15 G5 PROs. No issues with the Mobius app. Having said that, I run the AB+ schedule, and I have the lunar cycle on. I have touched a single setting other than that.

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I have 4 XR15 G5 PROs. No issues with the Mobius app. Having said that, I run the AB+ schedule, and I have the lunar cycle on. I have touched a single setting other than that.

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I made my own custom light setting because these templates are too blue for my taste.
Actually mine is almost the same as BRS recommended.

I see in your graph that their lunar light goes off after some time.
What is the intensity of lunar light in their setting?
 

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I made my own custom light setting because these templates are too blue for my taste.
Actually mine is almost the same as BRS recommended.

I see in your graph that their lunar light goes off after some time.
What is the intensity of lunar light in their setting?
I never measured the PAR of the moon light. I guess I could....
If it's a full moon, the tank is fairly illuminated with a whiteish (blue leaning) light. It's rather tranquil. On less than a full moon, it's bright enough to figure out what you're looking at. No matter what the phase of the moon is in on the lights, the corals and fish all react that it is night time.

I'm a diver, and I've done quite a bit of night dives. I'd say that the moon light is slightly brighter than it would be on a real reef.
 

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I run a 2-hour moonlight on mine, all @50% point intensity with the base 50% schedule.
* 0:00: —-
* 0:30: 25% moonlight blue, 15% moonlight
* 1:00: 35% moonlight blue, 25% moonlight
* 1:30: 25% moonlight blue, 15% moonlight
* 2:00: —-
 
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I run a 2-hour moonlight on mine, all @50% point intensity with the base 50% schedule.
* 0:00: —-
* 0:30: 25% moonlight blue, 15% moonlight
* 1:00: 35% moonlight blue, 25% moonlight
* 1:30: 25% moonlight blue, 15% moonlight
* 2:00: —-
Thanks, this is the first time I see someone else's settings.

One question though - why did you decide to give your tank 2 hours of moonlight only?
Why not more or whole night?
Does it affects the corals?
 

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Thanks, this is the first time I see someone else's settings.

One question though - why did you decide to give your tank 2 hours of moonlight only?
Why not more or whole night?
Does it affects the corals?
Sorry, my bad. I have it scheduled for 4 hours (not 2). My lights start sunsetting @18:00 to 20:00, then ramp up to the 15/25 moonlight @20:30, then 25/35 moonlight @21:00, remains there [email protected]:00, ramps down to 15/25 @23:30 and off completely @0:00.

Most of my corals are already closing up by the time it starts to sunset, so the moonlight is more there for an aesthetic/mood lighting in the room at night. I have one or two fish that are also primarily nocturnal, so I like to leave it a bit darker to accommodate them.
 
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Sorry, my bad. I have it scheduled for 4 hours (not 2). My lights start sunsetting @18:00 to 20:00, then ramp up to the 15/25 moonlight @20:30, then 25/35 moonlight @21:00, remains there [email protected]:00, ramps down to 15/25 @23:30 and off completely @0:00.

Most of my corals are already closing up by the time it starts to sunset, so the moonlight is more there for an aesthetic/mood lighting in the room at night. I have one or two fish that are also primarily nocturnal, so I like to leave it a bit darker to accommodate them.
Thanks that's helpful.
 

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