Maxspect Ethereal on the AB+ spectrum? | #AskBRStv

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  1. randyBRS

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    It's here!

    I got some time with the spectrometer and the Maxspect Ethereal to come up with my best representation of the EcoTech Coral Lab AB+ spectrum.

    Thanks to all who asked us to create this and special thanks to @michaum for creating the thread that sparked today's video. :)

     
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    Great info. Any chance you guys can try one of the Maxspect RSX lights? I've tried to mimic this with only 4 channels but not knowing what it should look like I'm only guessing. I can get close to what both spectrum look like but not quite. This is my guess below.

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    From fiddling around with the sliders in that Syna-G app and comparing the spectrum graph to that of the actual spectrum I shot for the Ethereals, I'd say you've got it pretty darn close. To my eye, that chart behind your sliders seems to be close to the AB+. I'd try it out for a few months and see how it goes. :)
     
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    Have you had a chance to try that spectrum?
     
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    I tried it for about a week but it was just way too blue for my wife. She couldn’t look at the tank so I put it back to the regular settings.
     
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    Hah, that’s fair enough. I might give it a go because I like how it makes the corals pop. I’ve never seen a AB+ tank in person so not sure if they’re also that blue (I’d assume so?)
     
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    I'd say that that spectrum range (which was originally modeled around the ATI Blue+ and Aquablue special T5 bulb combo) may be a bit more blue than some reefers are used to. I personally don't mind it, but I've seen posts from those that do.
     
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    Awesome!!

    Hey Randy thanks a lot for answering my question on YouTube it clarified and help me with my settings. Thanks and you guys are awesome for doing this! Have a great day!
     
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    i have the maxspect ethereals, but I can't undestand the Pros of using AB+ preset, the corals will grow faster under this setup? or it is just a way to see more fluorecent colors?
     
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    Thank you BRS for providing us a baseline settings for LED lights. I'm pretty sure new comers like myself and veterans really a appreciate extra effort you guys are doing. At least everyone has baseline to start out with and not bake our corals. Keep up the great job.
     
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    Tried this today. Not enough par, less than 100 par 12 inches under water.
     
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    Tried this ab+ setting today. There is not enough Par. Under 100 Par right under the light, approx. 10 to 12 inches under water.
     
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    I came to the same conclusion measured by my Apogee.
     
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