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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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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.
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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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.
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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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?)
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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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. :)


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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Hi Deonne, where did you base your currebt settings on??
Based on this and some other conversations I had / read, I am running 30/90/100/40 on the channels. Apparently that is close to AB+, seems to be working fine but this is my first light/tank so I don't have much a reference point
 

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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. :)
Randy, could you maybe verify the AB+ for the RSX???? It would be awsome to actually have this replicated
(precise percentages to have the same results instead of eyeballing and hoping for the best).
 
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@randyBRS

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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Ive had the rsx for over a year now and tried doing something similar back then and still run it like that. Ive got both blues basically maxed out and whites at about 40%. Only thing i did differently is red/green at only 3-6% so basically nothing. Ive had really good success with this and its really cool to see the guys from brs doing it similarly with a similar light.
 

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