Need HELP tuning my Kessil a350w?

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  1. Xerxes_Zoanthids444

    Xerxes_Zoanthids444 Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys I need some serious help tuning my a350w Kessil light, they have bleached my corals but they still have some color to them still? I have a 30 gallon cube with sump, the light hangs 10 1/2 inches above the water! What are the best settings for my LED's?

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    A PAR meter would help out a lot.
    150 PAR middle
    100 PAR on the sand
     
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    Ok thanks, do you know any cheap ones that are water proof?
     
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    I keep my intensity at no more than 65% and have no issues
     
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    On which channel?
     
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    One channel controls the spectrum and the other the intensity.

    So set the intensity to 65%...This is the channel which turns the light off when it reaches 0%
     
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    On the A350 channel 1 is Blue and Channel 2 is white. I'm still running a A350w over a 16 inch deep tank. The light is 10 inches above the water. I run channel 1 ( Blue at max and Channel 2 White at 15%. I have LPS, softies, and nems.
     
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    I ran the a350w when it first came out over a RSM 130 that I stripped rimless for two years with great success.
    12" above tank. Never ran either channel over 40%. That's a 95w led.
     
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    Will be following this thread!!!

    I have a kessil a160 tuna blue with a 25 rimless cube, it hangs 10 inches off the water and did the same thing! Bleached all
    My soft corals but not the hard corals...

    Wondering if there is a way to tune them down...without using a PAR meter... or the 100 dollar tuner from kessil...

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    Picture was before bleaching
     
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    I have read and was told by people that they have had success running blue 100%?
     
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    That seems like it would be to much blue IMO, kessil blue at 100% almost bugs the eyes! You wouldn't see your fish lol but hey to each there own! Will have to look into that.
     
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    lux meter.
    If the softies are bleaching increase nutrints.
    In your spectacular t5 tank if you don't change your feeding you should notice a reduction in nutrints soon as with higher light, they will eat more.
     
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    +1
    To this entire post :)
     
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    On the A350 there is a white channel and a blue channel. I run blue at max, if channel two is off ( white channel) the light is only running at 50% power. I run channel 1 ( Blue) max and channel 2 ( white) at 15% and its not overly blue
     
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    I put my lights (whites) to 10% and (blues) to 45% my corals seem to like this setting! I'm just trying to bring back my corals from bleaching!
     
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