SB Reef Pro 32 Settings ?

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    If you have one . What are your settings and schedule ? I am currently running mine at about 50% white and 70 % Blue. My moons come on first for about an hour then my blues for about an hour then whites for about 5 hours then back to Blues and moons for an hour then moons for an hour then off. Any recommendations gladly accepted. Thanks in advance
     
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    Is yours the dimming and ramping model or the basic?

    How high is the light over the tank and how deep is it?
     
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    I have mine on the included legs so about 10 inches above the water . It is the pro timer 32 with only options to dim white or blue channels . I am currently running 50% white and 70 % blue . I am thinking about taking the white down a bit . But I was just curious to what others had theirs set at ? Thanks
     
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    I had the 16" Pro model and had my blues at 60% and the whites at 25%. I also had it over a 20 gallon where the shallowness definitely played a part in the low power settings. I had the moonlight/uv channel come on at 9 am, the blues at 10 am, and the whites at 12 pm. The whites went off at 8 pm, the blues at 9:00 pm, and the moonlight/uv channel at 10:00 pm.
     
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    On mine my moons come on about 1PM then blues about 2PM then whites about 230PM then whites off about 8PM Blues off at 9 PM then moons off at 10 PM
     
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    A lot of us here are big fans of using a Lux meter to set lights if a par meter isn't available. A Liz meter is like $15.

    An sb at 100% is 40,000 lux is About 600 par at 12in.

    So at 50% guess 300 +or so. If you have a bit longer photo period your probably right on the mark.

    I run a ramping model and and have a long photoperid. So my peak is at about 500 par at the top for six hours. But the rest of the time I have much less light.
     
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    cool thanks I had it running a little bit longer and with the whites at 60 % but started to get a little algae which could also be attributed to 3 other things so I cut them back a bit .
    The 3 things you ask ?
    added 3 new fish
    started feeding more to get then new additions going good then worse of all my skimmer went out and took over 3 weeks to get a replacement I will post that whole story in another thread later today .
     
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    Yea on my setup, the top of my scape with my Acros on it was maybe 12 inches from the light source, I was guessing it was in the 250-300 or so par range with my blues at 60 and whites at 25 based on how the corals were behaving but also because it wasn't frying my blasto which is almost on an even horizontal plane with the Acros, maybe 1" below them at the very top of the colony but also off to the side of the aquascape.
     
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    So theoretically if my corals are all low to medium light requirements with a couple of nems I could be ok at 40 % white and 75 % blue ? Your Thoughts ??
     
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    Yup. Sounds right. Watching the corals is important. With slightly higher nutrients you can get away with a Little more light is seems.
    I.e. Every tank is different clause.
    I like the cheap meter becuse then you can go up 1500 to 3000 lux and it's about 25 to 50 par. You can't tell the difference by eye on that small an adjustment.
     
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    Yea. The blues are a bit high imo for low light. But yea.
     
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    cool I could take them down to 60-70 % then
     
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    I run a fairly heavy bio-load for a nano so I can see how the higher pars are a bit of benefit for me. Can you link the cheap lux meter you keep referencing?
     
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    Yea sure. It's a very small adjustment imo.
     
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