T5 Hybrid with 2 AI Prime 16HD on 90g

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Hello folks,

I currently have 2 AI Prime 16 Hds over my 90g Standard Display. Also over my display is the hybrid T5 light.


Right now I primarily use the AI primes with only 2 out of the 4 lights currently (T5 on only 4 hours). Reason was the T5 lights was a upgrade. They are 7 inches above water. (Canopy can be lifted / Rebuilt if needed)

I'm trying to transition to the AI primes supplementing my T5.

I've read plenty of bulb requirements. Including I really like my AI prime settings.

My question is I rarely see configurations that is for a LPS dominant tank for lower Par requirements.

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What is the best method to start using primarily T5 lights and using AI Primes to supplement.

Also what is your personal bulb selection and settings for the AI primes.

I do enjoy the blue tint to the tank more.

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Appreciate the input. My biggest deal is should I put them at 50% of his settings in acclimation mode? I worry about bleaching. I know for my tank the T5 4 bulb would be enough but I like the added features of the AIs.

Plan on having T5s turn on at peak, then turn off during decline.
 

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I run my t5s 8 hours and use the my non HD hydras to get the color I want + some extra PAR, with a ramp down of 2 hours for the LED for a slower sunrise/sunsetI for 12 hours total with 8 at “full power”. I pretty much run my blue spectrum LED at 60ish% and the whites and other colors at 30ish%
 

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I usually run the Saxby profile on my AI lights. I would continue to run them on whatever setting you currently have or just switch now to the Saxby as stated above.

As for the T5s, I would just run all four starting at your baseline of 4 hours and add an hour of T5 light every week. A 90 gallon is a little deeper tank, so you may be okay just running the Saxby profile as it only ramps up to about 50% of the lights max wattage.
 
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I run 2 T5's and 2 AI primes(HD) over my 66g. I run my T5's over 8 hours and AI primes over 10 hrs (1 hr ramp up on either end). I run the AI primes at 10% cool whites and the rest are higher on the blue/uv/purple spectrum. I let my T5 (ATI coral plus) bulbs do most of the work.
 
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Could you send your settings? Also how does your par look? I'm worried about frying any corals not in shade. I ordered a few different bulbs but currently there are antinic blue and blue plus on the system.
 

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