Wife hates "Blue" light

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I have my reef tank setup and I am running as close to the AB+ program as I can get my AI Primes to run. My wife hates it! She can't stand the constant blue glow coming from the tank room. Would there be any issues if I dialed the blue and royal blue way down and upped the cool white? I am trying to stay away from using much more than 5% red and green.
 

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Yeah I agree I’m not sure it would be a huge issue, I suppose it depends on what your trying to grow in the tank though.
 

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Therman is 100% on all channels too. There is no doubt that tanks are different when LEDs are used this way.

White light paranoia runs deep.. ;)
 

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Curious if you are referring to the “spill” of the light or the general blue from the tank display itself, or both? Mine is a rimless design and I fashioned a DIY floating canopy to reduce the “spill” of the light. Good luck!
 
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I urge you to try full spectrum (12K) for a while. Hopefully you will be impressed at how much more colourful your coral is. The AB+ is meant as a compromise between viewing and growth so it’s obviously not the “best” at both. So pick a spectrum that makes your aquarium nicer to your and your wife’s eye (maybe it will still be AB+).
Not sure what your light controller is but on the Apex I start with AB+ and ramp to 12K at mid day for a few hours then back down again. I’ve never been happier with the colours which are especially nice as I reach full.
 

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I hate the blue glow and so does my wife. Therefore I don’t run heavy blue. Simple as that. White light paranoia is silly. You’ll tank your stock if you constantly meddle with spectrum, or suddenly offer too much. Having a 10-12k spectrum isn’t going to hurt anything in and of itself. Nor do I believe it will suddenly cause an algae outbreak
 
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What I dont like is the light hitting my glasses and bouncing around on the lenses when I am trying to do other stuff so it doesn't really matter what color it is. I covered the emitters so there was no direct path for the light to get to my eyes.
 

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