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    jeffmw12
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    New 120w LED

    Post by jeffmw12 on Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:33 pm

    So on Monday I will be getting new Led lights in the mail Smile Cant wait. I have been doing some research on acclimating them to all the corals. Just wondering what your guys input would be. They have a dimer switch. So what is the correct way to make sure my corals don't bleach out.

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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:20 pm

    Hello! I am too in Simi Valley. Best way to do this is to probably run no more then 50% to start and increase weekly.


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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by jeffmw12 on Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:03 pm

    Cool I live on the west in of simi. How much would you increase it weekly by?
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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:17 pm

    Cool I am on the west end as well! (First street and Fitzgerald) I would go like maybe 10% at most but thats just a guess I dont have experience doing this. I know a few people on here have so maybe they will put their input.


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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by jeffmw12 on Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:45 pm

    I live in bridle path that's funny. Okay thanks for your input.
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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:07 pm

    The best thing is to watch how your corals respond to the light, start out with 50% and try to ramp up between 5-10% a week until you get to where you want it to be. if the corals start to bleach then turn the lights down.


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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by jeffmw12 on Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:16 am

    Okay thank you.
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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:27 am

    Do you have any pics of your tank? You should stop by sometime and check out my tank (I like to give tours).


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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by jeffmw12 on Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:49 am

    Yes I have pic. I will post them soon. I have a 75g reef but will show you some pic. I would like to stop by. I enjoy talking to other people about their and seeing them.
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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:55 am

    Nice! I have a 50g mixed reef. Let me know when! Its nice I have been finding all these Simi valley reefers lately. I live across the street from the catholic cemetery on fitzgerald. I am pretty much around all the time.


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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by jeffmw12 on Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:12 am

    that's funny I pass your house on my way to my parents house (where I live) every day. Im trying to upload photos but it keeps saying the storage is full so im not sure what is going on.
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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by clownfish14 on Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:15 am

    Are you trying to upload to this site or photobucket?


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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:15 am

    Nice try going through photo bucket. Thats funny I live in the culdesac (sp.) right there. How long have you been in the area? We are pretty close in age, odds are hight that we may have crossed paths. Where did you go to high school?


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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by jeffmw12 on Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:32 am

    I was trying to the site. How do I upload Pic?

    I went to royal, graduated in 09. Live in simi since I was 5 or so. I'm now going to Moorpark Studying criminal justice trying to become a cop.

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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by jeffmw12 on Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:34 am

    Are you the house with the 5th wheel in front of it? If you know what I mean??.. Just see that when i drive by.
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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:37 am

    http://www.masvc.org/t528-uploading-pictures-to-the-forum-via-photobucket

    funny, its not 5th wheel but we have a big trailer in our driveway I have a little white nissan truck always parked on the street. graduated in '10 from royal goin to MP for the same thing


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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by jeffmw12 on Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:42 am

    Thats funny. Im sure than we have than crossed paths many times. Will upload many photos tomorrow.
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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:44 am

    Im sure.


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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by dwolson2 on Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:50 pm

    what lights did you get and what were you running?


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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by jeffmw12 on Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:44 am

    I got two of the tao tronics led 120w with a dimmer. I did not have the money to spend 400$ a unit. I'm switching from 216w of t5 lighting. normally running 11 hours a day.
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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:45 am

    Why the switch? I am running 216w T5 setup and have amazing growth.


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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by jeffmw12 on Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:54 am

    Just figured it would be better the long run and so i don't have to keep buying bulbs. although I was thinking maybe keeping one the units (108w) to change the color spectrum if I need to. IDK just a thought.

    I got to come check out your setup soon.
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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:01 am

    Yea you do I am pretty much free tomorrow and saturday. Do you keep SPS?


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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by jeffmw12 on Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:05 am

    No. Do you? I want to though.
    I will have to show you my tank too.
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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:08 am

    Yea I keep a lot. Most of my coral is sps. I would love to check out your tank. Ill pm you with my number.


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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by jeffmw12 on Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:12 am

    Okay sounds good.
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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by dwolson2 on Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:57 am

    Are they only blue and white? You may want to supplement with UV or check what spectrum they are and make sure to hit the 450nm(and 420nm if memory serves me correctly) spectrum. I would start at 40%, as LED's are more intense, then do 5% increase per week until you feel like its enough light(by watching the corals).


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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by jeffmw12 on Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:01 pm

    They are blue and white. One to one ratio. Royal blue 450nm and 12,000 - 14,000 k temp. Is that good enough?
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    Re: New 120w LED

    Post by dwolson2 on Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:35 pm

    You may want to look into 420nm 430 and 440nm chips. 450 is the big one, but you also want to hit lower than that if possible(see the kessil ocean bluehttp://www.kessil.com/products/a150_led_aquarium_light.php)


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