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Help Needed With Evergrow It5080 Light Schedule Please

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by Mike Lloyd, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. Mike Lloyd

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    Hi all, first time posting on here and I'm after some help with my light schedule, I've been struggling to hit that sweet spot and have lost some corals to bleaching and have some browned out. It's a lps tank in the main with a few softies and possibly some sps such as montis and stylo down the line when I get it sorted. I've attached my current light schedule so any help would be appreciated, thanks.
     

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    Looks ok, any reason for green being so high?
     
  3. Mike Lloyd

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    I've basically just been tweaking the template I was sent with the lights, dropped red due to algae and reduced green, would you say remove or drop that as well. I couldn't find much research on whether corals utilise green light.
     
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    They dont use a lot of green light photosythetically but it may enhance colors depending on your coral stock, saying that Red is also important part of the spectrum ( although dont forget white light contains portion of red wavelengths also). Many of the IT50 users have taken on and programmed their lights towards the Radion AB+ but toned it down a little.

    Example i max out Red,Green and Whites at 20% and all other channels at 75% for around 4-5 hours then have ramping either side and blues only during the evening. It gives quite a blue looking light during "peak" times.
     
  5. Mike Lloyd

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    That sounds interesting, could I be cheeky and ask you to post your schedule? My stock is mainly lps with a few softies.
     
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    I think you have the uv too high,might be wrong.
     
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