Evergrow Pro LED lighting

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Reply #75

I don't but the SPS frags seem to be doing OK :)

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Well to me that means it must be very good  :grin:  Good Info Hai thanks  :grin:
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Reply #77

Underwater PAR (photosynthetically active radiation) meters are very expensive. :(

You can increase PAR by turning up whites in relation to blues though. A lot of people turn whites down and favour blues for the colour and coral florescence it causes, but it's not the blue light that grows corals it's the PAR range of 400 to 700nm, which is in the red range, so you need the whites up high to punch down and give good PAR at depth...
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Reply #78

Ive been chatting to Mark via email, he's told me they do slightly longer brackets that will span the width of my tank and if I PM on here I will get a discount, so happy days well other than my car blowing up/dying last night (sigh) all in hand its going to the scrappy now, ive had it with it.....get another they are only modes of transport eh, that's how I look at it  :glad:
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Reply #79

Yeah Mark gave me a discount  :grin: :cool:   hes ever so helpful .


I looked at the PAR pictures Mark put up and my whites wont need to go above 75% and yes i have turned the blue to 100% , but i think ive got enough white  @ 75% .


Sorry about yer car @ToplineMarines  , yeah  they are a bummer, just had to put 2 new tyres on the Surf after the blowout  , 220.00 ffs.....bonus tho is it handles properly , used car man said he put new tyres on it ..he lied  :O  we found out they were for  drier hotter climates , hard compound  :angry:  no more arse slipping round to meet nose when braking on damp roads :tongue:
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Yep it happens its going tomorrow, but good news ive got a replacement lined up which is 100 more than the crap value of mine so not too bad......
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Reply #82

Just an update on the lighting , I had the lights on the tank turned off for the better part of a year there were only 4 fish  LR a DSB and no corals , a month before I bought the lights I put the old Boyu  3x150w  10K halides on the tank as i was planning to bark it up again.


Most likely as a result of unused nutrients over that period I got a fair dose of nuisance algae and cyano. I had accumulated about 50ppm of nitrate tho phosphate was undetectable .


Soon after I started to use the lights i noticed that there was a dieback of the  algae and the cyano , the tank as the lights were increased went thru a mini cycle judging from the colour of the  algae on the sand bed. More bubbles became apparent thru the sand bed which was basicaly dormant  .


There is no more nuisance algae and the sand bed is more or less clean , no cyano anywhere . The rocks look better than i think ive ever seen them .


To me this would indicate that the lights are of the correct spectrum  and I am very pleased with them . Right now I am struggling to get the tank stable level wise , there are some  bigger swings than i would like in Cal and Mag , its just learning what I need to put in the tank every day  .


So once the tank is stable I will start again to introduce some corals , i had a bit of a cock up on the pump front as I put the pumps on ELSE , thought Oooo this is good walked away and 4 hours later id got the heads ripped off the Euphyllia  , my fault entirely  . So its back to one on low blow and the other on wave but not at full power .


And yes I can remember commenting that I did not think the pumps were very powerful when I had nothing in the tank lmao ...........



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Reply #83

That's good news Carol, im sure it will all come good in the end  :wink:
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Reply #84

See we told you the lights were good  :grin: And I still think you should've gone for the newer RW versions of the PH's as the flow is more dispersed than directional  :tongue:

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Reply #85

Yes your right Master   :cry:  I was just in ferrit in a fit mode totaly forgot  there was the  RW as well .


Honestly tho i cant thank you guys enough , thier the best ive ever had and ive had a few lights in my time inc Guisemann .
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