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Lighting

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Hi I'm after some advice in lighting. I've had my 60 litre nano running for about 14 months without any problems. I've recently upgraded my lighting from a hugo kamishi led unit to a v2 ilumenair compact which is sitting about 5 inches from the water level through a mesh lid. The problem I've got is my corals don't seem happy.... green fuzzy mushrooms reaching for more light and same with my hammer coral. The unit has 3 channels...white ....blue and red. Anyone have any advice in what settings to use as I've searched the web to no avail and don't own a PAR meter
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Reply #1

Hi what have you got it set on currently? Percentage wise?


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Hi Tim the first ramp up (9am til 10:30) is 0% white 35% blue 10% red. Then the second ramp up (10:30am til 1pm) is 10% white 55% blue 10% red. Third ramp up and main light for the day (1pm til 8pm)  is 55% white 80% blue 10% red. The next ramp down  (8pm til 9pm) is 10% white 55% blue 10% red. And the final ramp down (9pm til 10pm) is 0% white 35% blue and 10% red.
Hope that all makes sense
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Reply #3

Looks ok, if things are stretching for light, turn the blues up by 5% each week and see if things improve. I would leave the white and red were they are.


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Cheers Tim 👍🏻

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