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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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Illumina 260 5' LED by Aquaristik

Illumina 260 5' LED by Aquaristik
Hello,

Has any research been done on the above mentioned LED fixture? I have white, both blues and the optional reds. This unit came to me when I purchased my 300 gallon deep dimension tank. It was set up for reef and I am told this is a great fixture for that purpose. Mine however is for a planted Discus tank. I assume this light has enough strength and spectrum for freshwater plants but I am trying to get a handle on the intensity setings for each of the colors as they are adjustable. I do not have a PAR meter and going back to the manufacturer asking about guidance for freshwater plants was a waste of time.

Any suggestions?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 04:06 AM
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Holy crap.

That is quite a light fixture.

If it has the fancy controller (tons of dimming functions, dawn/dusk/etc., independent color control, etc.) then you should be able to make it work for a planted tank.

On a big tank you might worry a bit about the LED penetrating the full depth of the tank but a good reef light has way more PAR than a planted tank needs.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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I was hoping maybe someone could me figure out the suggested realtionship of white, blue, dark blue and reds and then I can dial in the intensity by trial and error. So for instance I can independently set each one, so white I assume would be the strongest setting for intensity so lets say I set that at 50, what realtionship(%) should the other colors be in relation to the white?
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That light is so so from the reviews I have read for reefs.

For that price range look at the GHL Mitras Planted, that is made for planted tanks and gets good reviews.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-03-2013, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Already have it

Not much I can do now as this is the light that came with the tank.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-03-2013, 01:07 PM
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Reefcentral has a thread on that fixture. Here are a couple of pages with some PAR readings, possibly there are more posts with reading elsewhere on this very long thread.
http://s.reefcentral.com/forums/show...1943140&page=9 and http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...llumina&page=2

You might start at about 15-20% white, add red and blue to taste and move up from there week by week.
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