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Old 08-09-2014, 01:08 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by gus6464 View Post
Regardless it is pointless arguing about this anymore as any light that does not pass the "jeff" color standard will always be subpar. Funny because every picture I have seen of your tank is always just blasting a random color and the only one I have seen with all channels on looks pretty washed out.

Some of the best looking tanks on here which run T5's have a purple hue to them and it is what I wanted to mimic. If I wanted my tank to look like Mars I could have easily done that. I will enjoy my tanks which apparently look like reefs (I guess I am really colorblind).
1) I never said it was sub-par nor that "indigo" was not high in PAR..
I said it was a personal choice..

As to washed out.. far from it.. BTW: you can see the cyan "toning" on the quartz rocks..
As I said.. it is a matter of taste.. What "I" can see or like.. Never said any different..
you just said you pimp "violet" because it archives a goal "you" want.. I offer alt. position. no more no less.

A finger to show no color cheating

Maybe too much "green" for some..

i'd gladly admit some would prefer a "crisper,bluer" light.. Which is one of the reasons to add rb channel to a DIY blend..and the ability to switch K color in a broad range..

my "mars" is a brief morning ramp up.. and I understand it is not for everyone..

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Old 08-09-2014, 01:25 PM   #17
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Just for reference.. An early build w/ actinic/high white/6500k white/660nm red..
Looks purple-y..

Early mars w/ 10W and 1W emitters.. (high white/actinic off).. I like to think more on the lines of volcano..
no green LED's but a heck of a lot of green..
2-660nm 10W chips 15-3500k 1W

Everyone has their own sweet spot........

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