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Amphrites

So I currently have an AI prime running a fairly intense schedule over a Euphyllia-dominated tank (they're all close to the bottom though) and I'm considering buying a strip of those little 3-watt moonlight 445 Actinics for color-pop (since I'm having to really push some of the uglier channels of my Prime to keep my Maxima colored-up and happy). Anybody have any idea whether said strips really add much in the way of par or would they really just contribute better color and florescence?


Tank: Nuvo atoll 13g (11" deep) [Picture taken at night with things closing up for the evening]
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Schedule:
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Strip in question:
https://www.21ledusa.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=3528DBLWP&CartID=1

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11 minutes ago, Amphrites said:

Anybody have any idea whether said strips really add much in the way of par or would they really just contribute better color and florescence?

Additional LEDs should almost always equate to more PAR/PUR.  However, at 20W for the entire 16ft strip (3 Lumens per LED), I wouldn't expect a huge increase in PAR.

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Yeah, I would only be using 1 foot or so, so like 2W of extra power max without any kind of lens. I kind of assumed the PAR increase would be negligible, but I figured someone around might have hands-on experience with them.

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