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Amphrites

I don't know about sps under the HiParGero, not unless you really turn up the whites or even run 100% on all channels, I don't think abi ships their par bulbs outside NA, nicrew just came out with a big 50w puck but they have a very mixed reputation when it comes to longevity and quality lol, the lomini has mixed reviews but I'd agree it's low wattage...

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9 hours ago, Amphrites said:

I don't know about sps under the HiParGero, not unless you really turn up the whites or even run 100% on all channels, I don't think abi ships their par bulbs outside NA, nicrew just came out with a big 50w puck but they have a very mixed reputation when it comes to longevity and quality lol, the lomini has mixed reviews but I'd agree it's low wattage...

I usually try not to ramp any light all the way up - because I figured the LEDs will burn out quicker, plus the light will run hotter (too hot, sometimes). 

 

I saw someone else using a 20W Nicrew over a 2' ft long. While he claims it can support various corals, including a BTA and LPS, I wasn't too sold on the colors. It's suitable as a budget light, I suppose, but I'm not sure if it can support SPS long-term. 😕

 

And yeah, the lumini seems underpowered. I'll do more research though. Will definitely read up more the hipargero too. 

 

Thanks for the input. 👍

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27 minutes ago, Snow_Phoenix said:

I usually try not to ramp any light all the way up - because I figured the LEDs will burn out quicker, plus the light will run hotter (too hot, sometimes). 

 

I saw someone else using a 20W Nicrew over a 2' ft long. While he claims it can support various corals, including a BTA and LPS, I wasn't too sold on the colors. It's suitable as a budget light, I suppose, but I'm not sure if it can support SPS long-term. 😕

 

And yeah, the lumini seems underpowered. I'll do more research though. Will definitely read up more the hipargero too. 

 

Thanks for the input. 👍

Different NiCrew
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Piccolo filter feeding: 🤗

 

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Piccolo was filter-feeding as usual, but this time from the GSP: 🤗

 

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Also, that awkward toadstool in the middle of all the zoas is me at social gatherings: 😅

 

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And I caught my Jack-O-Lantern leptoseris unleashing some killer sweepers today: 😮

 

Coral Turf Wars 101: Lepto or pavona? 🤔

 

Personally I think the pavona can hold its own. It only looks subtle, but that piece has sweepers too and can be a badass when pissed. 😅

 

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A couple of blurry nightshots incoming - caught Harvey in his camocolors. Took some pics with & without the flash, but my phone's camera had a hard time focusing in the absence of the reef lights:

 

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Also, all the collonista snails are out - there are so many of them! 😮

 

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I wonder if my hitchiker microbrittles are still alive. I think there might be a few beige ones left, but they're simply hidden. 🤔

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Have you made any progress on picking a light? There are so many choices I find it hard to decide so I don't LOL.

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24 minutes ago, debbeach13 said:

Have you made any progress on picking a light? There are so many choices I find it hard to decide so I don't LOL.

No, no progress yet. I need to settle a few other things with the other tanks first. Once I do that, I'll go back to researching on a proper light. 

 

The Chihiros is holding up for *now. 

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