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    Question led lighting intensity

    Does anyone have a chart or link to a chart for led lighting intensity for corals?

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    Set up date: March 2009 Display Size: 150 Total Water In System: 180 Do you have a sump? YES
    Do you have a refugium? YES Amount of Liverock: 200 Depth of Sandbed: 2 Salinity level: 1.024
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    Re: led lighting intensity

    Depends on brand of led and type of corals your keeping. There is no standard formula.

    Set up date: February 2011 Display Size: 120g Total Water In System: 140g Do you have a sump? YES
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    Re: led lighting intensity

    Can you elaborate further Flav in general on Good brands, not up on new LED lighting components/systems

    Set up date: November 1997 Display Size: 150g Total Water In System: 190g Do you have a sump? YES
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    Fish and Inverts: regal tang, purple tang, yellow tang, blue tang, sailfin tang, 5 green chromis, yellow wrasse. Flame angel, Coral beauty. Kole tang. Corals: varity of softs , lots of zoos, some hard.
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    Re: led lighting intensity

    I'm running kessils, love them.
    radions are popular, not a huge fan.
    ai also popular but never used them.

    Set up date: February 2011 Display Size: 120g Total Water In System: 140g Do you have a sump? YES
    Do you have a refugium? NO Amount of Liverock: 80lb Depth of Sandbed: 2 inches Salinity level: 1.024
    ALK level: 8 Ammonia: 0 Nitrate: 0 Nitrite: 0
    What lighting are you using? What skimmer are you using? Calcium Reactor? Calcium level: 420
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    Fish and Inverts: Mixed. Corals: Softie, lps
    Other Equipment: Vertex ufx, mp40

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