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lemec
05/10/2016, 12:23 PM
Anyone having luck running SPS and keeping good strong color while using the Mitras!? I've been using mine for 8-9 months and I can't keep and of the good vivid colors...I started at 50%, and noticed that the sps slowly lost their color, so I ramped it up to 80% over a month progressively and then the couple that still held onto some color started to bleach out...getting a bit frustrated. I bought a PAR Meter and I'm not getting much punch at all...450 at surface and it drops to 100 at the bottom of my elos 70. I run a 6200HV and a 6100HV..just below water surface at 80% was only in the 300's...I'm running the lights in the 19k spectrum.

fq600
05/10/2016, 01:05 PM
I gave up on mine also. It bleached my sps and took them off the tank. I have plans to use them but mainly for supplemental purposes. Running all the blues n HV only.

Sorry to hear man. I didn't have any luck with them. A good friend of mine ran his for a very long time. He was way more stubborn than me. Haha. And he will not run them over SPS...



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lemec
05/10/2016, 01:10 PM
I know measuring PAR with them isn't as exact as it is with MH and T5 but there needs to be a better way to dial these things in...they are capable, I've seen tanks running them, but no one seems to know the right answers to them...

dattong
05/10/2016, 02:51 PM
I'll send you my project file when I'm home tonight. It's not the fixture fault, it's the spectrum and intensity that you picked. I have good growth and great color with mitras.

lemec
05/10/2016, 03:12 PM
Thank you. That's exactly what I was looking for. I know this fixture has to be able to grow Sps, I just needed to find someone that has been successful at it.

dattong
05/10/2016, 06:19 PM
Here's a link to download my project file. My tank is filled with water 20" in height and My two GHL 6200HV's are 17" off the water surface. You can increase/decrease the overall intensity in High Efficiency mode depending on how your corals response. If your corals brown out or bleach then it's too much light. Light alone is not entirely responsible for your corals' color; your water quality counts as well.
http://www.mediafire.com/download/8clcyj3s0gr2pv7/2016_GHL_6200_HV_light_composer_project_%28compatible_with_V1084%29.lpc

lemec
05/10/2016, 06:46 PM
Ya, water is fine...ill check out your program tomorrow when I get back to the office.

StarF
05/11/2016, 03:00 PM
i have kept sps under mine for 2 years with out isues. The problem is people over do either the spectrum or intensety. If you want i can send you my settings file, its a little more blue and not so purple as dattong´s settings.

lemec
05/11/2016, 08:08 PM
That would be great! I'm open to trying anything...I want to buy some new sps but I refuse until I get these lights dialed in lol

StarF
05/12/2016, 01:27 AM
pm me your mail, and i will send it when i get home from work.

GazzMan
05/12/2016, 09:45 AM
I'm running 3 6100HVs on a 5' tank, I have them on high output from 0900 until 2100 with 2 thunder storms per week.
Here are some before and after shots taken with my iPhone and I havnt doctored the pics at all, these pics were taken about 5-6 months apart

http://www.ultimatereef.net/forums/showthread.php?498072-GazzMans-retirement-plan&p=7325891#post7325891

http://www.ultimatereef.net/forums/showthread.php?498072-GazzMans-retirement-plan&p=7325900#post7325900

lemec
05/12/2016, 10:07 AM
Looks like some good growth and coloration...I see you get the cyano too...low nutrient?

lemec
05/12/2016, 12:46 PM
Here's a link to download my project file. My tank is filled with water 20" in height and My two GHL 6200HV's are 17" off the water surface. You can increase/decrease the overall intensity in High Efficiency mode depending on how your corals response. If your corals brown out or bleach then it's too much light. Light alone is not entirely responsible for your corals' color; your water quality counts as well.
http://www.mediafire.com/download/8clcyj3s0gr2pv7/2016_GHL_6200_HV_light_composer_project_%28compatible_with_V1084%29.lpc

Interesting spectrum...I've always shut the greens and reds totally off because the few things I've read, they have no use, but I did like the way my Earlie wrasse's colors popped! Is that your complete cycle? Time wise seemed "weird" to me, lol...

Halfmoon61
05/14/2016, 07:41 PM
I'm running 3 6100HVs on a 5' tank, I have them on high output from 0900 until 2100 with 2 thunder storms per week.
Here are some before and after shots taken with my iPhone and I havnt doctored the pics at all, these pics were taken about 5-6 months apart

That's fantastic growth, I run 6100HV and have never found the right settings to get near that! Care to share the file? Most I find are for 6200's. Really nice tank you got there.

GazzMan
05/15/2016, 02:34 AM
That's fantastic growth, I run 6100HV and have never found the right settings to get near that! Care to share the file? Most I find are for 6200's. Really nice tank you got there.

Thanks Perry, yes mate, it's some fantastic growth mate, you will be very surprised at the simplicity of my program.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/w8cc2plmy8cnwlv/GazMan.lpc?dl=0

I have all 3 lamps on high output.

Halfmoon61
05/15/2016, 01:59 PM
Thanks, I like the dome look, I always ended up with a pyramid. :)

GazzMan
05/16/2016, 01:21 PM
Thanks, I like the dome look, I always ended up with a pyramid. :)

Lol, I like the smooth in and smooth out, it's not the original as it's morphed over time to please the tank.

Iv had no problems at all with this program as it is.

dattong
05/16/2016, 03:02 PM
Interesting spectrum...I've always shut the greens and reds totally off because the few things I've read, they have no use, but I did like the way my Earlie wrasse's colors popped! Is that your complete cycle? Time wise seemed "weird" to me, lol...

You can always change the time to fit your schedule so that you can enjoy your tank when you're home. I have another project that produces spectacular growth but it's more of MH look. I like blue/purple look. You need about 6hrs on the whiter spectrum to get good growth and color, then about 3hrs on whatever spectrum that pleases your eyes for viewing.

Here's my tank growing under the old project
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StarF
05/16/2016, 03:10 PM
You can always change the time to fit your schedule so that you can enjoy your tank when you're home. I have another project that produces spectacular growth but it's more of MH look. I like blue/purple look. You need about 6hrs on the whiter spectrum to get good growth and color, then about 3hrs on whatever spectrum that pleases your eyes for viewing.

Do you have any pictures of your tank? i am interested in your results with the blue/purple spectrum.

dattong
05/16/2016, 03:16 PM
Do you have any pictures of your tank? i am interested in your results with the blue/purple spectrum.

I broke down that tank and just started my new tank a month ago. I just found my old project yesterday and decided to use it instead the bluer spectrum. I'll upload it if you're interested. Check out my old tank to see the result of this old project.

StarF
05/17/2016, 02:22 AM
I broke down that tank and just started my new tank a month ago. I just found my old project yesterday and decided to use it instead the bluer spectrum. I'll upload it if you're interested. Check out my old tank to see the result of this old project.

please do upload :)

lemec
05/17/2016, 08:39 AM
I went with a whiter look now, but I may add an hour and a half at start and end of the 6 hours of white to give me a nicer ramp up...I've also set the acclimation to slowly ramp up to the 100% by the end of June...

dattong
05/17/2016, 08:50 AM
I went with a whiter look now, but I may add an hour and a half at start and end of the 6 hours of white to give me a nicer ramp up...I've also set the acclimation to slowly ramp up to the 100% by the end of June...

Be careful with the whiter spectrum, don't crank it up too high or your corals get bleached. Look at the the overall graph, if it's in between 60-70% then adjust the output in HE mode to about 50-55% and go from there by observing how your corals respond.

lemec
05/17/2016, 07:55 PM
I'll take a screen shot of my curve and post my program tomorrow.

dattong
05/17/2016, 10:21 PM
please do upload :)

Here you go. This is an old project file that's very good for growth and color but on the whiter look.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/whw5zm73grr5r0r/2012_light_composer_project.lpc

lemec
05/19/2016, 10:02 PM
Is the GHL app for iPhone not working or no longer supported? Getting my profilux up and I was hoping to connect today only to get a blank blue screen...

doggydoc
05/20/2016, 06:48 AM
Working fine for me...


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StarF
05/21/2016, 03:16 AM
Here you go. This is an old project file that's very good for growth and color but on the whiter look.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/whw5zm73grr5r0r/2012_light_composer_project.lpc

thank you, your spectrum is pretty close to what i am using.

i have a small peak with every source at 100%

then it turns into this:

lemec
05/23/2016, 12:34 PM
Here's what the tank looks like with the new lighting profilehttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160523/e156a31fb35215d32fe3fb9b952e6dd4.jpg

xlzerolx
05/27/2016, 06:03 PM
Hi everyone,
Just wanted to say thank you for starting this thread and to the contributors. I too was about to give up on my mitras and go back to T5 because I just could not find the correct spectrum. Giving dattong "whiter spectrum" a shot. I liked it better than the first one that dattong posted, and it looks a lot better than the one I was using.

Lemec, in the picture you posted, which one did you end up using?

dattong
05/27/2016, 06:50 PM
Keep an eye on your intensity setting. The light intensity in my project is pretty strong and for led acclimated sps only. I would go from 40% in HE and see how corals respond and adjust the intensity accordingly. You'd see PE is better with my whiter spectrum program. If you experience algea growth problem, reduce the light period.

lemec
05/28/2016, 06:31 PM
I'm slowly ramping up to 95%....is that too intense with these lights? I'll try and post my graph tomorrow.

lemec
06/09/2016, 12:55 PM
Well here is my program...I'm still ramping up to that peak but it will get there by the beginning of July...
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160609/b2de60839c703b4a750bcdfbf14cf4f1.jpg
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160609/44c07f5d5cf1c3a7f2b8859dedaf8619.jpg

lemec
06/09/2016, 12:56 PM
Sent same pic twice meant for this one, lol...
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160609/5d08868cff727e380d7025047a99402a.jpg

lemec
06/16/2016, 07:05 PM
So I moved my zoa Rock over to another part of the tank, exposing a rock covered in coraline algae... I noticed that it bleached out within a weeks time, so I dropped the output of my lights down to 70%....guess we will see what that does for coral coloration....

Diesel3443
06/17/2016, 08:50 AM
Is the GHL app for iPhone not working or no longer supported? Getting my profilux up and I was hoping to connect today only to get a blank blue screen...

I get the same blue screen

h3dgehog
06/17/2016, 05:44 PM
I get the same blue screen

Same... been wondering this...

lemec
06/20/2016, 01:23 PM
Well, since dropping to 70% power my JF Fruity Pebbles monti has started to get purple tips and green is slowly filling in on the coral, my setosa and red dragon are also getting darker in color....think I may have found my balance.

lemec
06/27/2016, 12:37 PM
Here's a current tank shot after a bit of movinghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160627/6de4668799331afbc3426b5cce11ff79.jpg