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Old 07/23/2017, 08:18 AM   #1
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Question AI Hydra 26 Presets for non-display maximum macro growth?

I was watching a video from Bulk Reef Supplies about using a better quality light for the refugium. I have an extra Aqua Illumination Hydra 26, and i wanted to know what are the best growth settings? I image it would have more reds hues than blue hues.


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Old 07/23/2017, 08:12 PM   #2
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Most older refugium lighting is in the 6500 K mostly the white and some red spectrum. I seen some very successful only using one of the 60 watt home bulbs like this.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Philips-6...4399/203248911

If your intent is to grow algae then 6500 K is a good range to shoot for...


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Thanks! I currently use a LED floodlight at 6500k. I would like to use my spare Hydra 26 in replace of what I currently use. I should reword what I'm asking... How to calibrate each of the LEDs on the Hydra to emulate 6500k. I know red light induces growth, but i would to see a basic set up of each LED at what percentage intensity. Plus my Hydras are controlled by my iPhone. It would be nice to see my fuge light to turn on when my display lights go out 'seamlessly'.


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