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Old 05/03/2014, 10:42 AM   #1
Clancaster23
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Adding green to LED

I just changed some of the LED's in two of the four fixtures I have over my 180. They are 40 light fixtures, half white, half blue. I like how it looks now but it's just a bit too much pink/purple color. I put two reds (660nm) in each of the two. I didn't think they would be so strong, I can actually see the red flashing off the sand bed. I want to reduce the pink hue I have now when I do the other two fixtures and was thinking of having just one red per fixture and I need to replace that second red with something. I was thinking of putting in a green but not sure what effect it'd have on the lighting. Right now they have 9 whites, 15 blues, 9 royal blue, 5 violet and 2 red. I'm going for a little more blue and a little less red/pink so I want to replace one red with either a green or a royal blue. Or is there another color I should try or should I put in a green? Maybe a blue? I'm not sure. Suggestions?


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Old 08/05/2014, 06:12 PM   #2
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where do you get your leds from? I have a 120w Chinese led fixture with just whites and blues and would like to make them full spectrum. would those leds work in my fixture?


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Old 08/05/2014, 06:58 PM   #3
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I added green to my reef breeders fixture not sure I like it. I added 4 to a 4 ft fixture. I personally wouldn't but it's up to you. I like the reef breeders stock colors


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Old 08/05/2014, 09:13 PM   #4
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where do you get your leds from? I have a 120w Chinese led fixture with just whites and blues and would like to make them full spectrum. would those leds work in my fixture?
Order them from reef breeders. I beleive they're $1.50 ea. Depending on your current set up, I'd replace some standard whites with 35k, 45k, and violate, along with 480nm to make it more full spectrum.


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