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Old 03-14-2012, 11:51 AM
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Does it seem the people who started the tank with LEDs are having more success then people who had another source of light and switched ?
Looks that way but looks like 90 percent of the go back to t5 or mh
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:56 AM
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Looks that way but looks like 90 percent of the go back to t5 or mh
HAHA where did you get that percentage from
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:03 PM
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I made it up lol
But just looking at this thread it looks like it close to 90
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LMFAO jerl haha
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:12 PM
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Im going to gary's for frags. I switched out power compact on my nano for 3 ecoxotic panorama led bars. I cant complain about the growth at all it has been awesome. However overtime i have lost ALOT of color. Only one piece of sps has maintained its color and im assuming thats because it has grown right to the surface of the water.

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Old 03-14-2012, 12:37 PM
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I must just be lucky lol

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Old 03-14-2012, 12:42 PM
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I used ot have MH PC combo, now I've had 3 Wingo's Grandslam bars for 6 months and the growth has been great, color pretty much the same with white/blue on, but when only the blues are on is spectacular.
Most of my tank is LPS and zoas and the 3 pieces of SPS that I have have been growing pretty good too, I dont know about their color since I got them when I had the LED already.
I dont think I'm going back, for me is kind of the same without heat, noise and spending $200 bucks every 9 months to replace the bulbs.
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:12 PM
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as painful as it is, i have to agree with jerl.. haha just kidding bud, its not painful but i do agree with you.. i have a ecoxotic panorama unit over my 92g corner... u have decent coloring of my corals( after i added 9 stunner strips of blue and blue/magenta) the problem i have noticed is i have a dead zone dead center in my tank below the panel, each and every frag or colony that goes in that area either bleaches out or eventually craps out.. around the outer ring of the panel i get good growth and color...

on the flip side i wish i never wasted almost a grand on the lighting bc i can take the same coral from that tank and put it in either one of my frag systems and they will have better color "pop" as well as polyp extension.. on one of my frag tanks i have a 6 bulb t5 36" and on my other frag tank i have a 10 bulb t5 48" and the colors are great..

so if it were up to me i would go back to t5s on my display tank..
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:15 PM
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I just got LEDs for my frag tank now u guys are scaring me! I've only owned t5s for ever
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Those stunner strips are really only accent lighting, the panorama modules are the real lighting.

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