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Best K* temps

TaigC94

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Ive recently got into SPS and had my full spectrum led over them. My chips in the lamp blew so I'm looking at lights. My question is what is the best K* temps for sps? My peak now is 10000k. Ive read on some forms that its enough. Some say go for 12000-14000k. I also have zoanthids and a few LPS in there. Tank is 24inches high with the light another 12 inches above
 

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Are you referring to just white led chips or the appearance of the mix? Generally lower K ratings are better as they cover more of the red thus why red leds are not really needed. 4500-6000K. Generally though US hobbyists prefer the 14-16K 'look'. You just have to make sure are covering all the peaks needed.
 

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Yes my main question was the white chips. I've been researching non stop but can't find a common temp. I see one set with 6x 3500k 6x 7500k and 8x 12000k. Then the other red blue green. The other set is 18x 12000k and 6x 6500k but also has uv chips. I don't know which would be better
 

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