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Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:50 am
I could use some advice on both spectrum and intensity settings on my Aquasky light for a 75 gallon Mbuna tank. There are sliders for Red, Green, Blue and White. Right now there are no plants but I do plan on adding some Anubias if you use this light please post a snapshot of your setup.
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:02 am
Great LED light and the new Pro feature update a nice added bonus.
I like to have mine gradually fade up over 10 mins before feeding time. I only have brightness levels set to 50 percent max - I dont like the over exposed washed out look .https://imgur.com/ep5RpOh
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:18 am
New pro setting Was a welcome and good update. Similarly I only used 50% brightness as they can be quite bright.
I also use them on my community tank. I am not the greatest gardener and have killed most of my plants, but java ferns and moss seem to be doing ok and anubias are of the same ilk so should be ok. It is likely to be more me than the lights for the lack of plant success. It was low tech setup and ended up with co2/ 02 imbalance and lots of hair algae. Back under control now with some basic plants and just a dose of flourish at each water change
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:21 pm
Apologies for dredging up an old post, but I've just got myself one of these and it's a fantastic upgrade over the generic white and blue LED strip I was using. I hadn't realised how washed out the fish colours were until I switched over to this. Even out of the box set to 100% it had a significantly warmer hue than the light it replaced. The yellows in the tank are far, far deeper.
I've also got mine set to 50% across the board (red.greem,blue,white).
What are people doing regarding the red/green/blue balance? Is there anything that's recommended / preferable for a rocky mbuna tank, or is it just a case of playing around until you find something you're happy with? I suspect it's down to decor and what particular fish you have, but I'm asking so as to avoid spending hours and hours screwing around with the thing
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:57 pm
Really nice light.
I guess it’s just down to preference and what looks good with the fish you have.
I don’t like any green in my settings.
My morning settings for 2 hours
White - 28
Blue - 20
Green - 0
Red - 26
My evening settings For 4 hours
Blue - 18
Green - 0
Red - 70
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:34 pm
Thanks for sharing your settings, shiftyfox.
I'm going to have a play with the balance. I haven't tried removing all green or red yet.
I've got mine switching to a low amount of blue only in the evening and am running it like that for a few hours - it's nice to be able to see what's going on when the room is dark. I'm really pleased with the light unit itself, well worth the money in my opinion.
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