AI PRIME settings

Sinthel

New member
I've had an AI prime for about a year now. Trying to find correct settings (or at least opinions) on if I am using enough light or not.

I have a JBJ 45 with prime on arm approx 10 inches from surface.

My light setting peak for 4 hours/day at:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxSPFJ0C4xvOY3I3dzNxVGI2SHM

I've seen people with UV all the way up at 60. Red all the way up, etc. On 45g or even smaller.

My LFS tells me not to go above 5% UV. Said red and green are for human eye only and tank/corals don't need.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

Thanks!
 

donpachino1983

New member
Hi there,

These are my settings for both of my AI PRIME on my 25g.

Been running them like this and so far so good

Deep Red
11:20am - 8:30pm - 11:30pm
0% - 10% - 0%

Green
09:50am - 12:20pm - 2:40pm - 8:00pm - 11:50pm
0% - 27% - 35% - 35% - 0%

Royal Blue
9:40am - 12:20pm - 2:40pm - 8:00pm - 9:10pm - 12:00pm
0% - 52% - 72% - 69% - 57% - 0%

Deep Blue
10:00am - 12:20pm - 2:40pm - 8:00pm - 9:10pm - 11:40pm
6% - 55% - 75% - 72% - 60% - 6%

Violet
10:00am - 12:20pm - 2:40pm - 8:00pm - 9:10pm - 11:40pm
6% - 41% - 60% - 62% - 52% - 6%

UV
11:20am - 2:40pm - 8:00pm - 11:30pm
0% - 25% - 25% - 0%

Cool White
09:50am - 12:20pm - 2:40pm - 8:00pm - 11:50pm
0% 23% - 30% - 30% - 0%
 

Sinthel

New member
How long have you been running your tank? No algae or coral bleaching issues?

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GimpyFin

Active member
The UV LEDs on the hydra and prime are 400 nm which is just barely considered UV. That, and they're only 1 LED per light puck and use significantly less power proportionally than the whites and blues. IMO, you're going to run into issues running the whites and blues high before you have issues with the UV. I have 2 hydra 26 HDs on my tank and run the UV between 80 and 90 no problem.
 

Ben.91

New member
My prime settings are All blues and violets at 100% red and green at 25% and white at 40-60%. I have a jbj 30 that's been running for 1yr and 3 months. These are the settings I run for my growth period from 12-4pm
 

donpachino1983

New member
how long have you been running your tank? No algae or coral bleaching issues?

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well on my new tank its been going strong but i ran the same settings on my old nano reef for a year and my corals did great. I did do the acclimation. And it was an ai hydra 26
 
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