Max LED watt for 4g Pico

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    I am retrofitting some LEDs to supplement the 3x3watt white 2x1 watt blue fixture I have. I am using 3 watt RGB LEDs cree stars so I can program some nice color shows. I can tune the color a bit, I get 1.8 watt of 6k white or 2.1 watt of 4k white.

    I plan on keeping acans along with some forgiving softies like candy canes, GSP, and frogspawn.

    Each driver I have can power 4 LEDs. Is an additional 8 watts (19watt total) too much for this small 4g?
     
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    17 watts at 4 hours per day is toasting my coralline... It may be unrelated as I've shifted the rock work and addressed some water quality issues but I am turning it down a bit to 13 watts or for evaluation.
     

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