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Old 12-29-2010, 09:18 PM   #11
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LAWD thats blindingly bright!
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:40 PM   #12
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Just an update. My SPS seem to be doing very well. I have had to break-off chunks of my purple monti. cap. (couldn't find anyone local who wanted the frags) and the acro that I put in when I changed the lights has grown upwards about 1/4 to 1/2 an inch, spread quite a bit over the ceramic plug, and the main column has really thickened up.

So, primary verdict is that you shouldn't have too many problems keeping SPS under LED lights. Having issues keeping zoas though. Perhaps there is too much light for some of them
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:51 PM   #13
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if theyre close they may be being melted from too much light
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:43 AM   #14
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it could be just from the shock of the new lighting. is that scripps turning green yet? it appears brown.
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I have the zoas at the bottom of the tank and they are as flat against the rocks as they can get.

What scripps? If you mean the acro in the back: it is always like that. The tips are a purple blue but the main body is brown.
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yes, it reminds me of a ORA scripps green acropora. maybe it isn't with the purple tips. the default color for sps corals is brown. over time with your new lighting, it should gain color over the entire colony.
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It would be nice if it gained the same colour over the whole body. Ever since I got the acro it has been like that. Brownish on the main body but purple on the tips. Slimes up like crazy if you have to move it. The urchins knock it over every once in a while. Soon I will have to get brave and frag it. Some of the arms are over 6" long. What you can't see is the small acro crab that lives in it. Pretty cool little guy.
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how long has it been under the LEDs?
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I've had it for a long time now. I used to have it under my 6-bulb TEK light fixture and now it's under my four fixture Reefbrite (equivilant to an 8-bulb T5 fixture). It's always been the same. Even at the LFS where it was under MH.
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we need to get par readings for LEDs :P
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