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Old 11-04-2003, 06:59 PM   #11
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LOL yeah I think I just might... I am hoping that Everything goes well.. And everything Adapts and Enjoys the lighting..

I haven't decided what I am going to do with the other 4 lights lol

Keep them and put them on my 29gal and have 7.5wpg frag tank???
Put all 4 of them on a 10gal and enjoy the 22wpg and see how stuff does..

Its 1 single ballast so I cant split them

Or sell the 4 lights as package to a fellow Reefer..


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Old 11-05-2003, 12:46 AM   #12
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What should I do if I cannot run my old and new lighting at the same time to allow everything to get used to the new lighting? I have just 2 48" florescent lights on the tank now and my 2x250W MH's will be coming late this week early next. I only have some crabs/stars/shrimp/urchins in the tank now until my fish are rid of ick in my Q tank in another week or so.

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Old 11-05-2003, 05:16 AM   #13
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With no coral or photosynthetic inverts, you don't have to worry about it. When you do start adding them follow the same as above, as I told james, the coral will be fine with the reduced photoperiod. But you can also start your corals out low and under overhangs to reduce light intensity and over time bring them out and further up in the aquarium. How you acclimate new animals is determined by what lighting they came from, James have been under and gotten used to more reduced lighting that he is putting on the tank.

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Old 11-06-2003, 05:09 PM   #14
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HOLY #@&% let there be light WOW I just got the MH bulbs for my tank and got everything hooked up.. Like I said Before HOLY COW let there be light.. It definetly made a difference and I am extremely happy I switched to MH.. The 10k Xm bulbs are nice too..

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Old 11-07-2003, 02:07 PM   #15
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Ok So after doing alot of research on the acclimation process I have decided to follow what Eric Borneman has suggested.. Using Several layers of Window Screen below the bulb to cut down the intensity of the lights.. After a few days or so Remove one screen and so on.. I have decided to go about this method as it seems like the best since it blocks out alot of the intensity and slowly increases it.. Sounds very logical and easy as well as much more possible in the wild (cloud Cover)..

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