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Old 01-02-2015, 10:45 PM   #11
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Why so low?
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Old 01-03-2015, 01:56 PM   #12
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I was acclimating my coral it burnt a coup,e up the first couple days


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That is something easily done, but that is pretty low. With mine set at 60%, even when I use acclimation mode it doesn't go under 50%.
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I'm having similar issues with radions but my nitrates are close to 0. How many hours a day are you running 60% and what color temp? And how deep is your tank? I'm at about 45% for 10+ hours a day, my tank is 30" deep, lights hang 10" above and color temp goes between 12k and 19k. Frustrating that some say no more than 25% and some say no less than 60% intensity. Time for a led par meter perhaps? Appreciate it!


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If there is algae then your nitrates are not 0. These are strong lights. The stronger the light source the easier it is for algae to grow. That is why some people even use T5HO to grow their refugium!
Radions come with a default lens that ends up cutting through the water and would do great on deep tanks. Their wide angle lenses help with that and disperse the intensity out. This is something I will be doing to my Radions this month.
One thing that can be done to cut back on algae growth that helps is by cutting the red out of the spectrum. It will still grow, but I have noted some improvement after doing so.
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Will look at the reds. Thanks for the tip! What color temp you using primarily?

I'm wondering if an algae scrubber in sump would help cut down the growth in the display?

And it's been a year since I changed the RO filter membrane. Perhaps a factor. Silicates getting in?

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An ATS will help, but the algae wouldn't be caused by silicates. It would be nitrates and phosphates.
And in terms of my color temp that really depends on the time of day. I've made it vary, but it is modelled after Jonathan's graph, which was made by an Ecotech employee. I've just cut the intensity down to 60% and cut out the red completely.
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