40gallon Breeder, so it's only like 16" deep.
lighting with AHSupply reflectors - 1x10,000K and 1xActinic03
Currently I've had the BTA 7 days, almost to the hour. I'm running my lights opposite real life daytime, to reduce tank heat and keep a more consistent temp. So actinic on about now, and then the 10k comes on about 90 mins later. They turn off about 8am.
When I get up at 6am, the BTA is all shriveled up backing into his rock crevice. when I get home at 5pm, the tank's dark and he's all spread out and inflated (but still looks bleached out, is supposed to be a rose BTA, but I suspect it's just a standard BTA with rose tips...or he's super bleached out).
Now here's the kicker...the tank faces East, but the south wall of the room has 3 windows, with thin fabric curtains, so lots of diffused sunlight all afternoon.
Attached photo shows him Sunday, after lights were on all night. He looks like this every day.
Is my BTA dying?
Is it responding to the sunlight, and not my PC
Is it just still acclimating?