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Old 07-15-2013, 06:04 PM   #2331
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8-12 inches above the water surface and be sure to dim them as they are very bright. I was shocked when i first turned mine on.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:16 PM   #2332
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Good luck, I hope things turn around for you!
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:25 PM   #2333
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If you find a happy medium for whites and blues let me know. I've had these lights for like 2 months and I had them at 40% and 40%. Couldn't keep 2 birdsnest colorful. They both bleached. Dropped them down to 30% and 30% and everything else is still fine but they never got back color I have them 8" above my 55 gallon tank. They were halfway up the tank.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:37 PM   #2334
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I had to run the whites at 10 % the blues at 30 started to increase slowly by 10% every two weeks Most of my SPS set on the sand bed and lights are at 80% white 100% blue
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:20 PM   #2335
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So do you think that I should turn the whites down to 10% (the first dot) on each unit and leave the blues at 30% (the third dot)?
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:20 PM   #2336
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Sorry for posting my issue here, I want to help you with your setting too
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:32 PM   #2337
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Caint hurt I still have more blue than white My birdsnest's were bleaching at first under 30% Now they seem happy, it took a while though
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:03 PM   #2338
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:13 PM   #2339
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I do not mind. I am reading and learning too. I am waiting for my lights to get here.

My parameters are all off. I can't get my skimmer dialed in. It changes so much when I top off. It either drips soooo slow or it over flows and gets my cabinet soaked and carpet wet too.

Am slowly geting my life on track. With everything that has gone to crap, I hate to say this but the tank was the least of my worries. Had lawyer appt for workers comp stuff (I am fighting it-1 day in hospital and they want 36, 000 dollars from me cause insurances are not paying) That doesn't include xrays ct scqns and appts since Feb last year. Grr. Finally have roof appt this week...storm damage there and the floor rotted by patio door so now if you are not careful patio door comes out on top of you when you open or close it (I found that by the floor giving way under the carpet when I stepped on it). That comes before winter and after my tank. Gotta find a contractor and money for that. I think the last few years of bad luck should be done. (Saving my harrassment case for when I retire so I can keep my job, big junk of change if I can get my back pay when that happens). Sorry for ranting needed to vent but also to let you all know I have not given up on my saltwater tank. I just have to try to fix it and get everyone happy and growing. I have lost enough animals and spent too much on these beautiful creatures to give up now and I think my biggest problem right now is that my lights are real old like almost 2 years old. Whew done now so you all can close your eyes and give them a break from all the reading. Lol
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