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Old 08-12-2011, 06:45 PM   #231
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Excellent. It is too early yet to make conclusions, but so far so good. My experience has been the same and I am on two years since the switch over. Again, MH is the gold standard for SPS coral growth, no argument. But I am willing to limit my specimens to those the thrive under LED because MH has too may down sides. That's why I am taking careful note of what grows under LED and what doesn't. So far I haven't found anything that doesn't grow, but I don't have the extensive colonies of SPS some on this forum have
Yeah I know its way too early to tell,..but when I came home from work and saw all the corals fully extended and looking beautiful, I knew I'd made the right decision getting the LED's,..... I've got my fingers crossed that everything will work out,...and as for Ryan and jsmith,... Dary's really happy , believe it or not!!!
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:53 PM   #232
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Yeah I know its way too early to tell,..but when I came home from work and saw all the corals fully extended and looking beautiful, I knew I'd made the right decision getting the LED's,..... I've got my fingers crossed that everything will work out,...and as for Ryan and jsmith,... Dary's really happy , believe it or not!!!
How are your temps?
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How are your temps?
78.6 at the moment
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:15 PM   #234
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Same as your previous setup?
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:24 PM   #235
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Same as your previous setup?
It was 80.1 yesterday,..... But it's been hot out here and I had forgotten to close the door to the outside so the temperature rose accordingly ,...it's been slowly coming down so we'll just have to see when everything settles in,...normally it's around 76-78 degrees
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That's good, I get nervous when I hear about tanks that hit the mid 80's.
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That's good, I get nervous when I hear about tanks that hit the mid 80's.

Remind me on that one. But I also read somewhere that reefs do better if they are a little warmer..up to 82? Is that not kosher?
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I think it is okay. Conventional wisdom is that some corals can stand pretty high temperatures and some can not. 86 was where I had my die off when my chiller died a few years back. I prefer 76-78 as there is better oxygen saturation in the water. I run at 78 and I don't let it vary 1/2 degree.
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Today I turned my back on a colony of these beautiful lavender hairy mushrooms that I had seen at a Lfs that I seldom go to.., as I stated in VG 's bio cube build post.., I had to turn my back to them and pretend I never saw them.., I just wanna make sure that these LED lights don't burn 'em up or something.,I can't believe I walked away from them!!!! .. But maybe in a week or two when everything in my tank finds out where it is and how it's doing , then maybe I can add another colony.., but what I have noticed in the last three or four days under these lights is that some of my mushrooms are still huge but a few of the greenies have shrunken...I did reposition those under a little rock over hang to defuse some of the lighting so we'll see if that makes any difference..., it'll be a small price to pay for the visual effect that these lights put out... Stay tuned more to come I'm sure!!!
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Like I said, some of mine got smaller and crinklier, a much more textured surface and they reproduced quite quickly, so they must be healthy. My best guess is the PAR is higher and they don't have to deploy as much surface area as they did.
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