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Old 01-21-2014, 05:59 PM   #1
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How long to acclimate corals to light?

I added four frags after dipping on Sunday and placed them in/on the sand. How long do I need to acclimate them and when can I start moving the ones I want higher, higher?

I have LED's BTW, standard 125 so 23.5" I think.

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Zooanthid

I will probably leave the Goniopora on the sand, the Zooanthid would be placed on a rock but near bottom to let it do it's thing. The Duncan I'd want middle and the Favia as well.
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Give them a week then move them up Just keep an eye on them after moving them if they show signs of stress drop them back down
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:13 AM   #3
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BTW, none of those corals are super light needy. They are all going to be in the lower 3rd of the tank if you have the lights up at 100%.
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They can be acclimated to strong light if you like. I have had pieces on top of the rock and pieces in the lower 3rd, both did fine. I noticed the ones way up top weren't as brilliant as the lower ones, but held steady and did not bleach.
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Ok. Thanks. I have had good results with mid and lower tank.
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It depends of the kind of corals... I never acclimated my zoas/frogspawn/mush, and all is fine.

But my birdsnest SPS bleached, so this one had to be acclimated. It's case to case.
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It depends of the kind of corals... I never acclimated my zoas/frogspawn/mush, and all is fine.

But my birdsnest SPS bleached, so this one had to be acclimated. It's case to case.
...and the kind of light. I found that I can bleach pretty much anything under LED lighting.
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Yeah, that's what I realised, I had to dim my light from 80% to 60%, can't run it stronger or it bleach everything and make huge algae.
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