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Old 09-28-2015, 06:30 PM   #11
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Very nice tank! What lights are you running?
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120 watt LED dimmable Ebay specials. Many call them taotronics. Just search "Dimmable aquarium LED lights" on ebay and you can't miss them. About $100 a unit.
A lot of us have those lights but not your results!!!
How high are your settings on the two channels set??
I have 2 of these lights still in boxes as backup if my acan fails.
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Blues are at about 100% and whites are at about 25%. I've played with them over the years and find this is my optimal setting. I like the look with this mix and the corals do really well. When I first set them up on my 55 gallon I bleached everything as I was running 2 at almost 100%. On that tank I turned all channels down to 25% and things recovered.


One thing I found with lights like this my SPS grow like crazy. Because of this they suck everything out of the water. I dose Alk/Cal/Mg daily and trace elements weekly to keep things in check. Without trace elements my coral were fading as the water was being stripped.
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Two tricks:

Develop means to get the vast majority of the food into the fish and organisms that utilize it.

Feed high quality foods and rotate them.

I prefer to feed at least once a day, and for example my school of chromis is stable. I also have tangs that are over 15 years old. Many of these fish have very short digestive systems and it really stresses them if they can't get enough to eat.


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