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Old 03-27-2013, 01:58 PM   #1
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How to transition to a brighter light fixture???

Currently Iím using a 36" Odyssea 4 bulb t5 fixture with ATI/Giesemann bulb combo. I Just ordered the current nova extreme pro with the 6 bulbs with the individual reflectors and I was wondering whats the best way to transition my tank to the new lighting system??

Should I be moving the coral down and slowly bringing them back up?? or should I be running only 4 bulbs for the first couple of weeks and then gradually introducing 1 bulb every couple of week??


Also I should expect some algea bloom with the brighter fixture?? At least at first??
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:57 PM   #2
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place 3-4 layers of household screen over the tank use the nylon type then remove 1 layer a week this will allow the coral time to adjust, if they start to bleach put the layer back on and try it in 10 days time between layers
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Thanks for the tip
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:56 PM   #4
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could you unscrew to bulbs to start then a week later screw one in so 5 are running then a week later screw the 6th in?
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:30 PM   #5
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You could but then your adding 54-72 watts of light instantly and some coral may bleach
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