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Old 11-02-2012, 12:08 AM   #11
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It is actually frogspawn, my bad. And here is a pic of my crappy light source. And I bought a new power head to increase flow, it seems to help
What kind of light is that? And how many watts?
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:41 PM   #12
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Here is a link to the product, I'm unsure about light source, all I know is that it is an led. The guy at my local fish store said it would be adequate for soft coral. But it's my first tank and I'm learning as I go.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:44 PM   #13
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They are looking better today ! And I'm sure they would look a lot better with a better light source. Guess ill have to continue to save and get one soon.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:51 AM   #14
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Do you have that coral under the tetra tank stock lighting? If you do, you are seriously mistaken about what it takes to keep coral. These LEDs are not the right temperature (kelvin rating) 10k-20k, or not nearly strong enough (they are .06w, not 2-3w) and I don't even want to get into describing PAR ratings.

I'd hate to say it, but your LFS let you down. Plus realize that spawns are a LPS and not a soft coral.

A half way decent LED fixture proper for keeping LPS like this spawn should start around $200. Please re-advise your setup and more importantly, research into saltwater lighting.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:43 AM   #15
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Another case of lfs letdown. Maybe you have someone that can hold them till you get a better light? Or better yet I would make the pet store refund me my money if they sold you that as a package deal. It happens to everybody don't feel bad. I started with 1 tiger barb 1 gbr and 2 ember tetras in a....wait for it...3 gallon...
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