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Old 04-13-2014, 08:59 PM   #1
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Led intensity

I got my 165w dimmable led recently and i was wondering on what percentage should i run them in order to grow hard sps such as acropora? My tank is a 35 gallon 18" high and my leds are 10" from the surface.
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Acros like high light but those panels are intense so you will not have to worry if there is enough light.
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Even if i run them 45% and 60%?
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You will need to light acclimate any sps corals you get. Once you have them moved up under that intensity if they start to brown you need to increase light and if they bleach you will need to decrease. That intensity seems like a good place to start but you probably don't even need it that high.
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Good to know! I never aclimated my corals to light only drip method. How to you aclimat them to light?
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Light acclimation is after touve dripped them and got them in the tank. Basically, I start mine at the bottom of my tank. Give them about a week there and then move them to where I want them. This gives their zooxanthellae time to adjust themselves to the light intensity. My tank is about the same height as yours I believe.
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Thanks! What are the results of not acclimating them?
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Dead corals lol. I've fried an acro or two from not light acclimating.
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Does this apply to lps and other corals as well?
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Well I usually leave lps and softies at the bottom so I don't but if you were gonna put them high then it does. You will melt softies giving them to much light. Lps will bleach and die as well. Light acclimation is crucial ime.
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