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Old 11-17-2009, 11:38 PM   #11
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Ok the frogspawn is only coming out part way..... all other corals seem fine as of now.
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:52 PM   #12
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You can bring the frogspawn up higher(closer to the light) until you get you lights repaired.
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I plan to tomorrow. Its already pretty high but im gonna try to raise it as much as i can. even though it is in the perfect spot
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:17 AM   #14
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Great, give it a fighting chance at max light.
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:28 AM   #15
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Ahhh... sorry. Didn't see that about the transformer in your first post. That sucks. But yeah... I'd keep the 10k in versus the actinic. As pat8you mentioned, the 10k light spectrum has more of a variety... including the wavelengths found in actinic bulbs.
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Old 11-18-2009, 04:30 PM   #16
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Just a thought, would keeping the lights on longer allow them to get more light? or would that not really help at all? and by the way everything still seems out and ok. The frogspawn seems to be more open today.
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Old 11-18-2009, 04:40 PM   #17
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You can leave the lights on a tad longer..ie: 1hr, but remember that corals are animals and need a day/night cycle to survive. Since it's only going to be a week at most it won't really matter.
remember with a longer light cycle you may get an algae bloom that will take you longer then a week to get rid of.
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:31 PM   #18
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Ok. just a thought
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Actinic lights are for color not growth.
Hmmm. I run 2 actinic lights and 2 50/50 lights which are half actinic.

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I too had heard that actinic were only for visual effect. So after doing some reading, actinic are a spectrum of the sun. The 10000k is half the spectrum while actinc are the other half. I would run the 10000k full time until new transformer arrives. I say this because it is a broad spectrum while the actinic is on the blue side of the scale.
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