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Old 05-06-2015, 06:28 PM   #11
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I thought that one of those lights was a blue light, should I switch to LED?


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I'm not saying that, though I know I had to replace my coralife unit when I wasn't able to keep the coral I wanted under it and the unit would only fit coralife bulbs rather than opening the world up to the high end ones like ATI for example.
I didn't notice the one being coralife's actinic bulb, thought they were all 10K.
Either way, I would still point to the fact that the lighting is why your corals don't pop like you think they should. The coralife actinic bulb is a far reach from an ATI blue + for example. If yours is a unit that can fit standard T5HO bulbs I would replace them with a different color spectrum to reach what you are looking for, which would be one 10k bulb, two actinic, and one purple in the 4 bulb unit. If it is the same unit that I unluckily wasted my money on, you might want to research a different unit so you can meet your goals.
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Do you have the coralife biocube? If so that's the problem. The stock lights are junk mine only supports low light corals. They make some nice retrofit kits though. But they cost about as much as it would be to buy a good light. I just left the stock lights and bought a light for my 44 gallon instead I keep mushrooms a Kenya tree coral and a toad stool in my biocube and leave the higher light corals for my 44g


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I do have a 28 gal bio cube, I'll invest in some new lights to start I think. Is there anything in a chemical level that could be causing this?


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More colors in my corals

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I do have a 28 gal bio cube, I'll invest in some new lights to start I think. Is there anything in a chemical level that could be causing this?


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It's the light. The only thing that keeps its color really nice are mushrooms. Rapid led, and Steve's LEDs has some nice retrofit kit but it's just as expensive to upgrade a biocube as it is to set up a larger aquarium

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My daughter has a biocube and her coral look exactly like yours. Its the light for sure.
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you can add the blue LED lunar bars all the empty spots that really makes the colors pop. you also need to make sure your light bulbs are being replaced every 8 to 10 months.
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