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Old 08-02-2013, 02:51 PM   #1
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Need advice on coral light acclimation

Here goes. I just received my full spectrum led panel yesterday and would like to move all my corals from my biocube over to the 60g. I have the blues at about 50% now and the whites at maybe 20%. Is this a good starting point? The tank is 24 x 24x 24. The corals that are in the biocube are under a 4 bulb t5 currently and I also just purchased a few corals that were under the same led panels in the store. The new corals are in the tank under the leds' but havent opened up yet. :-(

The fixture is about 10 inches above the water line as well.

What do you guys think?

I also have a rbta in the biocube and it;s stretching for the light so I need to move him into the 60g as well.

So any information or opinions are more than welcome. I';m really good with t5 fixtires but the only led I've had is the same unit I just bought but non dimmable and I burnt so many corals with that one I wanna be sure I am acclimating ok this time around.

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slowly raise the lights over few days your corals will tell you when there happy just don't blast them 100%
I've raised mine some 60b 80w
sps seems to like it
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Sounds good Carey. My corals were also under 4 bulb t5 before my taotronic switch. Although, because I don't have them hung yet, I started mine at 25% each. They are sitting on top of my screen top. It's been about 3 weeks since I've had mine. The blues are about 65% and the whites are 50%.
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How's the acclimation going Carey?
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Sign, it didnt go so good. I ended up moving the coral AGAIN this time back to the 125g. I'm thinking I will work on the algae in this tank some more and then try again in the 60g under the leds.
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Keep at it I'm sure you'll find that sweet spot for those lights!
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