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Old 01-06-2014, 08:01 PM   #21
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when I cut my frag I had to chip away part of the coral that's alive. I imagine that the OP is going to do the same because you can never be precise enough to just cut away the dead part and make the remaining coral intact
I encourage leaving some of the live tissue on the dead part. This will not hurt a coral. It's called "fragging". Everyone's doing it with no Ill effects.
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I don't think it's a lighting issue, but I will say that those lights don't have much blue. Blue is a more important color than white, especially if what they say is true about LED's being so limited in terms of spectrum.
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I don't think it's a lighting issue, but I will say that those lights don't have much blue. Blue is a more important color than white, especially if what they say is true about LED's being so limited in terms of spectrum.

Which ones u recomend?
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It depends what you are willing to spend. the Taotronics or similar fixtures are the cheapest I would use-
New Dimmable 120W Aquarium Coral Reef Fish Tank White Blue LED Light Black Shell | eBay
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I encourage leaving some of the live tissue on the dead part. This will not hurt a coral. It's called "fragging". Everyone's doing it with no Ill effects.

Frag off any dead parts as this will encourage growth. I've received or came across countless corals with decay or dead spots. Frag it off and within a few months in the rights conditions you'll have some nice new growth. Also those lights are def your prob. Not enough for sps, maybe softies and nps. I have those exact lights over a fw fo tank bc that's about all they are good for.
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There is a model on eBay that is similar to the marine land unit but its called beamswork quad and I believe there is another called green works evo they have a reef capable unit that uses stronger led bulbs than the marine land and the unit is around the same price i have it on my tank and it is bright on the sandbed 2ft down don't have any sps but it is one bright unit.
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PAR numbers?
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my bubble tip won't sit at 12" under it when it's on full daylight it says its 52 3w bulbs but they are probably not running at full my zoa seems to like it and its pretty high I don't have a par reader through would love to know
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I have the fixture the length of my tank that is 36x18x24
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So, 3 watt LEDs at 24" and you have corals that are happy on the sand bed?
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