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Old 02-07-2015, 09:09 PM   #11
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I believe 90 degree. The light is the Tao TT-AL09, which looks like is currently unavailable so I can't find much info on Amazon.

Anyways, since I turned the blues down to a little less than they were last night, everything is back to normal.

I will add, however, I did a 5 gallon water change. Could parameters have been on the edge and came down to normal levels from this change, or was it in fact the light?

So many variables, so little time...
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can you take a picture of the leds? If it's this unit-
http://www.amazon.com/TaoTronics-TT-.../dp/B0092LXQRM
You have 120 degree optics...the same as I am using.

It's quite possible the water change helped. Hard to say, but I will say that lighting changes do not have instant results. You could raise or lower intensity and not see the effects of that for weeks.
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Old 02-07-2015, 09:21 PM   #13
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Yup that's it.



Also, I've seen my duncan coral completely close up, just to turn the lights lower and watch it open... Within minutes.
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Old 02-07-2015, 09:43 PM   #14
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Ok, now I mentioned my acan going buh-bye... I saw 3 peppermint shrimp snacking on it's remains.

Do peppermint shrimp go rogue and eat corals??
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I had the same lights and ended up burning every coral I owned. I had them set at the lowest either color could go too. I think I may be the only person to have bad luck with the tao units. lol I have since gone back to t5's and the new corals are doing just dandy now.

You can also put say a couple screens over the tank and remove them every week or so until the new corals are acclimated to the lighting.
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I had the same lights and ended up burning every coral I owned. I had them set at the lowest either color could go too. I think I may be the only person to have bad luck with the tao units. lol I have since gone back to t5's and the new corals are doing just dandy now.

You can also put say a couple screens over the tank and remove them every week or so until the new corals are acclimated to the lighting.

What size tank was that on?
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Old 02-08-2015, 02:35 PM   #18
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Ran tests today:

Temp: 79
PH: 7.8
Mag: 1360
Alk: 8.2
Calc: 435


Going to be dosing small amounts of alk once a day this week to bring it up. Not really in line with the lights, but may have figured out why the acans went south...
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No reason to dose alk. Just fine. Dosing wen things are in acceptable range will just add to the problems when you chase "the perfect" number.


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No reason to dose alk. Just fine. Dosing wen things are in acceptable range will just add to the problems when you chase "the perfect" number.


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+1. 8.2 is perfectly fine


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