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Old 04-22-2012, 11:40 AM   #81
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You need to do a little more research on color temperature. The color temp of the sky is not 30, 000k. The higher the number, does not mean the stronger the light. Generally, it's the opposite.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:48 AM   #82
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I agree with Mr x carbon is not your answer I've never seen corals die in a few days even when water quality is terrible you have something desperately wrong if they are dying that quickly .I would start back to basics test your RO do a massive water change with some quality salt Tropic Marin even reef crystals are fine. Stop dosing. And continue to check RO and do pwc for six months then try some easier to support corals most of the stuff you're corals need is in your salt. If u buy quality salt then there shouldn't be much to dose maybee calcium.
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I dont dose anything. Carbon is in basket right at the end of the overflow.. Recently added. And tank had same problem with softies a year ago.. Tank "matured" with a few large WC's and then just pwc from aug 2011 till feb. 2012..

If there is something, i'm not able to test for it... Professional water testing lab has a sample of mine. Just waiting for results. Told it would take about two weeks and will include over 500 chemicals/minerals tested.
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Autolumination.com/colors.htm shows overcast sky at 7400k which is the same as a lot of other charts which also shows blue sky at 30000k and this is not the only place I have seen this chart just the first place I found today. Most charts show what the Kelvin is on a partly cloudy day. I really don't want to argue here. I was merely stating my opinions I shouldn't have to show my research to back up what I say. I am not just a stupid dude the just says random stuff so I can get more posts. I have spent hours researching this.
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Video- 54g Walkthrough

I made a video (well 2) to show you all my set up maybe it could help..

54g Corner Cylinder walkthrough - YouTube - Video #1
54g Corner Cylinder part 2 - YouTube - Video #2

Notes lighting is 14"-16" above water on the lowest possible settings. 15%/15%
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Autolumination.com/colors.htm shows overcast sky at 7400k which is the same as a lot of other charts which also shows blue sky at 30000k and this is not the only place I have seen this chart just the first place I found today. Most charts show what the Kelvin is on a partly cloudy day. I really don't want to argue here. I was merely stating my opinions I shouldn't have to show my research to back up what I say. I am not just a stupid dude the just says random stuff so I can get more posts. I have spent hours researching this.
Think about a 20k lamp. It's very blue. A 30, 000k lamp would be ridiculously blue, almost like a black light bulb. That website is has inconsistencies. As a matter of fact, their color chart above on that very page you referenced is more accurate and contradictory to what's written below it (the one with their website name written in it). You should definitely show your data as a back up. We don't want people getting the wrong information.
Many of us have spent years researching photosynthesis, PAR, Kelvin, and such.
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Why do you insist on making this an argument I have researched this. 480 nm is blue 20000k is white. I have have 20000k leds they r white. 15000k bulbs in a t5 is white the blue antinic t5 is a 480 nm bulb. The nm refer to color not. Why don't you think about if you run mh bulds that run 20000k do they turn your tank blue NO. So Idk what your deal is or what kinda lights your looking at. I was making a suggestion. This is aquarium advice is it not. This argument is of topic and not needed. If he decides to follow my advice then he does either it works or not. Its a forum that has lot of opinions. I entitle you to yours. Entitle me to mine and shut-up.
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Why do you insist on making this an argument I have researched this. 480 nm is blue 20000k is white. I have have 20000k leds they r white. 15000k bulbs in a t5 is white the blue antinic t5 is a 480 nm bulb. The nm refer to color not. Why don't you think about if you run mh bulds that run 20000k do they turn your tank blue NO. So Idk what your deal is or what kinda lights your looking at. I was making a suggestion. This is aquarium advice is it not. This argument is of topic and not needed. If he decides to follow my advice then he does either it works or not. Its a forum that has lot of opinions. I entitle you to yours. Entitle me to mine and shut-up.

Sorry dude. I've never heard of 30,000k bulb but when you google 30,000k you get car head lights only, try it...

But if my lights were to low as you state . There on a dimmer and I have them as low as possible..So turning them up wouldn't be a problem.. And alot of respectable company's use 10,000k leds.. Figured I was bleaching because of too much or light shock either way is too much, not too low.....

If i get to 100% and still having trouble with my water test coming back clean then I will consider low lighting being the issue. But I highly doubt if anything it's too much.
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Like I said my opinion was your Kelvin was a little low. I don't think that is you problem. Yeah you don't want 30000k I was just saying that was bright sunny day. You have to compensate for the closeness of the aquarium lighting, then in the ocean there is refraction so there isn't 30000k reaching any real world corals. That is y aquarium lighting isn't that bright. In my opinion your aquarium is either devoid of some nutrient or too much of another. Like others have said lighting shouldn't kill a coral in 2 days.
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I've noticed you are mainly buying frags. Have these frags had time to heal before you bought them?

This is the last thing I can think of. Sorry
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Limpids Idk neither its kinda bizarre
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