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Old 10-07-2011, 08:56 PM   #141
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Sounds good, just test for awhile after adding new fish at first.
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:02 PM   #142
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+1, sounds like a good plan
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:52 PM   #143
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Awesome Pretty sure I'm going to add a yellow/gold tip torch from this website:

AMDbulbs - Corals

The True Fire and Ice Zoas look beautiful too.. but I'm worried if I put them in they'll take over my whole rock work because they are all joined lol.
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:15 PM   #144
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Hey guys, pretty sure I'm heading to the LFS today to see if they have any pretty clowns, excited!

I was wondering how long I should have my LED lighting on for once I chuck in my first coral? I currently only have them going 7 hours a day (2 hours blue only, 5 hours with both). Any recommendations? The blue and whites are on separate switches and ratio is 1:1.
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:17 AM   #145
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I have my lights on 8 hours a day, from 2pm till 10pm. That what way algae growth is reasonable and corals are happy too. You can leave the moonlights on after that until you go to bed
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:57 AM   #146
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Thanks Ausfish. I currently have my blues on from 5-6, then white and blue from 6-11:30, then blues only from 11:30-12:30. Are you saying I can have the white+blues on for 7 or 8 hours, and the blues on after that until bed?

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Blues 3-4
Blues + White 4-11
Blues 11-12

Do the blues alone cause algae growth, or is that from the whites?

I am currently experiencing algae for the first time growing on the glass, which my new 10 turbo snails are being too lazy to eat! They are just chilling on the rocks most of the time. Most of them are quite small though.
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:35 AM   #147
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I personally never had problems with blue lights but it's always a trade-off between happy corals and algae. The algae on your glass is probably green spot algae, a b!tch to clean and snails don't like it. Every fish tank I know off has them to some extent and you'll just have to clean the glass. My lawnmower blenny picks on it sometimes but he's not really helping so I still clean the glass. As a tradeoff I leave the light on longer sometimes to intentionally grow hair algae for him to munch on.
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Yeah I'm not too sure on what type of algae it is. It kind of grows from only one stem attached to the glass, then more little stems off that. Kind of like a fern I guess.It's a pain in the *** to get off with my magnetic scraper, not really effective. Any best way to get rid of it, or does it go by itself?
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:54 AM   #149
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A good skimmer, RO/DI water(no tap water), lots of water changes. That's pretty much all you can do except for letting your tank establish over time. Clean it off with a new kitchen sponge or a razor blade and syphon all the remains out since they will otherwise feed more algae.
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Two little baby oscellaris clowns and a baby aussie elegance coral are in! They have just been acclimatised and put in the tank.

The two of them are getting along very well and are going around exploring the tank together. I'll put some pics up tonight when the lights are on!
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