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Old 12-17-2013, 10:12 PM   #751
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Thanks Callen.

It also is only like 18 inches from my ro/di setup right outside the back patio door. Makes a water change oh so much easier. lol
I'm not sure but I dont think the copperband likes the lighting. I turned them off just now and he came right out. Will ahve to try and feed him when the lights are off lol
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:07 AM   #752
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Good luck! Yes, bright lighting probably makes new specimens a little nervous on a new environment.

Report back with your findings!
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:21 AM   #753
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How is the lighting saga going? Things looking any better?
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:16 AM   #754
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The toadstool is opening up about halfway, should I still keep the light at minimum? Or wait til it starts opening fully? Or do I start to increase the intensity now? I lost the only sps I hadm and the favias on the sandbed look pretty rough. The cinnamon palys on the sand also arent opening anymore.
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:49 AM   #755
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I would recommend at least a week if not two before bumping it up. And only a little at that. Just give it time.
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:27 PM   #756
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My question is once her lights are turned up to say 75% , how do you go about acclimating and new coral to the tank?
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My question is once her lights are turned up to say 75% , how do you go about acclimating and new coral to the tank?
Always light acclimate new corals to any tank by starting them on the sand bed or close to. If it starts to brown move up. Starts to bleach then filter the light somehow such as move it out of the light to edges of tank or under an overhang of rock.
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I wouldn't turn the lights up until everything looks a lot better. As long as things aren't turning brown....they are getting enough light.
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Heading to the dentist now for four root canals and four crowns. :-( Figured I'd do a quick update. It hasnt been good news.

The copperband died. Will not be trying one again, the lfs said he'd get me another one but I will see if he will apply that money to another fish. I am done with the butterflys. Broke my heart to take the body out, more than usual.

The yellow tang is still not eating. No algae sheets, nothing. I have tried every food I have but she just wont go near it. Even added garlic. She hasnt been pecking at the rocks or glass either but is still pretty fat so I am really hoping she will turn this around soon.
The corals continue to look so so under the leds, they are still at minimum intensity. All the other fish are looking good, the naso is still eating and have seen zero aggression between any of the fish as well. So that I guess is good news at least. Don't know what I will do if I lose another fish so soon, the copperband dying has really taken it out of me, getting frustrated.
I will update further later if I am up to it, this dental work has me extremely stressed and worried. Dropping 5k is depressing in of itself I guess. I think of the tank I could have if I didnt have to waste that money on me.
I am off......
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Sorry for the loss. Hope the yellow tang rebounds soon. And you as well from the dentist.
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