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Old 06-06-2014, 01:42 AM   #61
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I have the orbits over the 40g breeder, I have the tao led panels over the 180g. Used to have a single tao over the 60g before I re did it too. Just havent taken a liking to the led panels, I am the only person having issues with it. lol it must just be me.

I will post the 40b in a few, lemme get some more pictures uploaded to photobucket. Every coral is looking pretty darn good BUT the hydrophora. It was fine up til 2 days ago and it just went downhill really fast. It stopped opening two days ago and is peeling its flesh now. I dont expect there to be any left in another day or two tops. It is in the top 1/4 of the tank too so it couldnt have been not enough light, my guess is too much light or the water, which was reading at 10ppm of nitrates before I did the water change. I also screwed up and had the orbits at 100% power and longest time setting, i thought I had it at coral acclimation but guess not. I have since adjusted the setting.
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:30 AM   #62
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I have had my or its for 2 months now in my 50 gallon cube. 20 inches deep. So far I have zoas on the bottom , xenia on the bottom, trumpet coral in the middle, a a piece of a monti towards the top with white edges, and some mushrooms. Also a rose bta. They all seem to be doing good under the orbits. I run 100% on the first setting, I think it's for about 4 hours then the blues turn on. I would like to get a birds nest but I'm not to sure if the lights would be strong enough. I love all your tanks they are an inspiration to me, please keep posting with lots of pictures.

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Old 06-06-2014, 11:57 AM   #63
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I have had my or its for 2 months now in my 50 gallon cube. 20 inches deep. So far I have zoas on the bottom , xenia on the bottom, trumpet coral in the middle, a a piece of a monti towards the top with white edges, and some mushrooms. Also a rose bta. They all seem to be doing good under the orbits. I run 100% on the first setting, I think it's for about 4 hours then the blues turn on. I would like to get a birds nest but I'm not to sure if the lights would be strong enough. I love all your tanks they are an inspiration to me, please keep posting with lots of pictures.

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Old 06-06-2014, 12:21 PM   #64
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Do you recommend the lights everyone gets on e bay.

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Old 06-06-2014, 01:45 PM   #65
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Maybe tank is too clean for the toadstool? Not enough nutrients? Not enough flow on the toadstool? 50/50 may still be too much light depending on how close they are to water.

Do all your corals look bad?
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I only have a toadstool, some other leather, some hairy mushrooms and some palys. Everything else looks ok, except for the toadstool. :-(

The nitrates are at about 10 or so so the water is a little dirty, which I;ve heard leather do actually like. lol But no idea why it has gone so downhill. I took the biopellets off line a few weeks ago so that isnt the issue.

I've tried the leds at almost off position all the way up to 75% and no change.

I just realized i totally forgot to update on the 40, lol. I got into warcraft last night and never stopped playing til 6 this morning and then went to bed. hahaha
I will have to do it tonight, I have a reef club board meeting in a little bit. wohoo, we gt to talk about our future meetings and decide what i get to buy for the upcoming raffles. Sooo much fun, I am so glad I found a local reef club. If anyone in the central florida area needs a reef club, this is the one to join. Free too.
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:52 PM   #67
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I am excited to see how the 40g has progressed! I used to be part of a reef club, but stopped going when I made the decision (the BAD decision I still kick myself over to this day) to sell the 125g and other tanks. Maybe I will join one again someday!
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:17 PM   #68
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You should Red! I have learned so much from going to meetings and its really nice to spend a few hours a month with people that love saltwater tanks and you can talk for hours about it and no one gets bored! lol

I am uploading a video of the 40 now, trying the photobucket video uploader and will link that when it's finished.
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If I was closer to the middle I would join... But your a little over a 2 hours away.
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Cool, videos are lots of fun too! I will be waiting...............haha.
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