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Old 06-22-2015, 09:42 AM   #1
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Changing over lighting systems

Following all the advice I have received here (best you can afford, dimmable, avoid the fancy bells and whistles in favour of better wattage per chip), my new LED lights are en route.

Understandably, I am anxious to get them set up once I receive them, so here are my questions...

In order not to shock my corals in the transition from T5s to LEDs, how would you recommend I ramp up the lighting?

I am inclined to think the there is more light (165w) than my tank (36 gal bowfront, 20" depth) requires, how do I know that I have found the "sweet spot" and stop increasing to avoid burning anything in my tank?

Any other suggestions you think I have missed out?



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Start the lighting off low and work the way up to not nuke the corals.
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Start the lighting off low and work the way up to not nuke the corals.

^ Raise the lighting slowly. I turned my knobs higher about a millimetre every few days. They'll love the new lighting.


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Thank you for the guidance.

How did you know when you had managed to get them high enough?


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