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Old 05-23-2014, 12:05 AM   #1
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Guess I was in the wrong place with my lighting question

I'm getting ready to upgrade from T5 lights to taotronic dimmable LED's..... How should I set the lights to acclimate the tank to the new lights?
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:11 PM   #2
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Depends on how high you hang them above tank. Start them at. 20% and then slowly ramp them up over a couple of months. About 5-10% per week. Observe your corals. If they start to bleach turn the lights back down and wait longer before turning higher. If the start turning brown turn the lights up a little more.
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Ok thanks, what if I don't have chorales in the tank yet? I do have a bubble tip anemone and a few fish
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Same thing for the BTA. I wouldn't go up more than 5% a week though
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Thank you.... Finally getting better lights! They're not gonna know what to do! How far would you suggest they be mounted over the top of the tank?
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it depends how deep is the tank
I mounted mine 10inches from the surface that's with my tank being 22inch deep
when I first got my leds I started them off in the lowest setting I consider the lowest setting 50%
than boost them up every other day a notch till corals responded
after I noticed corals closing I set back the whites little by little till they were happy 50%whites
now I keep the blues 100% whites 50% corals seem to like it and are happy so I'm happy
your corals will tell you what they like just watch how they respond
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