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Old 09-03-2012, 12:55 AM   #21
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That's certainly odd. My issue seems to be mostly lighting and flow. Wrong and the coral degrades then I move it and it comes back healthier than ever.

I would pick one coral and move it to a different lighting and flow and watch it's reaction.

Corals seem to be picky for no reason at all when everything is right.
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:59 AM   #22
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I'm not banking on flow in this case. I'd say it's the lighting. This light can be a killer. I've seen it first hand. And it doesn't happen fast. It will slowly kill a coral. I've literally burned corals with this light.

I had to turn the whites way down.

I'm going with a light issue. I could of course be totally wrong. But knowing this light, it's scary how strong it is. You have to respect the power of this little AI.

EDIT: the 2 main places I get my big corals use the same lights. So I guess that might help.
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:23 AM   #23
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Yeah I have those taotronics 120w reef leds and they are so powerful. They are a foot above my tank and have a layer of window screen over them and they still grow SPS in the middle of my tank.

Maybe you should start dialing them back?
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I'm waiting for him to respond back so maybe I can lend a helping hand.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:05 AM   #25
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Hmm, i always thought 8 was the max, maybe its just preference
I keep dkh at 12 recommended is 8-12
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Hi Dino. Lighting is 2 AI sol whites.

1000-1200: ramp up from 0W0B to 30W35B.
1200-1900: 30W35B
1900-2100: ramp down from 30W35B to 0W3B
2100-0100: 3B Moonlight
0100-1000: dark

They are mounted at 14" above the water.
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Hi Dino. Lighting is 2 AI sol whites.

1000-1200: ramp up from 0W0B to 30W35B.
1200-1900: 30W35B
1900-2100: ramp down from 30W35B to 0W3B
2100-0100: 3B Moonlight
0100-1000: dark

They are mounted at 14" above the water.
Hello,

Ok you have 2 AI whites, very strong. I'm sure you've tried this but I'll ask anyway and sorry again if your answering the same questions over and over again.

Have you tried whites at 10% and your blues 20%?

Maybe give that a try for a week or two? See how the corals are reacting, I'm sure you know all this already, keep a close on them if you see signs of them needing more light then just turn them up by 2% increments.

14" is plenty of height. My AI SOL BLUE sits about 5" from the water surface but I believe the bio cube stock splash guard keeps some light out, especially when it get condensation. My lights are at peak, W30/B50/RB/70

What about feeding? Also what are the corals doing exactly? Bleaching, closing up? Do they look like the light may be too much? Some of my corals when I first got the light closed up tight for awhile so I switched to the acclimation setting.

I hope we can figure this out so we can have your tank back on track and thrive.

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I ran the lights for a few weeks at settings that low. Coral looked worse.

I don't feed the coral anything but none of the coral I have needs to be fed. Zoas shouldnt shrivel and die for lack of feeding.

The coral is just slowly over time shrinking, shriveling, and disappearing.
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I ran the lights for a few weeks at settings that low. Coral looked worse.

I don't feed the coral anything but none of the coral I have needs to be fed. Zoas shouldnt shrivel and die for lack of feeding.

The coral is just slowly over time shrinking, shriveling, and disappearing.
Hmmm... The zoas aren't stretching for more light are they?

Maybe up the blues and keep the whites where they are?
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I can try that. I wouldn't say anything is stretching. All I see is very gradual decline of all the coral in the tank except for the few specimens I mentioned.
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