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Old 11-15-2010, 10:44 AM   #1
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Light acclimation for corals

I just recently bought two Ricordea frags and I have them in my 90 gallon tank. I currently have 4 x 54watts of T5HO lighting and they seem to be doing great. I just found a great deal on a 48 SunPod 2x150W HQI
Fixture by Current USA.

Will I have a problem as far as shocking the heck out of my Rics when I install this light? The frags are towards the bottom and it's a 24" deep tank.
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When in doubt, wait it out. Even though they are at the bottom, a change of intensity can be damaging. I'd just change out the light and throw on some lighting screens to start acclimating them the right way. Better safe then sorry.
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When in doubt, wait it out. Even though they are at the bottom, a change of intensity can be damaging. I'd just change out the light and throw on some lighting screens to start acclimating them the right way. Better safe then sorry.
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Where can I find these lighting screens?
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Any kind of a mesh will help to difuse the light. I've even heard of people using sheets of plastic wrap. They put a bunch together and then slowly take of a sheet or two at a time. Just be careful if you do that. Any HQI fixtuer will get real hot so you have to make sure it isn't going to melt the plastic.
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