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Old 12-01-2012, 07:35 PM   #71
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Mine is dimmable and it says there's 30 days warranty. Yeah its really noticeable when i have both blues set to minimum.

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Old 12-01-2012, 09:04 PM   #72
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Wow thats a big difference. The right side actually seems pretty bright for being at a minimum setting. What do they both look like at max? Id let them know ASAP. Seems like something is off. The dim side seems right for a min setting.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:26 AM   #73
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Yep, i just emailed the seller. Hopefully I
can still return it.

How much percent of light do you use? Right now run 50% blue and about 30% whites.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:30 PM   #74
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I have mine set at 100% blues and 80% whites. If you want to go higher, just increase them a little bit every couple of days
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:06 PM   #75
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I have mine set at 100% blues and 80% whites. If you want to go higher, just increase them a little bit every couple of days
Aren't the lights too bright? Lol!! I feel like they are too bright even if its 50% blue and 30%whites. My dad said theyre painful to the eyes lol!!
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:45 PM   #76
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Your corals will let you know if theyre too bright. Some of my corals have been under that % for about a year and love it. Of course I had to first acclimate them to it first though. I just throw in all my new editions with no choice but to accept the lighting. They are pretty bright to the human eye. I try not to look at them too long or i start to see blue spots everywhere. lol
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Your corals will let you know if theyre too bright. Some of my corals have been under that % for about a year and love it. Of course I had to first acclimate them to it first though. I just throw in all my new editions with no choice but to accept the lighting. They are pretty bright to the human eye. I try not to look at them too long or i start to see blue spots everywhere. lol
Lol!! Exactly! He keeps telling me they're too bright and yet he's the one who keeps insisting to get corals lol!! At one point I was going yo say wear your sunglasses when looking at the tank

Right now I still battling with diatoms and red algae due to bad ro filters. Filters arrived last week and I just did 30% pwc. Do I have to completely eliminate those algaes before I can start adding corals?
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:41 AM   #78
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You can probably just remove the algae by hand and as long as you keep the nutrients in check then it wont grow back or atleast slow its growth. The red stuff (cyano) you should definitely remove or kill or else it will smother your corals quickly. I used to just suck it up or blow it off with a turkey baster. I think i should probably invest in an RO/DI unit because i spend lots of money buying gallon jugs of distilled water from the grocery store.
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I scrubbed some cyano off when I was doing my weekly water change yesterday and ohh lord! They are back again on my rocks! This is frustrating. I don't have any clue whats causing them to grow...
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I scrubbed some cyano off when I was doing my weekly water change yesterday and ohh lord! They are back again on my rocks! This is frustrating. I don't have any clue whats causing them to grow...
I went thru the same thing not long ago. I was using one of them cheep eBay RODI fixtures my lighting was running for 10 hours and was running the BRS GFO thru my reactor. I stpoed using the RODI fixture from eBay, started getting eater from the vending machine. Cut my lights back to 8 hours and changed from the BRS GFO to the Kent's marine. Three days later all of the Cyano was gone. Not sure what of the three things did the trick but everything is looking great now. Good luck
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