Originally Posted by kaboke
can somebody help me find a topic that explains acclimation of corals to light
Here's an article on photo acclimation:
Just to add to the others... when I started out, I intended to quarantine my corals. But then the logistics got messy. I'm still stocking my tank, so my QT is set up for fish and often has a fish in it. Adding a coral would technically introduce new water so if I was really safe, I'd have to restart the quarantine "clock" on my fish. In addition, I wasn't too interested in brighter lighting for my QT.
I'm lucky as the LFS
I get my corals from is fantastic. Coral tanks separate from the fish tanks, healthy corals, lighting at least as good as my tank. So - I just acclimate them to the water parameters and put them in my main. No photo acclimation at all since they're coming from the same conditions (or perhaps brighter) as my tank. If there's any questions about the health of the coral, I just don't get it, so I feel safe in putting the stuff from that shop in my main.