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Old 11-15-2003, 10:47 PM   #11
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I don't think it's going to fall over dead in the next couple of weeks. I suspect it would be a slow deterioration over a period of weeks or even months. IMO, the biggest danger will be when you add the PC's. I would start them up slowly (just a few hours a day at first) and acclimate the corals to the increased light levels so you can avoid light shock. JMHO.
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Old 11-16-2003, 12:08 AM   #12
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I don't think it's going to fall over dead in the next couple of weeks. I suspect it would be a slow deterioration over a period of weeks or even months. IMO, the biggest danger will be when you add the PC's. I would start them up slowly (just a few hours a day at first) and acclimate the corals to the increased light levels so you can avoid light shock. JMHO.
thanks for the tip, i would have left the light on for the regular time.
how long should i leave the light on any ways? mine are on for 12hours right now.
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Old 11-16-2003, 02:12 AM   #13
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how long should i leave the light on any ways? mine are on for 12hours right now.
12 hrs is fine but as pointed out, once you get the new lights you need to acclimate the tank to them. Start with about 3 hrs/day and then increase by an hour every other day until you are back to the full 12 hours. Just watch for algae blooms.

FWIW, personally I do not think you have months before the leather starts to deteriorate...

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It should be ok for awhile. Softies can tolerate lower light situatons better than most corals.
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Old 11-17-2003, 12:46 AM   #15
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Tank 66g Depth 18" VHO 440 just put toadstool in tank yesterday 3/4
down should i bring him up to top or 3/4 up ?
lights are app 8 to 10" from LR.
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Tank 66g Depth 18" VHO 440 just put toadstool in tank yesterday 3/4
down should i bring him up to top or 3/4 up ?
lights are app 8 to 10" from LR.
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It should be fine where you have initially placed it. 4x110w VHO at 18" depth is decent amount of light and should not pose any problems for where you have placed the toadstool. Just be sure it gets adequate flow as well.

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