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Old 11-12-2014, 03:50 PM   #91
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I'm a tad confused. The LEDs were off why? What was lighting things for the coral? Overall things look like they are going well.


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I took them off cause I thought the room was to bright and I wanted it darker. I figured the corals could use a good nap too. lol

In all seriousness I switched them out for a quad T5HO for a while cause I noticed that I was getting tons of algae growth and my corals weren't responding like they used to. Everything was looking great for quite a while but the leg of my fixture broke and the whole unit almost fell into the tank so I went back to the LED since I can hang them easily.
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Be careful swapping lights back and forth like that. You could shock the corals. Especially using the 10x more efficient LEDs.
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Old 11-13-2014, 07:25 PM   #93
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Be careful swapping lights back and forth like that. You could shock the corals. Especially using the 10x more efficient LEDs.
I moved to the T5 at the beginning of April so there the switching hasn't been in close proximity. The LEDs are also on low setting (40% blues, 30% whites) to re-acclimate everything.

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Old 11-13-2014, 08:39 PM   #94
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I put a 1inch corner molding on the front side of my lights it cuts a lot of the spill over light in the room and directs it more into tank notice how it don't bleed out into the room as much

notice how much how much it bleeds without the 1 inch molding



this is with the 1 inch molding see how it don't bleed out as much



my living room used to glow it cuts it back about 50%
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Old 03-27-2015, 03:08 AM   #95
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Wow it has been awhile since I updated this. Oops.

Well I guess not a ton has changed with the tank. I'll try to get some updated pictures tomorrow while the lights are on.

Let's see...
  • I got a new LumenTek Pro 240 LED fixture. I am also running a dual T5HO in conjunction at times.
  • I picked up a Nuvo 20 that I'm using as my QT.
  • I've bought a number of new zoa colonies and found out that they came work some nice free nudibranchs eggs. I am currently trying to kill off all the tiny little demons and have all my colonies in QT. Tonight was their first round of coralRX dip (other than their initial dip when I got them) and at least 20 tiny nudibranchs came off.
  • I picked up a nice Solorensis wrasse today which is in QT with the Zoas.
  • I will more than likely be picking up the mystery wrasse that was the Solorensis's tankmate on Monday.

How often should I dip the Zoas? Weekly?

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You can dip more than that I'd think. It depends on how many and often you are seeind the nudibranch.
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I think I'm going to do it every few days. Even after the dip I ended up pulling about 5 or so off with tweezers last night. I've flashlighted them a couple of times since then and haven't seen any evidence of more but I'd rather err on the side of caution.

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Pictures are here

Here is a FTS as of tonight.


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That lumentek pro is basically the same thing that you had. Same bridgelux leds, same wattage per. What made you change? You wanted to control the entire light with a single remote?
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Yeah i never expected them to be much different. Some of the drivers were dying on my other units and the same unit wasn't selling anymore. The one single unit just looks cleaner as well imo.

I'm using one of the Radion XR15 units on the QT tank and I really like that so far. In time I'll probably switch the DT over to radions as well.

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