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Old 11-26-2013, 05:49 PM   #11
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Acans are medium to low light corals IME. I have kept them in shaded areas and they've done very well, so I don't think it's a lack of light. What i meant was, a 150 watt halide isn't much stronger than the stock bio cube lighting PAR-wise. 20" away from 150 watt halides I was getting readings of 50 PAR- fine for LPS but not very potent. How long after you added the light did you see the deflation?
Almost right away. I installed it last Friday. So you think it's the difference in PAR from the two different bulbs? I checked with it last night after I moved it and it seems to be getting better. I will post another pic when I get home
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*dont think it's the different in PAR between bulbs
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Well, the facts are- you added the new light and then the coral shrunk. I would shield it from direct light for a while. It could very well be the issue.
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:10 PM   #14
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Well, the facts are- you added the new light and then the coral shrunk. I would shield it from direct light for a while. It could very well be the issue.
Ok cool exactly what I've done. I'll let you know tonight if I see a change.
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:59 PM   #15
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Thanks Mr X for being patient. Hard understanding what you were trying to explain with the lighting.
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:40 AM   #16
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Since I've moved it, there seems to be a little progress with the outer "rings" on each and started to puff a little more. Will update further more as time heals it. Thanks again for all the input. A rookie mistake for sure. Should have done more research on it before I picked a spot for it
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I misunderstood your post as well. Actually, I skipped the part about changing out the lighting fixture completely......
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:03 PM   #18
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Back to normal!!!!!


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Cool. Sorry to freak you out with the parasite story.
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Cool. Sorry to freak you out with the parasite story.
No you're fine Mr. X. More info is always good to know in case that actually happens. Thanks again
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