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Old 09-14-2014, 10:14 PM   #11
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Here it is. Thanks for assistance. Very cool to get this kind of feedback


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Old 09-14-2014, 10:32 PM   #12
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Coral problems

I'm new to this but how many watts is that light? I couldn't find that model but I just did a lot of research into lighting for my 90 gallon tank and I had to order two 165 watt led lights to get over 3 watts per gallon like I was told I needed. U might need more light but like I said I'm just starting out.



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Old 09-14-2014, 10:45 PM   #13
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Yes, light is another factor, but it certainly wouldn't kill fish and the fact that one died makes me wonder about our current parameter reports.
My request for a picture was to see if you had enough surface area for bacteria. The amount of rock you have is not terribly low, so I'm assuming an ammonia spike is not what's happened here.
I have seen corals live through some pretty poor lighting, but not poor parameters.
Can you post a link to this fixture?
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The tag on unit says model 5103 which I can't find on line. There is a 4103 on the web page which is only 43 watts or something like that

http://current-usa.com/aquarium-led-.../orbit-marine/


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Old 09-15-2014, 08:06 PM   #15
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If it's that fixture, it will allow you to keep soft corals and LPS, but sps will not flourish. What corals did you lose, and what was the time period for each?
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I lost:
Leather after about 2-3 weeks
Hammer after longer maybe a couple of months
Elegance after maybe a couple of weeks

I currently still have:

Mushroom: have had for several months and only recently declining
Star polyps: had for months and did great until recently stopped coming out
Button polyps: doing pretty good


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From what I read online and forums, and from the lfs near me that is not enough light for any corals. I could be getting bad info but I had a high output t5 at 54 watts for my tank and was told by everyone that was no where near enough. Maybe someone could help both of us understand that subject more. It also seems something is going on with your water but I don't know what.


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The fixture linked will keep the corals you mentioned, but we aren't sure that's the right fixture. Mushrooms can be kept in almost any light so, I think your water parameters are off.
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Thanks again. Determined nitrites were elevated, although that was was a more recent deal. Fixed that . Determined hydrometer was inaccurate. Fixed salinity. Determined pump was not working to capacity as sucked piece of plastic up into it. fixed that. On the road to recovery


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