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Old 04-09-2012, 08:31 PM   #31
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Not really. You really think even 20% is too much intensity?
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:46 PM   #32
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It is possible. Taking the specs from my radion, 250 watt bulb = 1 130 wat radion. So, if they were using 150 watt MH...
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It might have been 150, but I doubt it as it was an SPS tank that it came out of. It was also a shallow frag tank, where as I have both the frogspawn and the hammer on the bottom at 21" (vs. maybe 12" at the LFS).
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Here are some pics to show how pathetic they are looking:

HAMMER BEFORE (Day 1 in tank)


HAMMER NOW


FROGSPAWN BEFORE (DAY 2 or 3 IN TANK)


FROGSPAWN NOW:


ZOAS BEFORE (DAY 1 or 2 IN TANK)


ZOAS NOW:
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Temp? tank stats?
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:34 PM   #36
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the zoas look like they are dying.
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That stinks! I'm using the ebay knock-off LEDs but I have a frogspawn about 15" directly under one and it's loving the light. Crank that fixture down to almost nothing for a couple days and see what happens!
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That stinks! I'm using the ebay knock-off LEDs but I have a frogspawn about 15" directly under one and it's loving the light. Crank that fixture down to almost nothing for a couple days and see what happens!
I think the problem is he has the lights too low. Running them at 20% is most likely not enough light. I believe he told me these corals came from a tank with MH lighting so running the LEDs at 20% and expecting the corals to be happy doesn't make much sense to me.

I don't profess to be an expert but I've never experienced such issues transitioning a coral to a tank.

just my $.02
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They would not shrink if the light was too low, instead they would expand more to try to create more surface area to absorb light. "MH" lighting could mean anything. As stated above, a couple 150 watt halides over a tank is practically nothing.
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They would not shrink if the light was too low, instead they would expand more to try to create more surface area to absorb light. "MH" lighting could mean anything. As stated above, a couple 150 watt halides over a tank is practically nothing.
Like I said...just my $.02
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