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Old 02-26-2014, 08:48 PM   #1
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Torch coral dying.

Can someone please give some advice on this. All of my parameters seem good now. Salinity was low for a bit due to an uncalibrated refractometer. I switched from 6 X t5ho lighting over to two ai sol blue fixtures. I have slowly turned the fixtures up starting at 35 percent on all three channels to 65 w and 55 for each blue. I don't know if it needs more light. Less light. Or if it is altogether unrelated. Everything else in my tank is doing good except for snails and a tube worm which are being harassed by a black brittle star I can't catch. Any advice would be awesome.

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I suspect it's your lighting. How long have you had the lights and how much time between jumps in lighting intensity? Also how high for each jump.
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Since xmas. Not sure how much time in between jumps. Everything else looks good so I figured must be ok. My t5ho setup was much brighter which I expected but was afraid there wasn't enough light.

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The t5 may have seemed brighter but LEDs give off more direct light. You should slowly increase the lighting when acclimating, I do 3-5% a week
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