Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-01-2013, 03:36 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
oyf709's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 645
Quote:
Originally Posted by Justintotank View Post
Good evening... I'm confident it's a combination of water quality and light intensity. The older your tank, the better, and preferably the equation for lighting is 3-4watts per gallon provided you have the right light spectrums. Fluvals are not known as great saltwater nano tanks.

Agree with the water quality, but lighting wise, it is hard to say, my zoanth grow like crazy under both direct LED or shaded area, they are more durable than most of the softies. However that being said, if he is using LED it has a chance to shock the polyps.
The 3 to 4W is just a general rule for PC/T5 and MH. Doesn't work for LED. If he uses that with a LED fixture on a nano tank. The coral will melt in no time. From the picture I do see the light are very focus in the middle. I would suggest to move the light a bit higher and do 50% water change to try to lower the nitrate.
__________________

__________________
We Provide LED Solution For Your Aquarium..
Click the Signature for more information.
http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/w...09/aqled-1.gif
oyf709 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 03:48 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Justintotank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: New York
Posts: 37
What fluval do you have "fluval edge"? Are the LEDs fixed at one point? And he is right the LEDs penetrate water much better the wattage does not need to be as intense.
__________________

__________________
Justintotank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2013, 03:58 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 5
Yea it's fluval edge 6 gallon. LEDs are in one fixed position
__________________
Gookusrarl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2013, 10:44 AM   #14
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Justintotank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: New York
Posts: 37
I hear of many people modifying the fluval edge by raising the light and some even make a whole new fixture.
__________________

__________________
Justintotank is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
coral

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.