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Old 02-23-2012, 05:49 PM   #1
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Hey all! I used to have a 2 bulb PC but just upgraded to a 4 bulb T5HO. My question is, do i just pop on the new light, or slowly acclimate the corals to a new, stronger light over time? How?

I have a standard 30 gallon tank, with my corals being xenia, frogspawn, toadstool, and candycanes. Thanks!
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I forgot exactly the plan, but I read that you can put layers of screen under the light and every few days remove one to let more light through. Until there is no screen left.
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I forgot exactly the plan, but I read that you can put layers of screen under the light and every few days remove one to let more light through. Until there is no screen left.
Should i try this with wire screen? I have some, and i could put it right on the lid.

ALSO, this light is on legs now! The other was right on top. So does this make a difference? Could i just flip them on then?
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Any ideas? We just got this new light today and would like to try it out!
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:48 PM   #5
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Do you have any egg crate? You can use that like the screen and remove it after a few days.
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No we dont have any!
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LOL I thought everyone kept that stuff around. But seriously, use some screens or something similar. Just want the light to be diffused a bit so the corals arent getting burned.
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Haha i want some! Lol. And could i use a blanket? Metal screen?
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I guess a metal screen could work, just make sure there is no splashing.

You are talking about a light with pretty good heat coming from it, I sure wouldnt suggest a flammable blanket. LOL
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I guess a metal screen could work, just make sure there is no splashing.

You are talking about a light with pretty good heat coming from it, I sure wouldnt suggest a flammable blanket. LOL
Lol! How about a couple layers of screen...good?
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