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Old 01-22-2014, 01:08 PM   #31
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You can also go to home depot and buy a piece of galvanized conduit, and bend it to an "L" shape. You can do it right there with a pipe bender.
Bring it home and paint it black and use a couple of these to fasten it to the side or back of the tank-

That's perfect looks good too. How far should I hang the light from the tank ?
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:11 PM   #32
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I don't, I just start everything on the sandbed for a week and that has been fine for me. If they are lower light stuff I try and find a piece of "shade" sometimes to start them off at. Visually you can see when the corals are happy again, I use that as an indicator as well.

Don't be deceived though, LED's can be dimmer than your old lights and much much more powerful. I started mine at about 15% to start. I'm happy at right under 50%, have LPS on the bottom, SPS wherever I want, and softies on the bottom. With great growth all around.

Thanks so much can't wait to start seeing some growth. Had my coral for almost a month now haven't seen much of anything yet and my BTA hasn't looked good sense I got him. I'm hoping this will change everything.
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Thanks so much can't wait to start seeing some growth. Had my coral for almost a month now haven't seen much of anything yet and my BTA hasn't looked good sense I got him. I'm hoping this will change everything.
Anytime!
Just be patient, you'll see results, but as it's been said so many times, nothing good happens fast, and this really applies to the switch to LED.
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Just be patient, you'll see results, but as it's been said so many times, nothing good happens fast, and this really applies to the switch to LED.

Got it thanks again
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That's perfect looks good too. How far should I hang the light from the tank ?
High enough to get even coverage. I would say 8 to 12 inches, give or take.
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High enough to get even coverage. I would say 8 to 12 inches, give or take.

Ok thanks light just came in yesterday have it on the top of the tank now. See what you mean about not covering the whole tank. Love the light I'm hoping it's going to bring back my BTA.
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Easy with it...it's quite potent. Start it at about half power.
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Easy with it...it's quite potent. Start it at about half power.

I started it at 15% white and blue. Should I wait a week and bring it up to 25% ? I was thinking every week bring it up 10-20%. What do u keep yours at ? Just so I have some kind of idea where to stop.
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I generally have a lot of sps, so I want to eventually get to 100% if possible. I recently sold my 300 gallon and with it, the buyer took all of my led panels. Right now I'm using an old hydroponics T5 fixture I had hanging in the garage.
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This is 29 right? I have a 20 with mine set at 50% each, with the tank focused at sps.
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