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Old 01-11-2013, 08:17 PM   #71
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oh boy, I thought all companies out thre make their fixtures at least with dimming knod. If you don't have a dimming knod for the fixture, then nothin really you can do to dim the light. As dimming the fixture require lower the current going thru the LED.

Without dimming, you need to be very careful especially if you already have coral in there, you are gambling with the coral. You might be lucky that all of them are fine no problem. Or you will find some coral would start melting or bleaching.

If your fixtures comes with 2 power cord, 1 for white 1 for blue, I would suggest to just keep the blue on only for now, and maybe turn on the white LED after at least a week.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:40 PM   #72
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You can also place sheets of screening over your tank. I have the same LEDs and never had issues. But with the screening, you lay several layers, removing layers after a couple of weeks. Also start your corals at the bottom. Just a couple of suggestions.
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OK thanks. Glad to get input from someone who has the same fixture. What if I just raise the light higher?
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:18 PM   #74
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OK thanks. Glad to get input from someone who has the same fixture. What if I just raise the light higher?
Can do that too... Eventually corals will get use to it.
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OK. What if I buy corals that are currently under t5 hos? They will need to be light acclimated right?
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Understand that all t5 isn't equal. It is dependant
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On how many bulbs there are.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:22 PM   #78
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He's right... And yes, put your corals down low and slowly bring them up.
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:25 PM   #79
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The t5 ho I had was 2 bulbs. The new led fixture has 55 leds. 29:26 blue:white ratio. I raised my lights and what little coral I do have is at or near the bottom. Mostly zoanthids, mushrooms, and a flower pot coral. Which I'm concerned about. Looks alot better that when I first made my tank swap. I actually picked up a favia coral today for $20. Good size piece for the price but doest look the healthiest. That's why it wad $20. The guy said its made quite a recovery and it was almost all white when they got it. Here's some pics of it now.

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Update on the xen-lux 120 Watt led fixture. Corals are responding well and the light is still doing great. If anyone needed a very affordable led light I would recommend it.
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