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Old 06-15-2013, 02:19 PM   #1121
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I do need to come visit you. Do you ever make it near St. Louis?
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:44 PM   #1122
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I went with wave point LEDs from amazon. They were 50% off for Father's Day
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:30 PM   #1123
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Man I would love to see your tank setup but that would be a long drive.... A few thousand miles probably....
Hundreds maybe not millons lol unless you plan on going around the world a time or two

maybe if I ever get back to the east coast I could get a tour of your tank two X
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:42 PM   #1124
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I have a 6 inch one of those lights it's over my 37g it's just ultra blue leds
not a bad light considering how small it is wish it had a dimmer on it
I use them along with 4 HO t-5s now I got spoiled I have the Chinese leds over my 40b
look so good Now I have to get another
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:30 PM   #1125
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I find that most of the dull looking corals we hear about with these fixtures are from lack of proper acclimation. IME, it takes months to get a coral to color up to it's full potential under these particular fixtures, no matter if you use a RB or similar fixture with multiple colors, or a straight blue and white one.
Some LPS just can't handle the fixtures at full strength. I am growing montipora and keep anemones under a Tao fixture with just the blues at about 80%. Turn it up any higher and the anemones hide.
Even going from one LED unit to another, potency differs.
I have a 250 watt halide fixture set up over one of my sumps with a 20k lamp in it and The same corals look 100 times more colorful and more florescent under the Tao units I am using.
I have to agree with you ,... A few of my newer corals did not show their true colors until after a couple of months in the tank,.... As stated a zillion times before things go slow in a saltwater tank....
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:03 AM   #1126
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It's only been a few days on the new Taos . And the colors have popped like crazy!! And all my corals and even fish. Look so much happier now!! I'm going to have another Tao to go over my 55!!
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:58 PM   #1127
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Which brightness do you have the blues and whites? Seems like some of the zoas in the sand aren't opening up and I've had them for a while.
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:40 PM   #1128
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In running between 50-75% on white and 80-100% on blue.. Been toying with the brightness to see what is working the best. Have you checked your params lately?
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:36 PM   #1129
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I haven't. Been slacking I've been so busy. Doing change tomorrow when I'm off hopefully they perk back up. Everything seems a little eh lately since I got the lights but its a week overdue for a change so well see what happens. Also, I have 40% whites and blues running right now
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Could b salinity.. I put my lights at 65% white and 100 blue and my corals look amazing today!! Never seen my elegance and brain corals so huge and full of color!
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