Originally Posted by College fishman
Quick question dudes!
I got two 120watt dimmable taotronic fixtures on my 90. I feel like my favia and other corals just don't look the same under my lights as they did at the LFS
. They are using the same lights. Idk what's up.
Lighting choice is important but it is not the only factor for your coral's health. The well balance system is a lot more important than your lighting selection. Your LFS
might be doing a lot differently comes to skimming, dosing etc. While you are running a 180g skimmer for your 90g tank, they probly running a 3000g commercial skimmer for their entire 1000g water volume. You might be using CA
reactor and already feel that is a fancy addition, yet your LFS
might run multiple dosing from Mag to CA
to iodine. My point is, even with the same setup, coral might comes out differently, and the chance you will have the same set up of your LFS
is very unlikely