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Old 04-11-2013, 07:47 PM   #781
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Hey Mr. X, I'm gonna be firing up my 40b soon. Do you think one of the Tao's will be good for me? Or will I need two?
One should be fine. No optics though, and place it up a little higher than normal. No need to worry about the sps getting enough light. You could hang one of these 2 feet above your 40 b and still grow sps wherever you wanted.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:44 PM   #782
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A quick question on these lights . I'm using one panel 7 inches over a 40b with no optics . Blue at 50% and white at 30%. I am really clueless on whether or not to turn them up a little. Imo things are growing fine( to a first time coral keeper) but I did add some sps and have always wondered if it is enough light. Anyone have an opinion on that ?
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:31 PM   #783
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A quick question on these lights . I'm using one panel 7 inches over a 40b with no optics . Blue at 50% and white at 30%. I am really clueless on whether or not to turn them up a little. Imo things are growing fine( to a first time coral keeper) but I did add some sps and have always wondered if it is enough light. Anyone have an opinion on that ?
What kind of corals are in your tank? Maybe some pics also
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:14 PM   #784
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Ok I do not have a great full tank shot but here is one from a 2 weeks ago. And one pic that shows the sps placement and the center of the tank
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pink birdnest, ponape birdsnest, 2 millepora, 2 pocillopora ,and a branching monti
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duncan,frogspawn,hammer,torch,acan, trumpet, blasto, wellso, tracyphyllia, favia
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gsp , rics , various mushrooms and gsp


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Old 04-11-2013, 10:28 PM   #785
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My opinion I would bring it up a little more. Slowly maybe another 10-15% and see how everything reacts
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:57 PM   #786
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My opinion I would bring it up a little more. Slowly maybe another 10-15% and see how everything reacts
I think you could pump it up a little too...
just do it slow and see how things react
I like watching how certain things react to more light than others
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You are going to burn that pectinia. I would put that much lower than you have it. All LPS very low if possible.
Right now I have a unit over my frag area that is 90% blue and the whites are all the way down as far as they can go. This is 21" above the water, and approximately 25" from various montipora, and LPS, and the montis are growing nicely.
The answer to your question is- if your sps is growing and colorful, it's the right amount of light.
If it's faded out and losing color, it's too strong. Brown- too little.
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Ok I think I may just leave it how it is then. The pectina has been in the tank and that spot for months and I can't move it. I had to epoxy it down because the angler likes to sit on it. I have never had any bleaching or browning on the sps nor have I lost any coral . So if its not broke don't fix it I guess . Thanks for the help.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:19 AM   #789
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Possibly a display refugium?
I'd thought about a sump or a refugium but this set up is in my office and I don't want to do an overflow or drill my tank. I'm thinkin maybe I'll do an anemone tank. Perhaps a couple Percula Clowns, start'em all out real young so they can all grow together. I'd cut the rock back to a couple of big pieces that equal 10lbs.
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One should be fine. No optics though, and place it up a little higher than normal. No need to worry about the sps getting enough light. You could hang one of these 2 feet above your 40 b and still grow sps wherever you wanted.
I've currently got the light about 11 inches above the surface on my 10g. How high should I hang it above the 40? Just wondering what's a normal or standard height?
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