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Old 05-27-2013, 06:27 PM   #931
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Something isn't right, and it's not the lighting.

yeah whats his/her substrate? is it crushed coral or sand?
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:47 PM   #932
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Can you program them to slowly get brighter thru out the day? And dim down in the evening? That would be cool!
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:54 PM   #933
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Can you program them to slowly get brighter thru out the day? And dim down in the evening? That would be cool!
yes you can different aqua controllers allow this, my reef angel comes programmed like this already and you can creat custom programs.


youi have to be carful though, some aquacontrollers use different types of dimming modules though, some use an analog 1-10v dimming loop like what the taotronics drivers use, and some like the drivers i have use a digital pulse wave loop. the rapid LED daylight controller uses pulse wave signals and requires a pulse wave driver, while i believe the apex controller uses an analog style. my reef angle can be ordered to have one or the other but there are some controllers that cannot do this so be careful if this is a route you choose to go
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:05 PM   #934
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yeah whats his/her substrate? is it crushed coral or sand?
Its sand.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:06 PM   #935
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He needs to figure out where his nitrates are coming from. If he feed 2-3 times a week with regular water changes it should be no problem keeping them around 0-2. 5-10 isn't crazy high but the lower the better. Check the skimmer also an make sure its the right size and doing its job correctly.
Swc 160 cone skimmer. Model below mine. He has a 90 gallon.
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:37 AM   #936
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There was a request for some time lapse photos under LED's. Here are a few. The lights from the beginning of my setup until late April were a 27" Maxspect Razor 16k, after that I replaced it with 2 16" Reefbreeders Photon LED's.

Got This Acro in Jan,2013 - the second pic is from today
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These are from Feb, 2013 till today
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And these are under the reef breeders? They look pretty sweet. Im still deciding. I have about $800 to go with for a 120 gallon.
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That's a good budget to have for a 120 light setup. Go with reefbreeders. USA warranties!
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And these are under the reef breeders? They look pretty sweet. Im still deciding. I have about $800 to go with for a 120 gallon.
Yes they are under reefbreeders for a little over a month now, Maxspect Razor LED's before that
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