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Old 10-09-2014, 06:38 PM   #1
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Corals!!!!!!!

Hey guys. Ive had my tank for 2 years, tore it down and put it back up so its been up for about a year now. But i have a problem! The only thing thats really grown and split is my RBTA my pulsing xenia have a little too but my sps and lps havent really bugged! They where off to a great start then stopped and have been same size for a longgggggg time now! Can someone help? Would really appreciate it!

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Old 10-09-2014, 07:49 PM   #2
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what type of lighting you use
water parameters meaning numbers not ok fine lol
placement flow ect
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:23 PM   #3
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Ok
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 0
Calcium 560
Alk 8
Salinity 1.024
Phosphate 0 on api last time i did on photometer it was .04 but that was on 6-17-14
I have a mag 24 as return and a wp40 on setting wave 1 s2
Lighting is a 165 watt full spectrum LEDs running at 75%
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:24 PM   #4
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Oh ya display tank is a 110, 5 foot across 18 deep 36 high


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Old 10-09-2014, 08:37 PM   #5
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That's not a lot of light over that size tank.
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:38 PM   #6
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Yes i know but im only using it on half for now, all corals are on that half pretty much. first want to make the top and then get lights, i was debating between 2 or 3 panels?


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Old 10-09-2014, 10:05 PM   #7
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calcium is high
I keep the same light over my 90g but its only 10inch off surface 100% blue 90%white
in reality I need another as you do too but how I have mine I get full coverage
i also use 2 clip on high output leds on the 2 ends that helps a lot my tank is 4 ft
i dont do sps but yes i keep lps and softies i get rather good growth per 2 months
i dose A/B to keep my alk and calcium in check
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:37 PM   #8
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Well my cal and alk seems not to fall or anything? Should i still dose? Ill try moving to higher intensity light over some time. Any other suggestions? I have fug but not in use its housing a urchin which ate all my chaeto soo, should i get it back up?


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Old 10-10-2014, 12:25 AM   #9
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So maybe i should get three led panels??? Or do the clip on?


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Old 10-10-2014, 05:53 PM   #10
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you prob could get by with 2
no you dont need to dose your calcium 560 is high
i dose only because i cant keep a stable alk and calcium level
or you could do what i did use the tao tronic in center just lower it down to 10inch above the surface with 2 hi output leds on either end
this is how my tank looks
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Old 10-10-2014, 05:56 PM   #11
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What's tao tronic?


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Old 10-10-2014, 06:00 PM   #12
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Taotronic is the seller name from either ebay or amazon for a certain type of LED panel that will support any photosynthetic creature you'd want to keep in a reef environment. There are many other sellers under all kinds of different names, that is just the one that stuck for whatever reason.
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:18 PM   #13
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it's like the light you have now
the chinese leds are identical but a lot cheaper with a one year warranty
tao tronic leds more of a name brand cost a bit more and come with a 2 year warranty
both led lights perform the same and look identical
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Oh ok, well back to the real question. Why arent my corals growing? Because of light? Ive heard of maybe having electricity in tank? Any ideas?


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you can check for stray voltage in your tank with a volt meter
how high is your light over that half of the tank
mine is 10 inch above surface i also run mine 100% blue
90% white mine run about 10 hrs a day
do you feed your coral ,
i feed my coral 'coral frenzy' 2X a week
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Do i just stick both ends of voltmeter in the water? And i dont feed any coral specific food only the mysis shrimp and seaweed


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Do you direct feed them or?


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i just sprinkle it into water column
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Ok thanks, i have coral frenzy at home but is there any other coral food or supplements that you would recommend?


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i always used the coral frenzy , i do know some use coral smoothie but i never used it so i dont know how good it is,
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