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Hello everyone, First post on the forum. I have had my nuvo 14 gallon peninsula tank up and running for over 1 year. I have noticed when I get my corals from guys that keep them under radions some slowly lose their patterns and bright colors. They still grow and look very happy, but specifically reds, greens and blues change after a month. My jawbreakers, and chalices are the most important to me. I experimented with this and moved some fragged zoas in the garage under t5’s and a reef brite strip that all got brighter and better within a week (not as much growth due to it being a newer less stable tank. My Kessil a80 (15 watt) light is 6 inches above the tank with it being 13” of water top to bottom. With a spectral controller ramping up and down 5 percent color (mostly blue). 10 am 50% 1 pm 75% 4 pm 100% 7 pm 75% 10 pm 0% My question is, should I swap the light and spectral controller for an AI hd prime, Kessil a160we, or go full overkill and run a Radion xr15, Orphek, or a360 at low intensity? If I’m good with my current setup I’ll just wait it out and keep my frag racks high. Attached Ed is my tank, and a study someone conducted on YouTube showing par values similar depth of my tank. Parameters are as follows: Alk: 9 Mag: 1500 Salinity: 1.025 Calcium: 460 Nitrate: 5 Phosphate: 0.04
Downsizing from my 50 gal to my 10 gal, livestock has been taken care of and going to a good home, now I have equipment to get rid of that I will no longer be using. All of these items were purchased from BRS (proof of purchase). Tank was started October 2015. Everything is in perfect condition, working well and has never had any mechanical issues nor otherwise. Regular dusting has been performed on the equipment in the two years it has run my 50 gal reef. Skimmer and pumps will be vinegar washed and scrubbed as best as humanly possible for you. MP40WES $280 shipped - $250 local pickup never run over 40% - S O L D 2 KESSIL A360WE $200 each +shipping Reef Octopus Classic 150 - INT Protein Skimmer $100 +shipping Eheim 1262 Return Pump $90 shipped