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I just received my new lights. I have one bubble anemone, and hammer coral. I was told on here that I should acclimate the tank slowly (over 2 weeks) to the new lights. Any suggestions? I got two because my tank is 36" wide. I've had the tank for about 7 months The old light is a LED light bar I got with the set up.
Hey everyone, I have an IM 25 lagoon, and a Kessil A80 Tuna Blue mounted light. I started with a small 10 gal and the light that I bought off of someone, then transferred the light and bio load to the new 25 Lagoon. My questions are 1. Is this light enough? 2. How high should this light be above the water line? 3. If anyone out there also has an A80 Tuna Blue, what are your cycles set at. I am not too concerned with anything, as the tank has been running great, and seems in really healthy condition (1 Ocellaris Clown, 1 canary blenny, 1 damsel, 1 conch, 1 bubble tip anemone, tons of spirorbid worms, some great corals, and a flame scallop [been alive for 6 months don't know how he's not dead]). Really, I just want to dial in the lighting now to make sure my coral growth is the best it can be. Any help would be awesome!
Ok, I have a few questions and figured I would roll all this into one post. So over the last few weeks my zoas have closed up and are not looking good, but my Star Polyps seem very happy. I also have a rock flower that seems to be doing well. I got a Galaxea a few weeks ago but I think it may be dead. It arrived a mostly white color with some green on it and now it just looks all white. I think my salinity could be high, not sure if my hydrometer is wrong. It showed as being in the 1.30 range so I added some more fresh water and I will check it again in the morning. Here are the water parameters: PH: 8.0 Nitrate: 5.0-10.0 ppm Ammonia: 0 ppm Nitrite: 0 ppm Phosphate: 0 (Did not really detect much on the test) Alkalinity: 9.8 dKH Calcium: 490-500 ppm Magnesium: 1600+ ppm ------ Before owning this tank, I owned a fluval eco 13.5 for about a year when I transferred that tank over into a new 22.4 Fiji Cube AIO. This was just before Christmas, and overall there has been no major issues. I got the new AI Prime 16 HD light for the tank, but overall have been frustrated with the controllability of the light. It does not come with any instructions and the AI support basically said "we don't have support videos yet but we should soon." I am trying to figure out the ideal lighting settings for this light, I am getting a ton of brown algae on the glass, I clean it off and it's back again within an hour. I really would like more of a blue tint to cut back on the white light, just need to know the right mix. The other issue I have is using just the blue light at night. The light has a moon mode, but it is not actually blue and it is useless the way the settings for the moon mode are configured. So I tried to alter the settings to run just the blue channel after the main light goes off for the day, the problem is the blue channel will run all night until the regular schedule resumes in the morning. Ideally, I would like the normal lights to come on at 8am and be off by 5 pm with the blue lights on till about 12 am. ----- Lastly, a few weeks ago I bought a watchman goby and a pistol shrimp, the shrimp was very small. It crawled in the rock within 5 minutes and I have not seen the shrimp since and I took apart the rocks to look for it. Is it a goner? Sorry for the long post, just trying to get this all figured out so I can have some better luck with my corals. Thanks!
Hunter Lang posted a topic in Lighting ForumI have a 10 gallon nuvo cube and a kessil A80 light, I just got two clowns, two hermits, and 4 lps soft corals. I was wondering what should my light schedule be like? And the intensity and so forth. Right now as I’m going to bed I have it at 0/0 but I’m not sure if that is okay for coral? Please HELP!