Biocube 29 Lighting Question

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  1. Tyler Serva

    Tyler Serva Member

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    Hello I've had a Biocube 29 for about 4 years now and in the tank I have just zoas, a plate coral, frogspawn, Ricordea, a Rose BT anemone and a chalice. I have noticed that some of them have been bleaching over some time Im talking a month to a month and a half started to show and I started to freak out I dont know why i keep testing my water and these are my perimeters 1.025 sg 8.25 pH 10 kH 480 ppm Ca. I think the Ca might be a little bit to high but I dont believe that this could be it. I thought it was temp but the tank is at 74 to 76 all time. So then I started to realize its gotta be the LED the white lights are just completely dimming out on me and really only have the blues left.

    Im think this has got to be it for the slowness of bleaching because i believe everything else seems to be in order.

    So I was wondering what you would suggest on a light fixture for this biocube 29? I am think of taking the top off and going with this.

    https://www.marinedepot.com/Aqua_Ill...LTFILD-vi.html

    Thanks any suggests would help
     

  2. Reef of Fillory

    Reef of Fillory Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I've just ordered These lights [SBreef] for my biocube. They have more upgraded units with timers/ramping etc. I have read only good things about these lights and I am also going topless o_O and rimless [on the front]
     
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  3. MushFarmer

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    If you have the cash, you won't regret going with a AI Prime HD.
     
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  4. Tyler Serva

    Tyler Serva Member

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    This is actually what I got Im still trying to figure out a health light cycle for these fish
     
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  5. Tyler Serva

    Tyler Serva Member

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    Yes I actually got one of these now Im just trying to figure out a great light cycle for them
     
  6. Toomanyfish

    Toomanyfish Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I just put a ati sunpower 6x24 w over my biocube 29 and couldn’t be happier. Same goes for the corals and anemones
     
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  7. Palyzoa

    Palyzoa Well-Known Member R2R Supporter ETRC Member R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    I agree the AI Prime HD will grow coral no problem. I've had the original prime (non HD) over my tank and it has kept lots of zoas to SPS happy and thriving. A tip, don't sell your canopy/lid like I did. It will help resale of the biocube down the road if you decide to sell it ;)
     
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