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Corals dying

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Evening,
I recently upgraded to the ai Prime in my 13.5 fluval. Had it setup for 50% acclimation for 30 days, half way through i put an anemone in, and turned it to 100%.. ive bleached one coral and killed another, the cyanobis out of control - I did put an RFG in today, the stuff it blew up amazed me. I also had a day two weeks ago without power for 14 hours, tank dropped to 64, three dead fish. I changed the light back 4 days ago, today my torch melted.

mom top of everything else, I sprayed up a bunch of crap the other day and did what I’d consider an emergency water change, the salinity hadn’t settled, went as high as .29 for about 24 hours until I noticed and did another change.

also found my chaeto refugium had basically melted inside chamber 1 with intank and an external light.

This tanks been amazing for almost 8 months, why, the biggest change is the light as far as I can tell. I’ve checked all the parameters, calcium’s a bit high (dosing every few days with polypone) amonia spiked to .5 after the power loss, but is back under control.

aside from kicking up the flow, this light has to be set right, I don’t believe I have. I took 20% off the BRS ideal settings for mixed tank.

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Your changing alot of things all at once, chill. The corals u have dont need 100% light and 50 to 100% quickly will certainly kill corals, so turn that back down. I'm still using the stock light but with added reef blue strip.
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Take a step back and do frequent small water changes with which ever salt you use. Slow down and let everything calm down. The live stock you have, could a lfs or fellow local reefer look after them for you? This would help you get things back on track a little faster.
 
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I did upgrade to prime from a modified stock hood, the light was turned back down the other day with no improvement yet.

Some before and after pics.

it’s an additional 4 strips overall - tank started with that, but my anemone wasn’t digging it, so I just bought the prime.

i believe the light upgrade just highlighted issues I didn’t know I had, there unfortunately is no where the kids could go, they all seem to be fine (aside from anemone’s)

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Just my two sense: I have 4 ai prime’s over my 80 gal. I adjusted white from 34 to 44% and corals started bleaching. So 50 to 100% is a huge jump. I don’t know anyone that runs lights at 100%. (Maybe the blues? But not the white) I could be wrong, but I think the lighting and your perameters being out of wack would be my guess. If it was me I would leave lights at reduced setting and work on slowly getting parameters back in check. You may lose more in the process, but once things are back at acceptable levels You should be good.

if you can afford a seneye and test the par or rent a par meter and test your lights; you would have a better idea of what intensity to have them set at.

I just ordered a seneye. I can post results once I receive and test If that helps you, but really it should be tested in your tank.

if your near Los Angeles. You can borrow my seneye once I get it.
 
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Boston, but you’re right.. I need to grab a schedule that works with a small tank
 

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Boston, but you’re right.. I need to grab a schedule that works with a small tank
Some local fish stores rent par meters. Boston is a big city, if you check around you may be able to find a place local tribesmen you to rent a par meter.

also on the ai prime website you can download other users settings. may be worth a shot as well.
Good luck
 
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Everyone seems to think it’s the lighting correct? No need to buy a skimmer, or try internal refg again.

i looked a bit through the AI site, I think the HD one is where you can download other users schedules.. is there a way to do it with the regular AI prime?
 

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Some local fish stores rent par meters. Boston is a big city, if you check around you may be able to find a place local tribesmen you to rent a par meter.

also on the ai prime website you can download other users settings. may be worth a shot as well.
Good luck
You can also rent a par meter from brs. I rented one awhile back for 60 bucks for 7 days.
 

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Everyone seems to think it’s the lighting correct? No need to buy a skimmer, or try internal refg again.

i looked a bit through the AI site, I think the HD one is where you can download other users schedules.. is there a way to do it with the regular AI prime?
I have the regular ai primes. You have to do it from a PC, not the phone app.
 

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