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- May 3, 2020
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Sorry my bad its 24 inch deep lol2 primes on a 36" deep tank seem pretty underkill.
Now i can see why you have them at 100% on ur schedule.
I would venture to guess they are stretching but should acclamate just fine and thrive.
Ive forced many a coral to deal with certain conditions or perish into oblivion lol.
You should have a full spectrum blend coming from the lights honestly.Not sure, we in Lockdown in Toronto right now, bought this and a few more frags online. No access to a Par Meter unfortunately. I increased my whites from 0 to 10 and moved it up a little higher. I dose Red Sea AB+ maybe once a week or so. And a drop of iodine once a week. Just started doing this.
Ok. I've added some white. Will see how they do. Like I said, everyone else in the tank is growing and thriving. Just having a hard time with the zoas, which is my fav type of coralYou should have a full spectrum blend coming from the lights honestly.
Only blues and no whites significantly can reduce output even further since you already have a very deep tank and lights that arent meant to penetrate that deep.
What i like to do for AI lights is download a premade schedule from the signsture series page on aquaillumination.I'll start my whites at 10% and may increase to 15% over time.
Yeah, when I got these lights I was mindful about raising the percentages. I slowly acclimated the tank over 2 weeks to what it is now. These frags im talking about I just added to my tank.What i like to do for AI lights is download a premade schedule from the signsture series page on aquaillumination.
Increase the schedule to your maximum wanted power.
Then use the acclaimation feature and bring it to full power over 2 weeks to a month from a 50-60% reduction.
Then, as you add coral. Just start them off at the bottom of your tank and bring them to their desired par already set.
Tweaking lights too much just upsets coral in my long term experience.
You want to keep some stability to lighting cycles too.
I also use the lunar setting along with david saxby's program that increases and decreases daytime intensities along with a real lunar schedule at night.
Ya for sure. If buying corals weren't so addictive a smart person would stop now and get these under control.There are a whole bunch of different types of zoas from different areas of the world and coming from different depths... Some melt from looking at them the wrong way.
From experience i wouldnt classify all zoas as beginner/intermediate....
But for example some eagle eyes, dragon eyes or rastas i cant kill back enough to keep them in check. These i would classify as beginner hardy corals.
In general, the more pricey, the more experience is needed.
Just ask how everyones stratospheres are doing lol.