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Featured 32x24x24 braceless, rimless with X Aqua, with PAR readings

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by jamesfirth1, May 4, 2011.

  1. Tobes_77

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    I added a small filefish which was only £16 as my tank was completely infested with aiptasia and he ridded them all within 48 hours. Even the massive ones which were bigger than the fish lol!
     
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    I was thinking of a filefish, but they do have a bit of a reputation for nipping corals as well. If you can find one from someone else's tank that you know eats them then its a good starter for 10.
     
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    stunning tank mate
     
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    Thanks for that, just need to sort out some more photos.
     
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    How's the peps getting on mate
     
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    They are eating some, but not as fast as I want. Might go back and get a few more! Already spent a fortune on them:w00t:
     
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    Looking good James. How's the led doing compared to the ati?
     
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    Loads better mate, no looking back, improved colours, growth everything.
     
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    May have to try one on my new system. Which one did you go for?
     
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    Mine is the 2080, I was looking at the orphek but it was out of my price range at the time.
    I'm very happy with the 2080 it does everything you need it to. The only thing you could say is it doesn't have seem less dimming like the ATI, it goes in 30 min intervals. You only notice if your watching the tank as it flicks over the interval. Small price to pay for a great unit.
     
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    The red planets looking nice mate,,, slow grower isn't it (well it was in my tank!!)

    This is a stunner too buddy
     

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    Really happy with the echinata, got it from pete probably a year ago and it did nothing for over 6 months.
    I'm going to move a frag higher up and see if I can get the purple to go blue.
     
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    Hi

    I have the same lights as you're self but the 2060 version.
    can I ask what maximum setting you are at and for how long do you run it at its peak.

    Many thanks
    Fantastic tank, part of the reason I went for these lights.
     
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    Thanks for that, my blues go up to 80% from 14:00 till about 17:00, whites max out at 55% for about an hour.
    I'm going to try and raise them up a bit again just to see how things take it.
     
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    Mine max at 80% blue and 70% white for 3 hours, but I'm not sure that my corals are getting enough light yet?
    I may increase the photoperiod that they run at max.
    Any thoughts or your experiences with these lights would be appreciated.

    Thanks again justin.
     
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    Mine max at 80% blue and 70% white for 3 hours, but I'm not sure that my corals are getting enough light yet?
    I may increase the photoperiod that they run at max.
    Any thoughts or your experiences with these lights would be appreciated.

    Thanks again justin.
     
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    How big is your tank, and what corals do you have, I'm sure it will be getting enough. My light are on from 0630 to 2300, obviously ramp up and down through out the day.
     
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    Yes mine are on for a similar time, tank is 28"x24"x24" mainly sps.
    I have had slow growth recently but I suspect it is fluctuating water parameters. I did go through a period of doubting the lights, but seeing the results you are having I am more convinced it's lack of stability.

    Thanks
     
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    I would suspect it is the parameters, how high above the water do you have the lights. With your unit being a bit smaller, with less LED's I would try increasing the power over several weeks to see if it helps.
     
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    Light is a 11" above water, the spread is quite good at that.
    so do you get good consistent growth at those % or do you think it could be better if you increase the output?
     
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