Biocube light with AI Prime

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  1. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Okay guys, I have been trying to get the right spectrum and intensity. I have been trying to dial in my lighting for over six months. During this time I have had a few swings in calcium and alkalinity, so I don't believe that lights was the only contributing factor, that said I now use a very good salt that has seemed to get this under control. But I believe from dialing (trying to dial in) my lighting I have managed to stunt growth and even kill a few coral like ricordeas and a nice colony of watermelon zoas. But I have managed to keep very nice bubble tip nem that has grown leaps and bounds and just split. I would like some help since I have only been into this hobby one year this month. My knowledge is very limited already and even more so with lighting. Here is my schedule. Image1465693365.889714.jpg


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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    I'm trying to get this look Image1465696728.098739.jpg


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  4. insanereefer420

    insanereefer420 Fire Worm

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    Run 17500k and adjust it from there. It may jisy need to have an intensity boost. Like run your blue and deep blue around the 75 %. Violet around 65%. Uv around 85. See what that does for you.I like the look of around 16500k but i adjust mine a little from that spectrum. I have 2 ai primes over my 25 nano. Its jot cube and has a 30 inch foot print. I didnt want any shaded corners.
     
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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Thanks I had it turned up and it started to kill some zoas, so I brought it back down slowly


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    insanereefer420 Fire Worm

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    I meant slowly get to that level. I wouldnt go to fast there is an acclimation setting. You can set start date and end date with what you want it to start the lvls at and rise to desired levels. Its a good feature.
     
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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Yes, I'm sorry.... Lol. What I meant was I have killed some already, it was to intense. I'm very new into the hobby and learning .... Thanks for all your help.


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    insanereefer420 Fire Worm

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    Haha i feel you. Im not experienced by any means juat have the primes so figured i could give my input. Try the acclimation setting out.
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Civic do you believe maybe I need to give it more than two hours of peak light?


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