Got new frags. Need help with placement and question about LEDS

Discussion in 'SPS Corals' started by elweshomayor, Mar 27, 2017.

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  1. elweshomayor

    elweshomayor Giant Squid

    Jul 6, 2009
    Norcross, Atlanta Ga.
    Hey guys, so I went shopping and I got myself 10 new SPS frags. (I didnt know whether to put this thread on general, LED or SPS so it went here. Hope its ok)

    The reason for this thread is that I am worried about placement. Previously, I had a coral at the top and I got concerned that the white tips were actually bleaching or tissue loss. I lowered it down and it's been good since. However, I have not resolved the issue of whether I can't place coral near the top or not.
    Someone who is knowledgeable please tell me if the top is ok or a no no. I was told that my LEDs had too much power directed down. If I can't put coral at the top of the tank, then I am very limited in space due to the tank being somewhat narrow. (wishing I had done the 180G now and not the 150 ).

    These are my LEDS. I can't remember brand, but i figure a picture of them should help ID'ing them


    I lowered the intensity to 30-50% on blues (Everytime I add something new i lower to barely on ~5-10%) and barely 10% on whites. Would this be ok to have if the corals are at the top of the tank? ( standard 150G)


    Right now i have the new ones at the top-ish, Lights were on meanwhile I put them in but its on lowest setting for now. I see every single amazing tank having all SPS at the top and LPS, zoas and softies at the bottom. So, there must be a trick to it? Or is it just me that I cant put them there for some reason
    Ofcourse I would prefer to do 100% on blues and 30% on white but if i cant then i cant lol.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2017
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  3. zack20g

    zack20g Fire Worm

    Nov 27, 2008
    Here's what I do when I get new corals. I go to and look up corals on there page for a reference there usually pretty spot on
  4. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

    Dec 16, 2012
    Cocoa, Florida
    New corals will always need to be acclimated to a new tank. As the zoox have time to adjust to your parameters and type of lightning you'll be able to move SPS to the top over time but I would refrain from taking any new coral and placing it at the top of your tank. Live aquaria has a good guideline but as every tank is different I would acclimate new coral very slowly. Depending on your lenses and power of the led lights running them at 100% blue could burn your corals.
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