Hydra 52 settings

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  1. kalen82

    kalen82 Astrea Snail

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    I have a jbj 30 RL with a hydra 52 12" off the water.

    I'm in search of a starting point. I don't have a director.

    My tank*Dimensions: 23.6"x19.7"x16.5" (60cmX50cmX42cm)

    Is there anyone out there who can help me dial my light in.

    I keep messing with them and they don't seem right.

    Ramp on at 8am for an hour

    W = 15
    V = 60
    R = 15
    G = 15
    Db = 60
    Rb = 60
    Uv = 60

    Ramp down at 4pm for an hour

    Off at 5pm

    I hope someone can help me
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi it's me again.

    I have the 20 RL with the Hydra 52. Everything that I have read and everyone I have talked to says you have to have the director. My lights will go up this we some time. I'll let you know what I set mine at.

    Edit: How do you have your light suspended?
     
  4. kalen82

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    Ya most people use a director to operate the 52 however it's not required. I probably would have a director if I had a computer and the net in my house, but I work alot to pay for my expensive toys. So I don't see a point in getting a director that requires me spending more money then I need. But with that said it would be nice to get a guideline of what the settings should be near.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    RC has a fairly long thread on settings. You get a feel for settings if you keep reading and re-reading. The white you want to ramp up slowly, most run their tanks with higher percentage of the blue and green (personally too much blue for me)I like a 20k look. I try to be cautious and start with low intensity, I have burned a lot of corals. Maybe White at 25, Blue and Green at 45-50. Turn the UV down. Once you find something you like stick with it for a week or two to see if it actually makes a difference.
     
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    That's the thread I've read. After I went cross eyed I lost my sanity trying to wrap my mind around everything. It maybe time to read through it again. I have plenty of time.

    I'll bring you up to speed real quick on my plans.

    I got the 30RL 8 months ago crashed it after two months due to topping off with salt water and lowering it to fast. Started over. Doing well this time and I decided I wanted a bigger tank. So I broke down a 90 gallon that was a freshwater planted tank. Decided to build a new stand was about to start skinning the stand. I was about a few weeks away from setting it all up when I had a accident with a circular saw and my forearm. Out of work since October. Maybe I'll get back to work a month or so.

    Don't ask why I shared that. I guess my insanity is really gone.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    At least you had it to begin with. :p I am starting all over too.

    Have you started a build thread yet? If not you should. I like the 30 RL because it looks more cube like, but I like the 20 because it's shallow.
     
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  9. kalen82

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    I started a thread in r2r on my 90 build
     
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    Aww cool thanks. I'll take a look. ;)
     
  12. kalen82

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    Ya no problem. I was building a three piece stand. Stand, canopy and a side cabinet