lighting retrofit advice

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by spiralout, Mar 9, 2008.

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  1. spiralout

    spiralout Astrea Snail

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    heres a fun one: on the pictured 90gal, we just swapped out a PC system for 2 250w MHs and 4 65w actinics.. since this is my first such retrofit, im not sure what to expect in terms of algae and coral adjustment. any precautions i should be taking? also, how long should i wait before introducing the sps, now that the wimpy lights are gone?

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    pic was taken when corals were closed up.. one of the problems of only being able to visit the tank once a week for service.


    thanks
    spiral
     
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  3. reef_guru

    reef_guru Humpback Whale

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  4. Godbert

    Godbert Montipora Capricornis

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    as f as i know your algae growth will increas but i dont think you need a specific amount of time to add different corals, you might want to move them around a bit now that they are under much more intense lighting, good luck!