Low Light Acro? Fragging Results

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by Ryland, Dec 31, 2011.

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  1. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    What are your water parameters?
     
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  3. m2434

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    It's well know in the scientific literature that light is a stressor and shade helps corals recover from bleaching and other disease. I'm not sure what the question is though?
     
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    I wasnt sure what the Acro was. I think I have found what I was looking for though. This guy apparently does not like much light.
     
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    Params are good, good luck with the acro. Seems as though you are on a good path.
     
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    Thank you. Question. Do you or anybody else think it is possible I had a softy poison the Acro? I only ask because this guy was a little too close to another coral a few weeks back and bam things went south. Allelopathy?
     
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    Definite possibility even if you are using carbon.
     
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    I'm surprised nobody asked what species of acro it is....
     
  11. m2434

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    No acro likes "low" light. Some acros like "medium" light, but that is still usually defined as 200-500 PAR :) With 175s you should be able to acro anywhere without having "too much light". Corals do recover better in the shade though regardless...
     
  12. Ryland

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    I believe it is a Deep Water Speciosa. I still am of the opinion the coral was getting too much light at mid level in my aquarium. 3 X 175 metal halide @ 12k with 2 X 160 watt vho actinics. It is odd and this is why I posted this. Ive never heard of an Acro that only likes low light. But the more I have researched this the more it is appearing this is the case. Please feel free to disagree though.