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dnguyen1
10/04/2019, 09:23 AM
Hey guys, I'm semi nervous, I've ran AP700 for years now (maybe 3 years) and I am taking the plunge and supplementing w/ a 36'' Spectra that will be tank mounted (I will not be wall mounting or hanging). I notice that the Tank mount will move my AP700 a bit closer to the water, maybe 3 inches closer (it's about 7 inches above water now).

I am asking in people's experience will I need to reacclimatize everything?
Can T5 bleach? I won't be able to dial the intensity of the T5s since it's not dimmable but I'm planning on dialing down the LED for a little bit but not sure what the safest way is to not fry my corals that are already there--thank you!!!!!

Any advice is appreciated. Right now my set up is at 75% on the AP700.

mcgyvr
10/04/2019, 10:50 AM
It is probably not a bad idea to attempt to adjust your lighting some depending on many variables one certainly being the amount of money invested in the corals in your tank..

I think dialing down the LED for bit is a very simple process that likely won't hurt.
Maybe drop 10% from it or so..

dnguyen1
10/04/2019, 07:06 PM
I'm good with that!!! Thanks mcgyver.

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Daddi0
10/04/2019, 10:15 PM
I switched from a Mars Aqua 300watt to t5s and had no issue.
Cheers! Mark

dnguyen1
10/05/2019, 04:43 PM
Ah good. Thanks man. Has anybody considered when acclimating the lights to go just two out of the four then adding the other two after a period of time?

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Daddi0
10/05/2019, 06:36 PM
I would just turn the leds down a bit and ramp them back as things settle
Cheers! Mark