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Old 09/30/2013, 09:33 PM   #101
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For the past month or so I have been using the hydras... I have had nothing but issues with my sps.... Most sps have died or near death... Turning brown, tips rtn, literally just burning under the lights.... I thought I was not giving enought light, but then when I cranked them up.... That's when things went down hill....

So where I am at now.... Whites 35, blues 60 violet 40 red 10 green 10 and uv 10

Then I set acclimation mode at 50% for 1 month

Let's see what happens


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Old 09/30/2013, 09:37 PM   #102
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How many over what size tank.

And what were the peak intensities?


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Old 09/30/2013, 11:28 PM   #103
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For the past month or so I have been using the hydras... I have had nothing but issues with my sps.... Most sps have died or near death... Turning brown, tips rtn, literally just burning under the lights.... I thought I was not giving enought light, but then when I cranked them up.... That's when things went down hill....

So where I am at now.... Whites 35, blues 60 violet 40 red 10 green 10 and uv 10

Then I set acclimation mode at 50% for 1 month

Let's see what happens
Really, im having good results with them. I did dial down the colors a bit, since I was frying ****. Using whites 35, blues purple 50, gree red at 20. 1pm to 12 am4 hr ramp. Sps are dong very good . Howeve zoas are looking bleached. Maybe cause I dont have fish. Havent had any fish for 4 weeks now, since I had an ich outbreak. I recently started feeding the tank reef chilly. Hoping they look better soon.


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Old 10/01/2013, 10:53 AM   #104
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My tank LOVES the hydras. 60g mixed reef

11am - 7:30pm 3 hour ramp
Lunar from 11-5 blue 1%, deep blue 1%, uv 3%

CW - 65%
Violet - 100#
Deep Red - 40%
Green - 40%
Deep blue- 100%
Royal blue - 100%
UV - 90%

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Old 10/01/2013, 11:38 AM   #105
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For the past month or so I have been using the hydras... I have had nothing but issues with my sps.... Most sps have died or near death... Turning brown, tips rtn, literally just burning under the lights.... I thought I was not giving enought light, but then when I cranked them up.... That's when things went down hill....

So where I am at now.... Whites 35, blues 60 violet 40 red 10 green 10 and uv 10

Then I set acclimation mode at 50% for 1 month

Let's see what happens
I think with those settings and acclimation at 50% you barely have enough light. My sps are growing like MAD using
white 45%
blues 75%,
red green, 40%
UV 65%
ramping up from sunrise around 8am until 10:30 am, then a spike to those max numbers from 10:30am until 3pm, then down until sunset around 7:30 PM.


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Old 10/01/2013, 12:23 PM   #106
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Sonic let me see a tank pic . Im dying to see how are things going for you. My sps are loving it as well but like I sayd zoas not so much. Could be I have been fishless for about a month, and wasnt feeding tank other than FUEL( lov this stuff btw) however but for the last week I have been feeding reef chilli.


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Old 10/01/2013, 01:00 PM   #107
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Old 10/01/2013, 01:01 PM   #108
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Some new frags I juat got


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Old 10/02/2013, 08:50 PM   #109
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Sonic let me see a tank pic . Im dying to see how are things going for you. My sps are loving it as well but like I sayd zoas not so much. Could be I have been fishless for about a month, and wasnt feeding tank other than FUEL( lov this stuff btw) however but for the last week I have been feeding reef chilli.
sorry for the delay,

Here are some before and after shots, 60 days apart.
Before


After


Birdsnest Before, hard to see but its in the back behind the trumpet


After


Unknown before


Unknown After, there are also 5 more "fingers" growing on the backside towards the light not visible in this pic.


unknown before


unknown after


I did make the mistake of setting this too high and went from this


to this in 3 days



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Old 10/02/2013, 08:59 PM   #110
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Some good growth there señor boom!


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Old 10/02/2013, 09:16 PM   #111
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Old 10/02/2013, 09:38 PM   #112
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How far up do you have your lights at? 12""?
I guess everyone's tank is different, but since I've lowered the lights, I'm getting crazy colors out of my softies.... The sps still look like sh,,
I'm thinking that all the corals were use to the panorama pro LEDs... So tithe hydras are about 10x more powerful.... So dialing them back is the way to go...

If anyone wants to buy my hydras 330 a piece.... Let me know... Might go to sols


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Old 10/02/2013, 09:48 PM   #113
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When I first mounted them I ran them at around 45% and 7" from water surface and everything was great, I just raised them to about 10" to spread a little more coverage since I am still only running one hydra. I don't think these need to be run anywhere over 80% with 60% being safe zone.


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Old 10/02/2013, 09:50 PM   #114
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Mine are currently 11" exactly lol nice guess!!

Some SPS browned out a tad due to them getting used to the uv. But they started coloring up now and have crusted a ton. Keep your hydras don't go back to sol!!


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Old 10/03/2013, 10:44 AM   #115
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here is the side shot so you can see the new growth on the backside.


and a montipora 60 days apart


this morning



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Dang, not bad at all. Nice growth sonic. I can see that your having issues getting good colors in the pics like me. I bet they look sweet in person


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pictures are terrible! and i am switching between two point and shoots and my phone depending on the time of day and the light settings... in person the colors are fantastic. I already have a camera picked out, just need to get the funds for it....


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pictures are terrible! and i am switching between two point and shoots and my phone depending on the time of day and the light settings... in person the colors are fantastic. I already have a camera picked out, just need to get the funds for it....
Lmao. I need one to but since im working now and I have no clue if im going to get paid or when( TY GoV shutdown). My tank spending is on hold lol. So ****ed.


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Old 10/03/2013, 11:48 AM   #119
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Ouch , yea between the tank and my jeep I have nothing left over for toys ...oh wait, those are toys !


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Lol I'm considering a new lift for my Jeep. 6" Superlift for the 07 grand cherokee. Hmmmmm lolz


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Haha, 6 is insane!. I am only doing 3" with 33's. I don't want to thread jack but Iam on wranglerforum with same name..


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Old 10/03/2013, 12:03 PM   #122
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Haha, 6 is insane!. I am only doing 3" with 33's. I don't want to thread jack but Iam on wranglerforum with same name..
Lol my friend just did his...on top of the 2" so total of 8" on 35s!! I'm on jeepgarage but rarely go on these days

I have a 2" now but I wanna swap for the Superlift on 33s

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Old 10/03/2013, 01:55 PM   #123
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Hydra upgrade is done.
Current settings
Deep blue 70
Royal blue70
UV 2
Violet 2
Green 2
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Hydra upgrade is done.
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Deep blue 70
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Red 2
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seems like you are not taking advantage of any new leds hydra brings. how come? with settings like these its just like running sol superblue just at lower intensity/coverage.


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seems like you are not taking advantage of any new leds hydra brings. how come? with settings like these its just like running sol superblue just at lower intensity/coverage.
I just got the upgrade in today. I plan on slowly increasing the the other colors by 2% a week.
I rather play it safe as to not burn any of my Sps.
I ran my sol blues at the highest
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Royal Blue 74%
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