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Old 11/11/2017, 06:35 PM   #1
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Hydra 52 LED over 2 RBTA's

This is probably an old subject, but I need help. I have two RBTA's that are now soft whited-pink. One is hiding from the light, the other is just not getting his color back. The one not getting his color back is half in the light, half in shade.

What is a good setting for a Hydra 52 (non HD) that has the USB controller (not computerized controls or director)? It does not have collective intensity control like the newer Hydra 52 HD does.

Equipment:
54 gallon corner tank. Water is 20 inches deep, light is 10 inches AWL.

Violet, Deep Blue and Blue are currently at 70%.
Red and Green is 0%
Cool White is 50%

Water parameters are normal, pH is at 8.2, Salinity is 1.024.

Tank is mature (1.5 years old).

Long story here is, One RBTA I've had over 4 years, in a 47 gallon tall tower tank with the same Hydra 52. It was doing great! It got to 12" in diameter and even split once! Had beautiful dark rose coloration. And it ate a whole shrimp once a week. I guess I got lucky with the light at that time.

Since I moved to the new tank, and everything settle down, the sibling RBTA died, and my bigass 12" has shrunk down to a sad little 3 incher, and lost a lot of color. I was given another RBTA, (a baby) and it has lost its color also, and keeps hiding. I have played around with the lighting some, but I really have no guideline to work with here....

Help!


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Old 11/12/2017, 06:50 PM   #2
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I would turn the light down to 50% for the blues and ramp up cool white to10%..


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Old 11/12/2017, 07:41 PM   #3
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I have ai hydra52 inside the hood of my 29g biocube n have about 7 btas.
Here is my settings, hope this will help. I would start with the whites to 30%, both blues 40%, violet,uv around 15% n then work your way up.







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Old 11/12/2017, 11:49 PM   #4
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Any recommendation for the Red and Green? There seems to be mixed opinions on these two colors.


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Old 11/12/2017, 11:51 PM   #5
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Oh, and thank you both for replying! I really appreciate it. I've been cruising the web for days now and finally got the gumption to ask for help! Lol.


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Old 11/13/2017, 12:28 AM   #6
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I think i only have the red n green about 8 to 10% only


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Old 11/13/2017, 05:17 AM   #7
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I keep red & green at minimal settings as I keep a lot of LPS.


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