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Old 11/19/2014, 05:54 PM   #276
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Awesome have you ever checked your Par numbers over your acans?
Strout,

Yes, some are as low at 60's on the sand in indirect light.

However, most are 90-130 range.


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Old 11/19/2014, 06:09 PM   #277
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Darrell,

So am I understanding you right, that you have a 6 bulb setup but never have 6 bulbs on at one time. You have 2 bulbs on for 3 hours, 4 bulbs on for 3-4 hours, and 2 bulbs on for the remaining 3 hours of the day?

That is very interesting to me. As they say, imitation is the greatest form of flattery. To get the coloration you do is what we are all looking for. This explains alot to me and I find it very cool! Thanks for all the information you are providing!!

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Old 11/19/2014, 06:24 PM   #278
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Nice acans!


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Old 11/20/2014, 12:39 AM   #279
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Darrell,

So am I understanding you right, that you have a 6 bulb setup but never have 6 bulbs on at one time. You have 2 bulbs on for 3 hours, 4 bulbs on for 3-4 hours, and 2 bulbs on for the remaining 3 hours of the day?

That is very interesting to me. As they say, imitation is the greatest form of flattery. To get the coloration you do is what we are all looking for. This explains alot to me and I find it very cool! Thanks for all the information you are providing!!

Bob
Iceman,

No that's incorrect. They overlap so all 6 are one at some point, but for only like 20 mins.

For instance

2 bulbs turn on at 10am, the start to turn off (dimmable) at 1:40pm and will be completely off by 2pm.

4 bulbs turn on at 1:50pm and will be at 100% by 2:10pm. Then these 4 bulbs will start to turn off (dimmable) at 4:40pm and be completely off at 5:00pm.

In the meantime while the 4 bulbs are dimming off, the other 2 bulbs come back on at 4:50pm and will be at 100% by 5:10pm. Then they will start to turn off (dimmable) at 6:30pm and will be completely off by 7pm.

Thanks for the compliment.


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Old 11/20/2014, 12:40 AM   #280
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Nice acans!
Thanks bud!


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Old 11/20/2014, 12:42 AM   #281
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Let's keep those folks who like to look entertained.

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Old 11/20/2014, 02:54 AM   #282
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Rainbow Acan

Just fragged this one.


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Old 11/20/2014, 11:31 AM   #283
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fishcraze,

looks interesting....got pics of the frags?


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Old 11/20/2014, 12:33 PM   #284
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Looking good man, Im setting up a 90, dumping leds and going with a 6 bulb t5, I am going to need some new frags soon...


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Old 12/06/2014, 07:10 PM   #285
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Hi,

Amazing pieces as ever chaps

Seriously thinking of ditching my radion and going T5... I have a 60x45x45 setup with mainly acans but also a duncan and a hammer, this is my main display tank. Can i ask the following?
  • If i were to buy a non-dimmable 6x24w T5 unit would this be ok?
  • Tube wise im looking at 4x24w T5 Blue plus, one Purple and one Actinic, again would this be suitable?
  • Should i introduce this slowly (acclimate) or as i have radion running already would this setup be in effect a lower overall PAR compared to the radion?

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Old 12/06/2014, 09:44 PM   #286
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This is my first frag of this particular Ultra Acan I grew under T5s




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Old 12/08/2014, 09:33 AM   #287
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some great color on those


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Old 12/08/2014, 11:06 AM   #288
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Looking good man, Im setting up a 90, dumping leds and going with a 6 bulb t5, I am going to need some new frags soon...
For sure!

Always fun setting up a new tank.


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Old 12/08/2014, 11:14 AM   #289
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Amazing pieces as ever chaps

Seriously thinking of ditching my radion and going T5... I have a 60x45x45 setup with mainly acans but also a duncan and a hammer, this is my main display tank. Can i ask the following?
  • If i were to buy a non-dimmable 6x24w T5 unit would this be ok?
  • Tube wise im looking at 4x24w T5 Blue plus, one Purple and one Actinic, again would this be suitable?
  • Should i introduce this slowly (acclimate) or as i have radion running already would this setup be in effect a lower overall PAR compared to the radion?

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Sure non dimmable t5 works good. I only run the dimmable on one of my tanks, all the others are either ati sunpower or powermodule.

The bulbs you are thinking of running is the same bulb combo I run on one of my tanks and I love it. If it is too dim for your liking once you get them going, you can always swap out the actinic for a blue plus. But that will increase the par level so you will want to raise the fixture.

If the par levels from the t5 is less than led, I personally wouldn't be worried about acclimating them. If it were going from t5 to led I would be.


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those look nice! great pickup.


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those look nice! great pickup.
Thanks Darrell

Enjoyed your article in Reef Hobbyist Magazine by the way.


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Old 12/12/2014, 12:32 PM   #293
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Old 12/13/2014, 09:00 PM   #294
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I'm just getting back in to a tank and these pics are just crazy cool!


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Old 12/16/2014, 05:34 PM   #295
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stinky, glad your back in the game.


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Holy moly that is insane, I'm not a huge acan guy but that may have just swung me towards them


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Old 12/28/2014, 12:04 PM   #297
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I'm glad I found this thread, I just read the whole thing. Awesome corals, thanks for posting all the pictures.


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Hi Bud what do you run your nitrates and phosphates at. Also alkalinkty calcium amd magnesium.

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Old 12/29/2014, 12:44 AM   #299
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I hope I can get my hands on some acans half as nice as this threads


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I'm glad I found this thread, I just read the whole thing. Awesome corals, thanks for posting all the pictures.
You're welcome. It's been quite the journey. Glad you enjoyed the read.

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You know...I don't test nitrates anymore. Once in a while I'll check phosphates and it usually reads 4.

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