Help - Placement of corals and lights

Discussion in 'New to Saltwater & Reef Aquariums? Post Here' started by rvamarcel, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. saltyfilmfolks

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    Right!!!
    My wife already said no.:oops:
     
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    Thanks a lot
     
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    Mooooved... let's see how it behaves! Thanks for the help, I'll keep you posted!
     
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    I actually have a AI hydra 52 on my biocube 29. A bit of overkill but I had it from my last tank so I said what the heck. Had to get the AI rails that sit ontop of the tank. Not getting good coverage because like you I have them about 4-5 inches from water and I'm seeing a lot of shadowing on the sides like is see in your tank. I don't run my colors past 60% feel like if I increase the par I'm going to burn something and bleach it out. As far as the torch, they're should be enough light. Maybe check parameters or is it new? I have my 4 torches mid tank to the side with plenty of indirect flow and they're super happy. The galaxea maybe move it a bit higher somewhere on the rock work or more towards the middle on the sand where the light is over it. If the cardinal is new it's totally normal behavior for fish to hide until they feel comfortable. I have one and it's super active, actually runs the tank. If you've had him already then see how's he's breathing and is he still eating ?
     
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    I'm so sorry for the delay on the reply! I missed this post!

    You were absolutely right, the cardinal was just shy because it was new. It's now happy and all over the place :)

    I'm trying a new placement for the torch, a bit more light and less flow. I'm going to give it time to adjust and cross my fingers. I'll keep you posted.

    Question about your hydra: what's your color mix and schedule?
     

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