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Old 10/09/2019, 12:49 PM   #1
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Can ritteri be burned with too much light?

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Can a ritteri be burned with too much light, if not acclimated? I know my acros can be very highly sensitive to light changes, and will die if put in a somewhat higbher lighting. This is partly due to my veyr low phosphates I think. That may or may not have anything to do with ritteri sensitivty to changes.

I ask because of the very few ok spots to have my ritteri end up are mostly very highest lighting. As in 4-8" below water level (depending on how the rocks get arranged to accomodate 'nem), which can be right below the convergence of two kessil light beams (a700 puck and a a600 "spot light"). I'll measure PAR there, but I believe can be 500-600. The nem is close to that now. I think 300-400, as it's off from a direct hit of light. But it shows no bad 'reaction' to this higher lighting. I know in nature they may get 1000+ I think. Though the nem hasnt seen levels like that since it was in the ocean I'm sure. So I don't want to shock/ kill it.

I'm going to guess it's fine just by it's appearance, and I'm guessing I'll be ok even if I have to place it at 500-600 par (?)

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Old 10/10/2019, 05:08 AM   #2
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Doubt it...back in the 80's I saw one under a 1000 watt halide...it seemed happy .


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Old 10/10/2019, 07:20 PM   #3
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I'm thinking you're right with my own situation ... ritteri moved itself right under the a700 puck 5" below surface, and not far from the beam of the a600. It could be 500-600 par here. I'll measure tomorrow. And it's still reaching up for more light. Odd at same time, becuase in lower light areas where it was it didnt reach up nearly as much. Maybe it's just for now that it's stretching as high as it can be.

Pic attached showing nem in relation to lighting... Yes again it's too close to the drain box. I hve the teeth blocked with secure ties, so it cant easily get sucked into the slots. I will simply need to replace this tank with one wiht a "ghost" drain box the drain box makes it so I need to always keep up with the position of the nem. I'm fine with that as long as it doesnt delcine in health, though.


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Old 10/13/2019, 08:00 PM   #4
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Overflow box wont cause problem. All it will do is increase the water level a bit. One of my Radion did not turn on, over the weekend in my office tank, so my Mag climb the wall. He is fine, no problem with the overflow.
Your tank looks OK, just boost the light up he will be fine. I have 2 Radion G3 Pro on my tank. He climb up to be right under the Radion G3 Pro, which is about 6 inches above the water, running at 100%.




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Old 10/13/2019, 09:54 PM   #5
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Overflow box wont cause problem. All it will do is increase the water level a bit. One of my Radion did not turn on, over the weekend in my office tank, so my Mag climb the wall. He is fine, no problem with the overflow.
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Well, depending on the size of the anemone and the size of the overflow it can also end in a severe flooding. My new monster magnifica could easily completely block the overflow of its tank...


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Old 10/14/2019, 03:45 AM   #6
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Of course we t depends n the size of the anemone and the overflow his won’t be a problem.


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