Reef Central Online Community

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > General Interest Forums > Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

User Tag List

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 02/10/2018, 12:12 AM   #1
jjencek
Registered Member
 
jjencek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Posts: 180
Placing corals based on depth of tank water

Not having a PAR meter, I have been trying to figure out generally where to place different corals. Specifically my new Acros. I am looking at images of winning DTs and trying to figure the depth of the water. I have placed some corrals mid-way (20 cm = 9 inches from top)and I think I burned them.

As a general rule, I have read they should be mid to high. So what does deep/mid/high mean in cm (inches) from the top? Here is my tank info.

Max Height of water column is 48 cm (19 inches).
Lighting - 6 x T5 39 Watts (5 cm above surface)
Very clear water

Where would you put an Acro to acclimatize it and then where to place it after that?


jjencek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02/10/2018, 08:17 AM   #2
billdogg
Registered Member
 
billdogg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Grove City, Ohio
Posts: 10,061
What I do for my tank - a standard 120g 4'x2'x2' using 2 x AI Sol blues set to 45W/65B/65RB - is this. I put the coral where I want it to be long term right away. I then use multiple layers of fiberglass window screening on top of my DIY screen tops, placed to create a shadow over the new coral. Over a period of a few weeks I then remove a layer at a time to slowly increase the lighting to the newbie without having to worry about other corals suddenly not getting what they are used to. This allows the new coral to adjust to it's new home with minimal stress and at least so far, no bleaching.

Most corals are quite adaptable if you give them the chance.

hth


__________________
I'll try to be nice if you try to be smarter!
I can't help that I grow older, but you can't make me grow up!

Current Tank Info: 120 mixed reef with 40b sump, ASM G2 skimmer, AI Sol Blue x 2, and a 60g Frag Tank with 100g rubbermaid sump. 2 x Kessil A360w lights, no skimmer (yet)
billdogg is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02/10/2018, 11:14 AM   #3
jjencek
Registered Member
 
jjencek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Posts: 180
I like that approach. I don't like to move them as soon as they get comfortable.

How long does that process take? Days, weeks, months before they are at full light?


jjencek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02/10/2018, 01:44 PM   #4
billdogg
Registered Member
 
billdogg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Grove City, Ohio
Posts: 10,061
Glad I could help!


I usually do it over a couple weeks, depending on what it is and how close to the lights it is.


__________________
I'll try to be nice if you try to be smarter!
I can't help that I grow older, but you can't make me grow up!

Current Tank Info: 120 mixed reef with 40b sump, ASM G2 skimmer, AI Sol Blue x 2, and a 60g Frag Tank with 100g rubbermaid sump. 2 x Kessil A360w lights, no skimmer (yet)
billdogg is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:45 AM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2018 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.