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Old 09/02/2018, 06:23 PM   #1
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BTAs under Viparspectra 165w LEDs

Anyone using this black box light for their anemones? I just bought this light for my 75g clown/nems tank which is 48x18x18. The light is bright and is more than enough at 100% intensity.

My question is what are your light settings? Both time and intensity? I think one of my split nems just bleached out because of too much light. The other 1 hid under the shade too.

I was doing 70% blues and 1% white since I'm really not a fan of white lights so my tank has the blueish effect on it. Blues at 8am to 12 mn and white at 10am to 8pm.


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Old 09/04/2018, 08:08 PM   #2
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Same tank size same nem same light
10 hours blue at 80%
9 hours white at 40%
If you just changed your lights, turn them way down and up,them 10% per month.
It took me about 6 months to get them at the current numbers.


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Old 09/18/2018, 11:41 AM   #3
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I have 3 Mars aqua boxes over 150 gallon 3 of another brand I can't remember over a 180 gallon. All the rbt nems seem to be thriving. Been running them for a year or so. I run the blue at 100 % for 8 hours and white around 50 %for 6 hours. I would think they were doing perfect if I did not have some in a 28 gallon under an AI prime HD. Under the AI they look like true bubble tips. It may be the lighting or it may be the flow. I have a Clam in the 28 gallon so I ramp the light up to 90 % at 7000 k for total of about 10 hours. You can see the difference between the nems in the photos.

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Old 09/20/2018, 08:59 PM   #4
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I have 3 Mars aqua boxes over 150 gallon 3 of another brand I can't remember over a 180 gallon. All the rbt nems seem to be thriving. Been running them for a year or so. I run the blue at 100 % for 8 hours and white around 50 %for 6 hours. I would think they were doing perfect if I did not have some in a 28 gallon under an AI prime HD. Under the AI they look like true bubble tips. It may be the lighting or it may be the flow. I have a Clam in the 28 gallon so I ramp the light up to 90 % at 7000 k for total of about 10 hours. You can see the difference between the nems in the photos.

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Are you thinking that having the lights at 7000k rather than the typical 14-20k is making them bubble up? I have NEVER had a BTA that had bubble tips.


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Old 09/21/2018, 05:58 AM   #5
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That could be part of it I suppose. I found a photo from before the clam when they were at 18k and the nems didn't look quite so good but they still had some bubbles. I have over 30 of the nems in 3 tanks and the 3 in the small tank have always looked better and they are clones from the others. If the clam wasn't showing so much new growth I would experiment with the lighting.
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Are you thinking that having the lights at 7000k rather than the typical 14-20k is making them bubble up? I have NEVER had a BTA that had bubble tips.
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Old 11/02/2018, 05:48 AM   #6
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Hi, that tank is awesome with the Al Prime, can you give us the detail settings of each channel and for how long the light period is on?


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Old 11/02/2018, 09:21 PM   #7
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A few shots of my settings. I did change them a while back but the nems still have their bubbles.

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Old 11/02/2018, 09:53 PM   #8
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I have 3 Mars aqua boxes over 150 gallon 3 of another brand I can't remember over a 180 gallon. All the rbt nems seem to be thriving. Been running them for a year or so. I run the blue at 100 % for 8 hours and white around 50 %for 6 hours. I would think they were doing perfect if I did not have some in a 28 gallon under an AI prime HD. Under the AI they look like true bubble tips. It may be the lighting or it may be the flow. I have a Clam in the 28 gallon so I ramp the light up to 90 % at 7000 k for total of about 10 hours. You can see the difference between the nems in the photos.

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Love your choice of clowns!


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Old 11/05/2018, 06:08 PM   #9
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Thanks, I love maroons. I also have a pair of Clarkii. Have nems and clowns in every tank. The Clarkii are the luckiest. They have a 6 ft tank with 26 bubble tips and a long tentacle. They spend all day trying to decide which one to occupy and sleep in a different one every night.


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