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Old 08/12/2017, 06:12 AM   #2701
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And there are folks out there that prefer green star polyps and mushrooms to sps as well. Lol. I guess to each their own !


Yes and there's nothing wrong with that! People should put in their tanks what they like and what they think looks cool. Who cares what other people think what's in your tank.


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Old 08/12/2017, 08:36 AM   #2702
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Those coral pics you posted are not the light hungry Acropora that most desire or reference
I dont like acro's. Many hobbyists don't. Colored sticks...quite unremarkable. Why would you think they are the most desired?


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Old 08/12/2017, 11:03 AM   #2703
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I dont like acro's. Many hobbyists don't. Colored sticks...quite unremarkable. Why would you think they are the most desired?


Desire was incorrect, your right. I stand by the rest. Acros require more light and coverage.


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Old 08/13/2017, 06:15 AM   #2704
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I dont like acro's. Many hobbyists don't. Colored sticks...quite unremarkable. Why would you think they are the most desired?
Look at their price tag; there is no question in this regard really. Obviously not everyone's cup of tea but the demand for high end acros far exceeds anything else in the industry. Coupled with being relatively fragile, the prices get ridiculous.

I love 'em all; the color spread and growth patters that can be achieved with SPS is fantastic. The movement of LPS is mesmerizing. The symbiotic relationship between anemones and clowns is incredible. Fill in the nooks and crannies with feather dusters, 'shrooms, polyps, zoas etc. and it's just incredible.

With that said, I transitioned from a mixed to SPS dominant tank about two months ago. The extreme colors offset some of the movement that catches your eye but the Kessil shimmer provides an illusion of movement in there as well.


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Old 08/13/2017, 03:08 PM   #2705
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Here's my situation. My tank is 3' wide x 5'long and 2' tall.
I have 3 360we running down the middle with 4 t-5 bulbs in front and back of the Kessil. Tank is roughly 1 year old started with tbs rock. It seems everything grows slow in my system. My rock work covers 2 ' of the width and roughly 1' tall. Alk around 7dkh, calcium at 450. My phosphates are a little higher than I like, and I have to dose nitrates to get a reading.

I am considering 2 options. Either adding another row of 360s or removing Kessil and adding radions.
I run the lighters at max intensity and around 50% color. Kessil ramp up and down from 11 to 11. T-5 s stay on for 5 hours at peak.
Suggestions?
I have a mixed reef. Acros stay closer to brown than colored. Very little entrusting on anything. Also certain Lps struggle while others are stable.


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Old 08/15/2017, 04:51 AM   #2706
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Here's my situation. My tank is 3' wide x 5'long and 2' tall.
I have 3 360we running down the middle with 4 t-5 bulbs in front and back of the Kessil. Tank is roughly 1 year old started with tbs rock. It seems everything grows slow in my system. My rock work covers 2 ' of the width and roughly 1' tall. Alk around 7dkh, calcium at 450. My phosphates are a little higher than I like, and I have to dose nitrates to get a reading.

I am considering 2 options. Either adding another row of 360s or removing Kessil and adding radions.
I run the lighters at max intensity and around 50% color. Kessil ramp up and down from 11 to 11. T-5 s stay on for 5 hours at peak.
Suggestions?
I have a mixed reef. Acros stay closer to brown than colored. Very little entrusting on anything. Also certain Lps struggle while others are stable.
My personal opinion is that three more Kessils would be the way to go (provided you wanted to stay with Kessil) along with the T5s since you already have them.


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Old Yesterday, 08:23 AM   #2707
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Dust!

So I blew out my A360WE for the first time a couple of days ago and now there's dust on the inside of the splash lens. I emailed Kessil but haven't heard back on how they suggest getting it out there. Opening the light voids the warranty if I'm not mistaken. I pulled off one of the rubber covers and the screw looks like it requires a special tool I don't have. Anyone have any suggestions?


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Old Yesterday, 12:38 PM   #2708
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IIRC, you need a torx screwdriver to open it up. I suppose you tried to blow more air to see if the dust will go away?


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Old Yesterday, 02:29 PM   #2709
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IIRC, you need a torx screwdriver to open it up. I suppose you tried to blow more air to see if the dust will go away?


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Thanks, and yes it is a #10 torx. Kessil said it's easy to pull off the housing once the two screws are removed. They made a notation on my warranty that I was given authorization to open it up


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Old Yesterday, 03:21 PM   #2710
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Wow... that's good to know about kessil. So far I've been happy with their support. Once you take it apart you'll notice how the PCBs are dipped in some sort of elastomer to help protect it against the elements.


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Cool! I've been curious about the inside.


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