10g nano clownfish/anemone

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  1. 1Tlew0

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    Tank looks awesome!! I have a little acrylic nano tank and i was wondering where you purchased the LED lights??? Maybe I'll purchase some down the road... :beerchug:
     
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    Welcome to the forum. Locally built by a member. See this thread for info.

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    So far I'm loving my LED, temps are always a big problem with nanos having strong light over it. These LEDs really help keep the temps stable. As far as being functional, still too early to tell. My tank is only 2months old and has started to stablize so we'll see how the nems like them a few months from now. They have only been under LED for less than a month.
     
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    A couple weeks after the LED light, all my nems bleached/lose flourescense(spl?). These guys came from MH so I know for sure it's not due to too much light output but probably changed in spectrum/lower wattage. Some people have bad experience, some have good with LED. A month after the introduction of the LEDs, they seem to be adjusting and are coloring back up slowly. They are still not fully opened but they are opening up bigger than before. Another month or two and we will see if they can adjust and color up. I plan to use the LED wether it works or not for my nems so I can document it.
     
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    FYI, IME, LEDs use less wattage, and have more PAR than MH over the tank. Likely you're animals are getting more PAR than they're used too. Make sure they're geting the feedings and nutrients they need too.
     
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    And as far as nems under LED, I'm keeping 14 of them under LEDs with no trouble except for some of them have moved or bleached due to too much light.
     
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    How are you liking the fixture itself so far?
     
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    Bemi: yes I am aware that LEDs put out more par per wattage vs MH. I don't think my LED setup is comparable to a 250w MH. if anything mine should be around a 70w or 150w MH. then again I'm just guesstimating and could be totally wrong and you could be totally right. Like I said, it's too soon to tell so time will tell if my nems will adjust.

    Jimmy: the fixture itself and performance is flawless and I have no issues so far and still liking it from day one.
     
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    Stick a par meter under that light lets see what its putting out
     
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    Are you comparing to 250w Metal halide from the tanke they were previously in? If so, was the tank as shallow as your current one?
     
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    Bemi: Oceanic 58g RR but the nems were less than 12in under the light in the old basket that I took off at murray's. According to him they were in the basket for a while.

    Shane: i definitely need to do that.
     
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    So far everything is going as planned. First day of introducing the wild pair to the cquest pair. The goal was to have the cquest establish themselves so they can defend themselves yet submit at the same time. Apoun introduction, the wild pair went and submitted both cquest onyx within a few minutes. The smallest cquest submits to larger cquest. Larger cquest submits to wild male, wild male submits to wild female.

    As long as this hiarchy stays, I might get away with it but we'll see. I am hoping the larger cquest doesn't realize he is bigger than the wild male otherwise the two may duke it out for dominant male. Since the female has bonded with the wild male, I hope she gives him a hand in keeping the cquest in check as I want the wild male to stay dominant.

    As of typing right now on my awesome iPhone 3GS, the group are swimming together in harmony. The real test begins once the wild pair is established. This will test the group to see if they will bond or kill each others. Wish me luck! It is bad ass watching all of them school together!!!


    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v390/LVT/?action=view&current=IMG_0523.mp4
     
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    Lol...
     
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    Hehe.......just for the android fan boys....Jk....
     
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    And all hell breaks lose!!! The intro of the female has sparked the smaller cquest and now it's a 3 way rumble. Winner is dominant I guess, first time I've seen the smaller cquest fight this hard. The wild has the upper hand at the moment as the two cquest are slowly running away then returning to fight. If all goes well the two cquest will submit to the wild.

    The female? I was hoping she'd help the male she's bonded with but NOOOO.... she's behaving as expected, watching them fight til 1 wins.

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    Bingo! Royal blues are on, the female is now helping. She is used to sleeping along side the wild male so now she is kicking out the two cquest when they come close. They can't get to the wild male now that she is defending.
     
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    Well I have decided to leave the light on and let then duke it out til 12am. If they can't settle it by then I'll just seperate and won't have a school. Atleast I have an awesome video of then swimming together.
     

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