New Light Acclimation Help Needed

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    JAnderson1

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    Hello All,

    I recently bought a couple of new Kessil A360WE lights and the spectral controller. The local reef store only had one gooseneck so they are shipping the other to me either Wednesday or Thursday. I needed some help setting up the acclimation mode.

    I don't want to fry my corals granted I dont have many:
    Green star polyp
    Pulsing Xenia
    Duncan Frag
    Torch Frag
    And Zoa Frag

    Can anyone recommend a proper acclimation length, brightness, and intensity for introducing my new light to my system? As far as fish are concerned I have 2 clowns, 1 bangaii cardinal, and coral Beauty.

    Any help/guidance would be appreciated thanks.

    Justin
     
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    With the corals you have, you don't need anything over 60%.
    I would start there and increase if needed. I run 95% and am sps dominant and a ft bigger tank.
    I started at 70 and increased 5% per week until 90%. I went up 1% per week after that.

    Color can be anything you want, coraline algae grows better under slight blue vs more white. I can't explain since kessil says it doesn't matter but that is my result. Good luck!
     
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    Thanks for taking the time to respond I appreciate it
     
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