best lighting for this coral

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  1. 4age

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    Hi guys

    I have this lps in my tank for last month..its currently on the substrate and is doing ok..but wondering if it will need more light..tank is running two led units and waterlevel is about 48cm high

    anyone keeping one of these?

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    How many leds (what wattage?)
    Looks like a worm brain coral (Platygyra coral).
    I also have one, & it doesn't like too much light, but other than that, its a very hardy coral which you can place almost anywhere in the tank.

    It might be better to place it against some liverock as it likes to encrust over liverock.
     
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    running two intellisun units..i think you also have those. how you finding them so far? I will try to move the brain aroung so that it sits lower on the rocks, as I definitely wont mind it encrusting onto my rock work (aka frags;))
     
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    hi ... most LPS corals are not big fans if strong light so bottom placement is definitely OK with them... the brain coral do great on the sand
     
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    The Intellisuns are amazing units! Just be careful as they can be TOO bright sometimes. Rather run them on lower output & increase over time!

    As for the location... They do great on sand as well, but ive just found they would grow out quicker where it touches rock. Where it touches sand, it tends to "grow bulky" & doesn't grow outwards.
     
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    Nice coral BTW!
     
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    @Visser..what percentages are you running the lighst at the highest point in your lighting schedule?

    I normally acclimatise all corals from substrate up
     
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    55% on all channels.
    300 above water level with 350 deep water
    Mostly sps & some lps.

    Sps at 100-150 water depth & LPS at 250-300 deep.

    (PS, i'm not using the intellisun ATM as i'm running only "skeleton staff" tanks until January when I start up my new systems)
     
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