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    Will it blend... I mean bleach?

    Oh so helpful people of AC.ca

    Moving to a new tank and am worried about my live rock...
    Going from a 55 gallon shallow tank, 18 inches high with bleak old 6x24 inch white/antinics to a 56 gallon deep tank, 25 inches high with 2x150 watt @ 20000k MH... got about 60 pounds of lr to move, good n purple... how will they hold up under new lights, tanking in account of deeper depth?

    Old and busted vs new and hotness... will it bleach?

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    it may very well bleach, die off and/or another different coralline color may form. In my tank, depending on where the coralline is, I have greenish, orange, red and purple. odds are you will loose some.. which is fine. Coraline is known to die off as well with no particular reasons in small patches and regrow back soon after.

    Your tank will also go through another cycle.. so those spikes may affect the live stock.. monitor closely..
    if you can, keep your livestock in the old system til your new setup has cycled.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Thx for the reply!
    Any advice? reduce lighting regieme?

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    you can reduce the lighting. but the shock may still kill it. either way.. more will grow back in time...

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Reynolds View Post
    Thx for the reply!
    Any advice? reduce lighting regieme?

    i agree with liv, you don't need to reduce the lighting, it will start to grow again. the best thing you can do is limit the amount of time the LR is out of water, the rest will take care of itself.
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