Wandering GBTA

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  1. patchin

    patchin Facilities / Event Coordinator

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    I got a GBTA from ROC 2-3 yrs ago and it has always stayed put in the same spot. Always seemed happy there. over the weekend we went to the WCR swap/bbQ and purchase an Iwasaki 15k 175 bulb that replaced an older Phoenix, I think, bulb. So the par should be higher. I raised the fixture up about 3 inches to compensate some for the extra par. My RBTA shortly started wandering to the outside walls and up towards the top. Kinda scary cause it was getting close to a powerhead. It's still up in a corner. The lighting is a 175 MH plus a little pc supplementation on a standard 50 ga tank.

    there seems to be a correlation between the bulb change and the wandering, although I'm surprised by it. Opinions? Other conditions haven't changed.
     
  2. A_Lee

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    Changing bulbs/lights can very well make BTA's wander around IME.
     
  3. BigMac

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    Check out this thread if you run power heads and keep BTA.

    http://www.bareefers.org/home/node/12485

    sleep good at night.. or make chum, your choice ;)
     

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