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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have a T5 lighting structure. 1 blue 1 white. I was curious what each lighting is for specifically? Also I want to know if it is okay to leave the blue light on at night as a nightlight? Would that be bad for the fish and corals?
  2. Lighting
    I'm new and have been reading and going to lfs for info. I just upgraded my lights to 1xT5 39w 6700 and 1xT5 39w actinic. I also have the cheap lamp for the 30gal and the lfs said I could use a 20 T8 Actinic in that and have it turn on first, then the other lights, then leave on after. To...
  3. Lighting
    I'm about due to replace my lights I have a 30 gal and am using 2 96w Power compacts. I run 1 10'000k and one Actinic .My question is about tha Actinic bulb I see 420nm, 460nm and a duel 420nm/460nm is there any benefit to one or the other or is it just looks I was leaning toward the duel...
  4. Lighting
    Hey everyone, So I was getting little growth in my 50 gallon reef. I had a prizm protein skimmer, phosban reactor, and a typical canister filter Eheim. Everything was fine and I've even had specialists over to take samples...They say people would die for my water quality. So what the hell is...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    36wx4 $179 or 96wx 2 $79, While the t5s will be brighter even at the lowerr wattage (with proper reflector), is it worth paying twice as much? I ran PCs before on small tanks with good results 5 years ago when t5 HOs were virtually unheard of. Now I come back to the hobby and all I here is pc...
  6. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    http://www.aquariumdirect.com/productlinks/ledlightingproducts.html has anyone seen these? What, as a community, do you think of it?
  7. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I have two different colors of Sinularia flexibis. One is Tan, and the other green, which looks really cool under Actinic lighting. I got them a while back in a trade. They are getting a little big for my tank setup, and there are a couple other things that i need more, so i am having to let...
  8. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    Hey does anyone have a frag ready of chris b small green birdsnest? also I think it was Matt did you make a pole for catching a fish in your tank. Do you have any info on that? I need to get a coral beauty out of mine.:fish:
  9. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    http://www.exoticreefs.us/er_orig/repository/tubs/tubs_starbright.html this was the acro im hunting. no longer available through tubs im afraid, but it exists somewhere, out there, in the starbright universe. and i will get it some how some way. heres another, not a "have to have" like the...
  10. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    can someone explain to me what actinic light does or does it do anything other than light up the tank. How do i get the neon colors in my tank pop are there different moon lights that do that or are there different actinic lights that do that??? I know this may seem dumb but i really do not...
  11. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    I will be bringing a handful of frags with me but if there is anyone else who would specifically like to trade some of the more rare corals feel free to pm, I want to bring some but I don't want to bring so many to where some get passed out and get just xenia or something in return...I plan on...
  12. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I am posting this for someone i work with, they do not have an TRT account, but his contact information is located at the bottom. He wants $450. -46 Gal Bowfront Fish Tank (bought less than 6mts ago) -Matching Stand (bought w/ tank at Petsmart) -About 100 lbs of Live Rock (a good bit is fiji...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Just got a Canon A650IS 12 MP :nuts: camera from www.buydig.com Here are the first shots (6 out of 7) with the camera right out of the box, and no after effects under actinic lighting. Finally it looks like what I see!!! :thumbup: Just did some algae scraping, buffed the outside of the tank, and...
  14. NFMAS Member Tanks
    Ok, so I have decided to do a build post. I plan to keep softies in this tank, and the LR I got has some beautiful mushrooms and kenya trees. Here is what I have: Equipment: - 20g Long tank - 25lb Caribsea Caribbean LS - ~25lb Beautiful LR (from Jojon60) - Orbit 65W Dual Actinic lighting -...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I read for some corals you need 5-7 per gallon on the average 3-5 is best... then I look at lighting fixture prices and fall out of my chair. I am wondering though can I get away with standard lighting and perhaps one or two 250 watt metal halides in certain areas of my tank where the rock is...
  16. Nano Reefs
    Ok, I am starting my 20L nano, and have come up with some fish that I think will work well. Anyone know if this will be ok, or will I run into potential problems? I want all the research done before I put in water... Fish list: Mated pair false percs Tail spot blenny Royal Gramma Sixline...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Just for the fun of it I have decided to buy some of the LED light strips listed here-http://www.current-usa.com/powerbrite.html. I plan on removing half of my lighting from my 46 gallon bowfront and adding these lights one at a time to see what kind of an effect they will have on my tank. I...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hello All, I have my daylight set to 8 hours a day, is this enough? Not enough? Here's what I have got for lighting: 2 x 55 watt T5 power compacts (1 watt-liter/4 watt-gallon) 10,000K/Actinic lighting Electronic ballast...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I'm new to the forum and am looking for advice. I've had a 110 reef tank for 6 years and would like to add some corals. Looking for advice on some easy to start with corals. I purchased a rock loaded with mushrooms and some zoas which are doing well. Any further suggestions would be appreciated.
  20. Lighting
    Hi everyone, I have some questions on lighting as I have heard so many different "opinions" that I am once again confused. So here we go... Questions: 1. When using metal halide lighing, does using a 14K or higher bulb take away the need for simultaniously running actinic lighting? I have...
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