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  1. Lighting
    So I'm working on upgrading my system for corals. Right now, I've got a couple clownfish, three damsels, a few hermits and an emerald crab. Mainly I'm worried about lighting. As of right now, I've got a T8 fluorescent light. I've got a Freshwater LED Plus Pro in my closet I want to hook up just...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hows it going TRT'ers, I was curious what the advantages/disadvantages and benefits/consequences of running and fish and coral tank solely on blue and actinic lighting... The only thing i can think of is that without white light there may be a negative impact on algal growth, but other than...
  3. Lighting
    Hi, guys ~ a couple of years ago I downloaded a research paper on light/spectrum in the ocean. It had very usefull graphs and focussed a lot on UV light (showing that at depths of between 5 meters and 30 meters almost half of the light measured is UV). It was one of the subscription research...
  4. Reefing Equipment
    I m New to salt water aquariums. I was told I need to spend $250 on lights if I wanted coral. I found these on eBay. I was just wondering if they will work. I have a 45gal corner tank
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I am just getting my new reef tank up and running. Its a 75gal and I would like it to be full of corals and nice and colorful. What kind of lights should I use? Should I do t5s or LEDS. Any help would be great :)
  6. Lighting
    I am currently in the process of adding corals to my 75G tank. I have researched many lighting options but still haven't exactly found an exact answer. I want to keep soft corals and currently have a small frag of zoas near the top of the tank. Any opinions on proper lighting? I have found...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I am new to this forum, so forgive me if I leave out any needed information regarding my tank specs etc... I have recently began looking into different options and ideas to bring out the coral color, growth, and overall health of my 55 gallon reef tank. This is my first reef tank, and it is...
  8. Lighting
    Hey guys, Just set up a new 30 gallon tank, got the live sand, the heater and a great (slightly over-kill) filter for a good deal. Anyway, I was at my LFS and I was talking to the guy about all the things I wanted to put in my tank and if they would be ok. However, after I asked him to show me...
  9. "Soft" corals
    So, I'm fairly new to the aquaria life, but my cousin is really big into it, and being handicapped I'm usually helping him out with this, that or the other, but he's slow about getting his stocked up, and I've got a 10g that I've decided to put a mantis shrimp in, probably peacock. Was hesitant...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 75 gallon that I have corals, fish and liverock in. Currently I have power compacts on it. I am running a total of 6 65w bulbs. 2 10k white, 2 50/50 and 2 actinic. I then have a stip of moonlights. I really love the way the tank looks with this combination. I am looking to upgrade...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    This is a prep question to a bigger one I will ask a little later. I think I kinda know the answer to this but I want your advice before I go messing with lighting. I have a 46 gallon tank with a dual 250 watt halide setup (2 T5HO on 12 hrs but halides only on 4 1/2 hrs a day). Obviously this...
  12. Lighting
    Hey reefers I'm 4 months new to the hobby and have enjoyed every bit so far. I am running a 48" Sunleaves Pioneer 6 bulb T5 HO fixture over my 135g reef tank (20" deep). I have been trying different combos of bulbs to find the best color to growth ratio possible. The fixture I'm using is one...
  13. Lighting
    I hae two true atinic flourescent bulbs and two 175 watt/ 14,000k MH bulbs. Can anyone suggest the best on/off cycle for corals? I used to have corals and lost them in a power outage. I have been fish only for about a year, but am ready to start adding corals again.
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