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  1. General classifieds
    Had plans for a BIG coral display, but the wife got pregnant and shut it down. My office is now a baby nursery. Brand new. Two (2) available. Comes with everything you need except the electrical wire. Never been wired, never been fired. These ballasts will perfectly fire high-intensity...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    So I recently got a whole new set up from a LFS, 120 gallon tank (48x24x24) with a 40 gallon sump. The setup came with a T5 light fixture, 4 bulbs. He said they were newer bulbs designed for corals im not sure the specifics though. Anyway I want to upgrade to LEDs since I like the finer control...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everybody! I'm new and have a question to ask. So, I've had fresh water tank s my whole life and recently decided i wanted to try saltwater. I have and unused fish tank right now and it has a white LED light built in i was wondering if this would work for a reef aquarium with corals. thanks!
  4. Marine Depot
    What Is The Right PAR For Vibrant Coral Coloration and Growth? NEW VIDEO! Reef Aquarium Lighting Guide
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi All So my tank is a few years old now but the rockwork is new (3 months, using marcos dry rock). I understand coraline takes a while to grow and new rock need to go thru the different stages but even in my old rocks took forever to turn a little bit purple. Right now these rocks are covered...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 6 foot long an 29 high by 24 deep 220 gall tank..I bought a light about 2 months ago from an auction on ebay..I got a maxspect razor 320 watt..not the latest model but within 2 years or so..it has 15k. I have a few corals and adding more here and there..dont plan on to many sps..mostly...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, I posted this about 8 months ago... https://www.thereeftank.com/forums/f6/led-lights-for-40b-fowlr-279337.html ...and wound up getting what looks like an earlier version of this: https://www.amazon.com/Current-USA-Marine-Aquarium-48-Inch/dp/B00GFTQDQK - actually, that's the exact...
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    Hi everyone - first post on this new account. I was a member on username "Oceanlab" many years ago, but unfortunately forgot my password and the account is linked to an expired email account. It's great to see a lot of familiar names after so many years. Anyway, long story short is that...
  9. Lighting
    I'm planning on starting up a 10g Nano reef, with softies and lps. I still have an old Current Orbit Marine LED 24-36". Should i just keep this? my only concern is A; its a little bit too big for a 10g and would have a 2" overhang on each side and B: is it strong enough for easy to keep lps...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I'm just wondering if this is enough light. I have some Zoas, Mushrooms, and some soft corals. They seem to be growing (Larger) but not spreading. This is a 90g 48" wide 24" deep tank.
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I have several questions I could not find definite answers to online about my new long tentacle anemone. Tank info: I have had my nano reef tank of 30 gallons for 7 months, my levels have remained fairly constant (always in normal ranges) since cycling my tank. Today's readings are Ammonia...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    So, let's talk about t5s. I have a 75g reef tank and I would like to upgrade my current orbit lighting to something better. I cant afford to do echotech radions, and I wasn't to happy with the other leds on the market, so I decided to go with the next best option... T5s. I have an sps and lps...
  13. Lighting
    Hello, I'm hoping to get some suggestions or recommendations as to what type of lamps to run in my Aquaticlife T5HO Fixture. I have always replaced with Aquaticlife bulbs but they seem to be harder to find including direct. They could be phasing them out maybe? My other options are below. I...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hi I have 75ish gallon tank it is 36in wide, 16in deep, and 18in tall. I would like to upgrade my lighting to a better light. I went to my lfs and got myself an octo frogspawn, It had extrem coloration at the store. After aclimating it to my tank It looks duller in color. This same thing has...
  15. New Member Introductions
    Hi, everybody! My wife and I are finally making the jump to a saltwater tank with the hope of going straight to reef but we may start with FOWLR and then transition into reef. We have had freshwater tanks for about 10 years and have been doing quite a bit of reading on setting up and maintaining...
  16. Lighting
    I had a crazy idea to build a lighting system in a hood covering a 240g aquarium(72"lx24"dx31"h). I recently purchased new led headlights for my car that are rated at 6500K and 8000 lumens. I was thinking of putting 3 to 4 of these over the tank with a mylar reflector. any thoughts?
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, Quick question. I have a mixed reef 40gal Breeder with 2 Kessil A160E lights on goosenecks with 90 degree elbows over my tank. I DO NOT have a kessil controller. I've had these running on this tank since upgrading from my 20gal long a little over a year ago. I used to use a Chinese...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Have 75 gal. 20+ year old salt tank. Have about a 2 year old T8 fixture with 4 bulbs and some blue leds. Lighting doesn't support corals. Do I need to invest in a new T5 fixture or will new T8 bulbs help?
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Greetings and salutations all, I'm hoping for some yea or neh feedback on stocking and lighting. I'm a few months off (gotta leave Afghanistan first) so I have time for reflection. I started building a plywood tank (beautiful if I may say), but I didn't quite get finished. It is 36X36X22. I...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Any suggestions on a good led light for a 36" long (50 gallon) aquarium. Want to do coral, live rock and fish. I purchased the 36" CURRENT USA ORBIT MARINE AQUARIUM LED LIGHT for $140, will this be sufficient for what I want to do? Seeing mixed reviews. Would prefer a strip light. Don't want to...
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