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  1. Marine Depot
    What Is The Right PAR For Vibrant Coral Coloration and Growth? NEW VIDEO! Reef Aquarium Lighting Guide
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have two of the Chinese LED fixtures. MARS Aqua dimmable lights. I really would like to know how much PAR they are giving my corals at top, middle and bottom of tank but cannot see spending money on buying a PAR meter. Called a couple of LFS and no one would rent them. How do you guys...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Wow two questions in less then 6 hours, y'all are probably annoyed by now. lol So I have my 5 gal sump setup finally! Small area for a refugium, but I will need a light for it. I want to grow Chaeto (thats all I know, taking suggestions too), but I don't want a expensive light. Anyone had any...
  4. Lighting
    My Fluval Edge 12 gallon is almost 15 inches deep. I'm wondering if the Kessil A80 will work well or if I need more power like the A160. Has anyone seen a PAR chart for this light? Or, are there any similarly priced fixtures that would work better?
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone, This is my first post here on TRT. I've been lurking long enough, and I figured it's time for me to contribute something to compensate for all of the knowledge I've acquired from here. I recently purchased the new Apogee SQ-520 par meter that's designed to more accurately read...
  6. Anemones
    Hey guys, So I have this Seabae that I bought thinking he was cool to look at and my nems just love to have some tenticles to swim in. I realised my first mistake after I got it home ... it was bleached white ... It appears to be gaining its colour back slowly so I guess i'm doing all the...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Well I have had my tank up and running for just shy of a year now. When I originally started up I was not to familiar with this LED lighting. I purchased the Fluval Marine and Reef Full Spectrum light. The light does have good coloring but doesn't seem to have the PAR levels required to grow a...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all!!!! Long time no see!!! I haven't had a reef tank since I sold the 180 about 10ish years ago, and I was thinking about setting up a little nano because I really miss it, but in talking with the wife she said that she would rather see me setup the 75 salt than setup a Nano :blob: I'm...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Found this site on the Boston Reefers page. Figured I'd share here. It looks like a fairly decent source. http://www.bluemoonaquatics.com/BMA_PAR_Values.php
  10. The THINK Tank
    Which colors of light found in the PAR spectrum best support zooxanthellae? In what ratios? The purpose of this thread is to host a discussion in which we will share knowledge about zooxanthellae and the conditions best for its growth and development (with an emphasis on PUR). For a...
  11. Reefing Equipment
    hey everyone, needing some advice. just changed my nano reef to an ADA 60p rimless. Love the clean look. at the moment its completely open. it comes with clips so I could put a glass cover which will help with jumpers and evaporation. but i hear that my lighting will be affected? what should...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Is this Lux light meter worth the investment? $80 less 20% today http://www.petsolutions.com/C/Fish-Controllers-Monitors/I/Lux-Light-Meter.aspx I'm curious if there's an equation to convert, or is it a blind thing being totally different and irrelevant to the hobby?
  13. Reefing Equipment
    Hello, I am hoping to turn my regular salt water aquarium into a reef aquarium. My tank is a 46g bow-front. It is approximately 36L x 20H x 13W. I currently have a Marineland "Reef cable" LED System on top but it has come to my attention that it is significantly under powered for most corals...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I would like to start a discussion about which corals need what par. I am about to check my tanks par values with an apogee light meter that MR. Rustl3r let me borrow ( Thank you so much) and would like to know what I should be looking for. I am running 2 ecoxotic 100 watt cannon eliptical...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Its very technical but the results section is a little more straight forward. http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2012/1/corals I was particularly interested to read that more PAR does not necessarily mean more growth.
  16. The THINK Tank
    We all know how corals compete for space and light in the wild, but with limited space in our tanks how can we maximize good space. The way we usually stack rock we create shelves which creates shady spots. How much would an LPS coral suffer if it were to be placed in a shaded area. Do you...
  17. Lighting
    Hey Guys! I'm new so sorry if I'm going to break a rule that I don't know. Anyways could anyone please explain how to determine the LED fixture I need for SPS corals. I've always went with watts/per gallon with other fixtures but now there is this thing called PAR. What does it really mean and...
  18. Lighting
    Generally speaking, if one light setup doesn't have as much par as another setup... would just having it run for a longer time have the same result on corals? For any math people: Does 5 hours of 6 par = 6 hours of 5 par? Thanks guys
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I am going to be buying a new tank soon. I was planning on getting a 125 but the more I look I am leaning toward a nice 210 I found. The issue is that this tank is 30" deep. I currently have 2 Nova Extreme Pro lights that I want to still use. As many of you know I don't like the shimmer of MH...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Anyone ever used a PUR meter or know where to get one?
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