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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I’m looking for lighting for my 100 gallon reef tank need recommendation I have these 2 options that I’ve been looking at. I would be getting two of them for lighting please let me know if I’m looking in the right ballpark VIPARSPECTRA Timer Control 165W LED Aquarium Light Dimmable Full...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have stumbled upon an L.A article (http://www.drsfostersmith.com/pic/article.cfm?aid=553&cmpid=SOC-_-FBO-_-LA-Nocturnal-Aquarium-Lights_05272017&__prclt=5sMOuWXl) on reef lighting. They recommended 12 hours of blue spectrum and 12 hours of white lite. I was curious what other people's reef...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi. I would like to start my reef tank with soft, mushroom, and polyps coral. Can I get these types of coral in the same tank. What type of lighting will I need? Do you have to add any other "additives" to the water to support coral? Ex: Copepods, Dosing phytoplankton.
  4. General Reef Discussion
    So i have a dilemma I'm getting a new tank with a hood that has a lighting fixture inside that won't support a reef. I am aiming for a lps dominent reef tank. I also need to keep the hood as going to have a flasher wrasse and a watchman goby. Does anyone have any idea how i could incorporate...
  5. Lighting
    Hello All, I just upgraded my Tank and want to be able to do a complete reef with limited or no restrictions on corals. I have 2x2bulb t5HO systems. In those I have 2x10000k and 2xAcitinic in each Do I need more light? How long should I run each pair? Should I swap it to 1x10k and 1xAcitinic in...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I have been a thereeftank.com member since 2006 but I lost my login credentials, so I started a new account. This thread is not meant to slam Echotech, but is intended to educate consumers. I purchased the xr15w pro roughly 3 months ago and the cooling fan never worked from...
  7. Lighting
    Captive Reef Series 180W Programmable Reef Light from ReefCorner? reefcorner.com I'm thinking of replacing my AquaticLife 4bulb T5 with moon lights with that. Does anyone have any other suggestions for a mixed tank 90Gal 48"x18"x24"? I briefly looked at Orphek Atlantics, I really like but the...
  8. Lighting
    I have a 20 gal system that is running an odyssea 4 t5 light. I need to buy new bulbs for it but I'm thinking about getting less instead. I plan on upgrading to a 100-120 gallon tank within the year. I was wondering if It would be possible to get a light for the 20 that would eventually be able...
  9. General classifieds
    Selling 2 reef led fixtures 216 watts 72 x 3w each I am selling 2 36" led lighting fixtures, I ordered these from a company that specializes in aquarium fixtures. These lights each have 72 3w leds with 90* optics These are still under a three year warrantee and are fully controllable. There is...
  10. Lighting
    Hello fellow fish fanatics! I recently upgraded my 45 gal bow front to a 125 gal. I had a really nice lighting fixture for my 45 (metal halide with led soft lights). First, I'd like to know - Metal Halide, LED or other? I really like the radion fixtures, but not their price. There's also a...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys kinda new here but here goes, I recently took down my 40 breeder reef and have everything living in my 20 gallon quarentine tank temporarily. I was really wanting to go smaller much smaller from like 6-20 gallons with no sump and as little equipment showing as possible so a nano cube or...
  12. Lighting
    Looking for an affordable LED Full spectrum lighting for a 29 gallon reef aquarium. Would this lighting fixture be able to support SPS corals and anemones...
  13. Lighting
    I have the opportunity to buy a used functioning Odyssea 4x t5ho light for $150 to use on my 40g breeder. Is there any type of coral that wouldn't receive enough light from this fixture? Is this even worth the price? My other option is to make my own cree LED light fixture, but if I can save...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, so I need to buy a new light only have a t8 at the moment which strangely my hammer coral seems to be thriving under, but I plan on getting many more corals so I have decided on upgrading to t5's. As I am a student and this hobby has pretty much made me broke I'm looking for some cheap...
  15. Lighting
    Hi, I have a 120 gallon saltwater tank. 60x24x18. I have an over flow box, with a wet/dry sump. Bought a protein skimmer today. Tank has been running for 2years now. I am in the process of making this a reef tank. I want LPS,SPS, and clams. I need a good light system. I have decided on a T5 Ho...
  16. Large Systems
    My tank is 6 feet wide and 36" deep. I'm looking for a Led lighting system. I have found some fixtures on Ebay that say they are 50 watts and 10,000K for $99.00 What I would like to know is if anyone knows how to tell how deep the light will shine and if it will burn my softies like Kenya trees...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hello TRT, and thank you in advance. I have been in the running my 44G Pentagon corner tank for roughly 4 weeks now. It is ending its Cycle, and have added CUC. Not rushing to add Corals or fish yet, and will not until I decided and purchase a light fixture. I have determined I will go with...
  18. Lighting
    I am looking into reef lighting for a 30 gallon cube tank. Referring to the Lighting Guide on Marine and Reef, I can use two Marineland Reef Capable LEDs for soft corals and LPS corals. Remember, two or them, not one. Price-wise, right now I can get two units shipped for under $320, which seems...
  19. Reefing Equipment
    Ok so I'm confused on a few things here... I've asked around and gotten so many different answers and ideas. I have a 55 gallon tank the tank came with a 75 gallon quite flow filter, witch I love. The pet store people said I need double 55 gallon filtration. So I went and bought another quite...
  20. Reefing Equipment
    So I am not the best when it comes to lighting. I am in the Alpha stages of planning my 40 gallon mixed reef, and need some help. I was looking at this one but I'm just not sure if this will cut it. I will be keeping 1-3 anemones as well as some mushrooms, LPS Hards, and polyps. Obviously I...
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