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  1. The THINK Tank
    For the sake of observance, not debate, what have you seen in your tank? (these are along the thoughts I would love to see investigated further; albeit in our tanks vs the ocean; http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2013/12/lighting?utm_source=nivoslider&utm_medium=slider&utm_campaign=clickthru)...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have been in the reef tank biz for over a year now, and am currently running a 55 gal deep tank with MH bulbs and it is doing great things for both SPS and LPS corals. I am running a 10 gal reef with off brand LED's I aquired from the Military that have high output, also great results...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    It's time for me to change out my bulbs and I want to go for a bluer look but not to much so I was thinking about going with ATI using 3 aquablue specials and 3 true actinics do ya think that wold be to blue? Also is there any reason why I should or shouldn't use I purple plus in there, I wish I...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    If you wanted to be under say $300 what LEDs would you buy for a 65g tank? Dimensions are 36w -18deep and 23tall
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I'm building a better hood for my tank and was wondering, would it make a difference if the lights were moved a half inch further or closer? since I have the opportunity I was wondering if I should move my lights closer to the water surface or further, right now the lights are sitting 7 1/2...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I have a question as to how strong my lighting would have to be to grow certain corals. To be honest I am not planning on actually doing it but I was curious as to how much light I would need in my tank. At the moment my tank is a Fish and Live Rock aquarium. The It is a 15-gallon...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I was wondering how many LED's would I want to use? I have a 100 gallon thats 24 inches deep, also are LED's usually supplemented with some MH's or T5HO's, I heard something about LED's drowning out the T5's, are LED's really good for the growth of all types of corals? I like my T5's but all the...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    So now that I got my new lights running what should I expect? I dont have any coral in there, but will I see any coralline die off maybe some type of algea start growing other than the diatoms I usually see? I went from two PC Flourescents that ended up being like 96 watts it had one 10000K and...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    hello i have 40g bowfront, 36in length, and about 20 in deep i have a 36in coralife power flourescent compact light with 2x96 watt bulbs one a 10000k daylight and a blue atintic so almost 5 watts per gallon. i would like to keep a bta in my tank would that be enough light.
  10. Old 50 Gallon Reef Tank

    Old 50 Gallon Reef Tank
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    Old 50 Gallon Reef Tank
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    Old 50 Gallon Reef Tank
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    Old 50 Gallon Reef Tank
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys... I have a 30" Current light with 65w 6,700k & 10,000k daylight and one 65w 420 nm & 460nm light bulbs in it (these are dual loresan lights). It sits on my 30 gallon reef tank. I would like to know how often should i change the bulbs. I just replaced them Monday, and on the package it...
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