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Hi everyone -

Was hoping to get recommendations on temporary lighting while I take several months to cycle new cured dry rock in my new 180.

  • I am most likely going to get LED's when I am ready to add fish (will be FOWLR for a year, then will go full reef)
  • How much light does my dry rock need as it cycles to become live?
  • Is there a type of light that will work and will also compliment my LED's when I get those later on?
  • What makes for a very easy installation if I remove it for LED's later
As always appreciate your comments, opinions.

-D
 

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great- thanks for the info - didn't think about the competing with algea
 

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Keep us posted on your progess... You might not think it's much to show as of yet but how about some pics of your setup?

As far as your lights go for the initial setup of fish only you don't need much. Maybe just 2 6 foot T5 bulbs will suffice. I wouldn't spend a lot of money if you plan on upgrading to LED's later on. Basically you just need enough light to see your critters moving around. I liked my TEK T-5 Retrofit kit. Was easy to install and easy to modify/move if needed.
Here is what I used to have and loved it.

http://www.aquacave.com/60-TEK-2-T5-Retro-Kit-2-x-80W-lamps-by-Sunlight-Supply-P2105.aspx

Hope this helps.
 
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