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Old 05-10-2011, 06:41 PM   #11
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i like the aquascaping you did
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:08 PM   #12
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Softies are really easy...I had my Sarcothelia Edmondsoni survive a cycle completely intact. You just need to make sure you have at least 2 watts per gallon in hopefully the 10k+ range for them to be happy.
Watts-per-gallon is a relatively useless rule now with advances in lighting. Factors such as PAR, intensity, reflector type, and overall depth penetration are far more important. An example is that 150w of Metal Halide is better than 150w of PC.
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Would too much light be detrimental to some corals? Or is it just better for all? I don't plan on putting anything I want to keep in until I'm sure my tank has cycled.. Any stocking/rockscape advice??
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Light that is too intense could cause bleaching issues. I suggest that you simply look into softies first since they are the hardiest IME, and zoas act as sort of an alarm because they will close up when something with the water isn't right. Rockscape....stick rock directly on the glass to help avoid any slippage if something decides it wants to burrow under the sand/rock.
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Ok all, my water parameters have zero-ed out.. Where do I go from here??
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Did you add a legitimate ammonia source, or did you just stuff the rock in and go from there? Die off from the rock is usually not enough to cycle a tank, and with just two weeks under your belt, I'm rather doubtful that you are completely cycled.
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Well here's how it went-- I originally had the chromis in there, then a friend who keeps a pretty nice reef told me to throw a raw shrimp in, and I did.. We go to the same LFS and when I told my guys up there about it they told me to take it out.. So I did.. Lol this was a week ago and now everything is 0s
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30in 2Bulbs fixtures

^ That's a great fixture to start with

Look for soft corals like polyps and certain leathers, and mushrooms as well and LPS for the fixture I suggested. For now I wouldn't add anything
Dream I'm thinking about doing the quad got any other good lighting sites to research?
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Good sites to research or look at fixtures?
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