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Old 06-18-2013, 07:39 PM   #21
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Do most of you use LED lights and is there a reason?
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:17 PM   #22
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Here is a pic of my 5.5g Fluval Spec V

I have the Marineland reef capable led lights (wouldn't recommend). I removed all the stock filtration except part of the sponge and run purigen/carbon when I feel its needed. Other than that the filtration is all biological; live rock, sand bed, chaeto, caulerpa. And of course bi-weeklyish water changes. Also added another powerhead for more circulation.
Not to hijack the thread, but when my wife saw this, she wants me to transition my oldest daughter's spec v to reef
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:01 PM   #23
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Leds have highout put compared to low watt usage. There cheeper
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The bulbs also last a really long time and will cause fewer heat issues which could be a problem in a small tank.
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:12 AM   #25
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Ok thanks. I like the looks of LEDs I just wanted to make sure it would be a good choice
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:58 AM   #26
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A 5 gal reef tank is really a big challenge specially for a first timer. I hope you don't include fish in your stocking cause it will only mess up your water parameter.
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:50 AM   #27
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I don't plan on adding fish. I want to work with corals then get a bigger tank for fish.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:18 AM   #28
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One other reason to like LEDs compared to fluorescent lights that hasn't been mentioned is that it creates a nice shimmering effect with the rippling surface water.
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