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Old 04-15-2013, 01:58 AM   #11
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^ Par38 for sure. Convict pointed them out to me and they work great! I have a 5 gallon and my coral are doing wonderful 1 should do for a 10 gallon with 90 degree lenses.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:14 AM   #12
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Do I need filtration on a straight frag tank with no fish or live things?
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:25 AM   #13
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Do I need filtration on a straight frag tank with no fish or live things?
Yes you do... Most still treat it as an aquarium
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:30 AM   #14
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Is it more beneificail to have your reef tank airated?
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Is it more beneificail to have your reef tank airated?
Well fish need oxygen in the water... Usually contact with the water on the display and the skimmer is enough but a bubbler can help too. Fish and coral get more stressed in a low oxygen environment
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:43 AM   #16
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Good bacteria also needs oxygen. Aeration or surface agitation of tank even without fish is a good thing.
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:04 PM   #17
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Alright I just picked up a par38 natural day light bulb an built my first rack. What are some good sps corals for a beginner like me?
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:04 PM   #18
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That par38 will not work for anything but soft corals. Maybe. They have to low of a wattage, Kelvin rating, and PUR( not PAR as PAR reallly is irrelevant). They also have no color spectrum to them. I would return it and look into the reefbreeders.com full spectrum par38. They also sell a gooseneck fixture which works great.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:40 PM   #19
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Dang what other ways is there do light sps corals
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:07 PM   #20
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T5 works for some corals fine, metal halide is the grand daddy of lights to grow coral, but they are too hot. Modern LED panels are a good compromise. To grow your hard corals you should use about 3-4 watt per gallon.
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