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Old 01-02-2013, 11:44 AM   #11
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Ok. Thank you for your help! Seems like I'm only going to be able to put soft and Lps in my tank unless I spend some money on lights first
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:08 PM   #12
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I was actually looking on the ecoxotic website andfound these pics. It also says for a 125 gallon tank I need two 36" strips. My tank is a 75 gallon and I have two strips. It also says that for sps or clams to add an extra strip. So make me think. I might give it a try with one like you said.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:04 AM   #13
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the main concern is still at the 1W per LED. It has a huge PAR/PUR drop after 20".Even on the graph says 20-80 PAR at 16 to 24" deep. If you want to keep SPS/Clam/Anemone. The par require to have at least 250 to 500. With that calculation, you will need at least 4 to 5 of them to even make this possible. Not to mention if your tank is 24", even with 5 of the fixtures you only have around 100 PAR.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:17 AM   #14
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Ok. Thanks for the input. I don't think ill be putting any sps or anemones but I do want to try some Lps. Like button coral, candy cane or brain. So far I have green star polyps, leather toad and some mushrooms and zoas and they are doing pretty good.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:20 AM   #15
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yup soft coral are fine for sure, LPS need to place rather closer to the top of the tank. I just feel in most cases it would cost way too much to get 1w LED fixture for the price that Ecoxotic selling their strips. The cost of few of this strips is enough to buy a AI Sol.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:27 AM   #16
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I know. I'm new to this I've only had the tank for a year and I got the LEDs as a present. Ill probably just stick to softies and next year or two I'm gonna do an upgrade I want a 180 to 300 gallon tank.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:41 AM   #17
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Duncans are another coral that would work under that light and they grow so fast. A 300 gallon reef would be epic!
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:57 AM   #18
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A friend got a 450 gallon one so I'm trying to convince my wife for a bigger one. Lol
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:11 AM   #19
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Beautiful setup! Envy your friend
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:31 PM   #20
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Corals

Your corals look great! Jealous cant wait to start mine. Your friends setup looks beautiful as well
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