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Old 08-30-2015, 04:39 PM   #21
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These lights are the bomb. They will grow almost anything http://m.ebay.com/itm/165W-LED-Aquar...350?nav=SEARCH
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:32 PM   #22
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Those leds are for looks only. I'd recommend upgrading the lighting to something stronger prior to getting a nem. There are some cheap led panels that will grow anything on eBay


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Ya I use those ebay LEDs on my reef right now and they do great. For this tank, as it's just temporary for a year or so I'd rather just leave it as is. Those strips are the panoramas I found which I used on my reef several years ago and grew sps high up pretty well.. I would think those combined with the CFLs would be enough for a nem towards the top of the tank since they were able to keep sps for several years. Just my 2 cents but if you all don't think it would be enough I'll most likely wait it out until I move the clown to a 30 or 40

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Old 09-22-2015, 06:03 PM   #23
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So long overdue update.. everything was going smooth until I realized some spots on the clown once she settled in to the tank. Wasn't sure so I let it go for a while as it looked to have gone away but about a week ago I saw a few other spots which I thought was ich but after looking closer, is definitely brooklynella. Currently treating in qt with rid ich since it contains formalin. Besides this bump in the road things are doing just fine. The clown never lost a step and still eats like crazy. Also soaking all food in zoe overnight as I figured it could only help. Fingers crossed things stay on track. Also if you guys have any suggestions for treatment please let me know.

On an unrelated note I have a few questions regarding lighting for the cube. As I said before I would really only like to remove the hood as a last resort but I do want to upgrade the lighting to some LEDS as I really hate these CFLs. Did some looking around online and came across what seems to be a 'nano' version of those Chinese LEDs as it totals 60w as opposed to the 120w Chinese fixture I have on my reef. Looking over the measurements of the leds and and hood, once gutted the leds should be able to be rigged up in it just fine as the hood already has fan holes. So question is, would this be enough to support a couple BTAS and some flower nems in the 12g cube? Seems like it should but wanted to hear a couple others thoughts before pulling the trigger

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Old 09-22-2015, 06:07 PM   #24
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Here is the link the fixture:

http://m.ebay.com/itm/20x3W-LED-Aqua...432?nav=SEARCH

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Old 09-22-2015, 06:49 PM   #25
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Just snag the xr15 pro since it dropped in price. I no the price point between what your looking at is much more but I have a xr15 pro on my 29 bio cube and am really impressed with everything


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Old 09-23-2015, 09:11 AM   #26
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Just snag the xr15 pro since it dropped in price. I no the price point between what your looking at is much more but I have a xr15 pro on my 29 bio cube and am really impressed with everything


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Wish I could but just isn't in the cards with price at this point. Always very impressed with those lights. Hopefully someday I'll be able to give them a try but for now gotta stick to the cheaper ones..

If nobody thinks otherwise I think I'm gonna go ahead and order that 'nano' Chinese LED

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Old 09-24-2015, 10:31 AM   #27
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Wish I could but just isn't in the cards with price at this point. Always very impressed with those lights. Hopefully someday I'll be able to give them a try but for now gotta stick to the cheaper ones..

If nobody thinks otherwise I think I'm gonna go ahead and order that 'nano' Chinese LED

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Has anyone come across this nano chinese fixture, or something similar, with just blue/white led's? I'm ok with giving the full spectrum a try but I guess I would prefer to stick with just blue/white

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Old 09-29-2015, 12:06 AM   #28
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Well couldn't find a small led unit with just the blue/white so I went ahead and got the full spectrum unit. Pretty excited to get it rigged up. Everything about these CFLs is just frustrating

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Old 10-05-2015, 06:54 PM   #29
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So light should be here tomorrow. Hopefully I'll have the time and and equipment to get it rigged up properly. On a side note I added a couple blue knuckle hermits last night. I know they don't do great shipping and don't have the best survival rates in general but I figured I'd try em out since we got some at the LFS I work at. One didn't even make it home it looked but the other seems to be doing good. Climbing all over the rock work looking for food so hopefully he can stand the test of time.

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Old 10-06-2015, 06:25 PM   #30
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Got the light today like expected.. now just to get this guy rigged up. Might have to go topless it seems. Haha I kinda forgot to account for the added height from the dimmer knobs but I'm still happy I went with the nano unit instead of the 120w from a size standpoint
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