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Old 11-05-2011, 08:05 PM   #1
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marineland led reef capable

A little while ago i made a more"economical" and less knowledgeable purchase of the marine led reef capable light. Like many of us before we do extreme research we see reef capable and think bingo that made it easy. So i have had a failure with a pretty nice Sps even though i kept within the recommended level for maximum PAR and maintained perfect water parameters. Even though marineland says it will grow SPS it will not( as some of you know) My question is : I am stuck with my purchase for now and it was a large one for me but what can i grow using this light? I know soft corals but which ones. I like zoas, florida ricordea, Mushrooms, Toadstool, Hammer corals, leather hands. Can i keep some of these and if so which by far my favorite is zoas and ricordea. Thanks & as always i appreciate the advice.
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:13 PM   #2
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I'd think you can keep the ones you listed with that light. Well, depending on how deep your tank is.
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A little while ago i made a more"economical" and less knowledgeable purchase of the marine led reef capable light. Like many of us before we do extreme research we see reef capable and think bingo that made it easy. So i have had a failure with a pretty nice Sps even though i kept within the recommended level for maximum PAR and maintained perfect water parameters. Even though marineland says it will grow SPS it will not( as some of you know) My question is : I am stuck with my purchase for now and it was a large one for me but what can i grow using this light? I know soft corals but which ones. I like zoas, florida ricordea, Mushrooms, Toadstool, Hammer corals, leather hands. Can i keep some of these and if so which by far my favorite is zoas and ricordea. Thanks & as always i appreciate the advice.
What you could do is get a 4bulb t5 fixture along with the LEDs, and you should be able to keep Sps corals
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:40 PM   #4
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Better yet get two 2 bulb t5 fixtures. Probably will run the same cost You could even get a less expensive fixture like deep blue. Put one on each side with the led in the middle. That should work perfectly. I currently have some sps specifically green slimer acro and a couple of Monti frags high in the water column that have been there for a little over a month and still look great I'm only running the 4 bulb odyssea unit.
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:14 PM   #5
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My tank is like 19 inches deep but most of my coral i place 10inches away from the light
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:58 PM   #6
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I have the same marineland led lights on my 40 Gallon reef ready tank with t5 lights and I've got some of those corals u mentioned
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Good stuff i dont have any t5s atm just the marineland but basically i am safe if i stay with all softies?
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:21 PM   #8
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On another note, even though the light is not as powerful as i would have liked it to be the leds make the tank look amazing especially the initial transition from florescent bulbs to leds it is mind-blowing how much better my tank looks now.
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Your right about that an it gives a nice effect.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:30 PM   #10
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could it grow this? Saltwater Aquarium Corals for Marine Reef Aquariums: Neon Green Palau Nephthea - Aquacultured
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