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Old 10-14-2011, 07:31 PM   #11
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My reef is 300 gallons total, so I have bought (on eBay of course) some 2 liter glass chemical bottles. This makes it easy to see the levels rather than plumb a opaque plastic bottle and it looks cool. Medical grade dosing pumps (eBay again) deliver the micro doses continuously. The Kalkwasser is added in a home made Kalkwasser stirrer using a timed air pump delivery system. The chemical reservoirs last about 2 weeks on the dosing pumps and about a week on the Kalkwasser stirrer. I don't think Kalkwasser stores very well, so I turn that over pretty quickly.
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thanks for the info i was planning on using kalk along with my ato. witch is recommend by BRS. but when it comes down to dosing anything else i wanna be shore i know what will benefit my corals.

does anybody know a good led lighting upgrade so can house sps with my 4 bulb 156w t5ho fixture . i really like the stunner strip Ecoxotic Stunner LED Strip - 8,000K White - 18W - 36 in. | LED Lighting | Lighting Systems | Aquarium - ThatPetPlace.com
what do u guys think about these and how many do u think i will need
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thanks for the info i was planning on using kalk along with my ato. witch is recommend by BRS. but when it comes down to dosing anything else i wanna be shore i know what will benefit my corals.

does anybody know a good led lighting upgrade so can house sps with my 4 bulb 156w t5ho fixture . i really like the stunner strip Ecoxotic Stunner LED Strip - 8,000K White - 18W - 36 in. | LED Lighting | Lighting Systems | Aquarium - ThatPetPlace.com
what do u guys think about these and how many do u think i will need
I look at the total wattage. A conservative number is 2:1 which would mean you would want to get a LED fixture made up of at least 1 watt LEDs that total 70-80 watts. That is a comparison to a 156 watt HO fixture. Many folks believe using higher powered LEDs it is closer to 3:1.

I like 10,000k whites making up 2/3 of them and the rest actinic blue for SPS corals. But these are just basic parameters.
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