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Old 11-19-2014, 07:08 PM   #11
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I am running 2 jebao WP40's at about 75% and a single koralia 1400 in my 6 foot 180g. I am not keeping many corals right now though, but that is at the minimum I would look at considering you want more corals.

Will you be looking at SPS corals at all? Those guys, on top of needing very good water also require ALOT of flow, more than I run for sure. So as mentioned above, you need to figure out exactly which types of corals you are gonna try to keep. You have the lighting down, those panels will be more than sufficient for any coral you may want to consider. Even SPS.
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Just bought a maxspect gyre xf150 for flow. Now I'm looking at lights being 2 reef breeders superlux. Overflow is dead center so three won't work. It's 2 or 4. Is 2 16" gonna work?

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Old 11-26-2014, 01:09 PM   #14
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Just bought a maxspect gyre xf150 for flow. Now I'm looking at lights being 2 reef breeders superlux. Overflow is dead center so three won't work. It's 2 or 4. Is 2 16" gonna work?

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2 would not be enough. Each panel is suppose to cover 2 feet.
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What happens to sps if they don't have "enough" flow? How can you tell? I have 1 jebao MW40 wave maker in my 125 gallon and 4 returns from my sump. That wave maker alone is moving my water back and fourth so strongly that you can see all the polyps moving on all my coral. Is that "enough" flow? Light I get, coral brown or bleach or don't grow, but flow I never really figured out. Right now I seem to have my flow so that my lower LPS coral dont get so irritated they close and my sps up top are growing like crazy, would that be the factor that says "ya, you have enough"?
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Eventually they would fail. They can do well under various amounts of flow though, just not very low flow. What I have seen is that the more flow they have, the thicker the branches become. The same goes for plating corals like montipora. You'll see distinct differences in structure, depending on the flow. Growing well and keeping good color would be an indication to me that they are in an ideal situation. It's been stated by some that good polyp extension in sps doesn't necessarily mean it's doing well. Folks would argue that this may simply be a sign of the coral attempting to catch food, and not that it's happy.
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