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Old 11-18-2014, 08:52 PM   #1
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New 180 gallon reef tank.

Hello, New here.. I just got a 180 gallon acrylic tank to upgrade from my 55. I am thinking about using 4 led boxes I found online for 300$ New. Also I have 2 700 gph powerheads and one 300 gph. How much more flow should I add and do you have experience with the cheep leds?
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That all depends what you are wanting to do. What are you planning on doing with the tank? You'll probably want more flow in the system if you are wanting corals, of course all depending on the type of corals as well.
And what 'led boxes' are we talking about? A link will determine what the answer will be, as not all LEDs are created equally. But, with that said, it doesn't matter either way if this is going to be a FOWLR system.
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Corals.. many many corals. I'll get link for lighting, stand by...
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But what kind of corals. Softies, LPS, SPS? They all have different lighting and flow requirements.
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Currently have hammer, Sun, Duncan's, blastos, leather, acans, and zoas. In 55
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Posted lighting link and now it's gone.
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:19 PM   #7
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You are going to want a ton more flow than what you have. Probably triple.
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Definitely more flow. What LEDs?
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Those lights will allow you to keep whatever you want.
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