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Old 03-17-2011, 09:37 PM   #11
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The light came with the tank its a CurrentUSA 65 watt half is 460nm half 10k not sure on light bulb replacement and is that a good light ? salt is Instant Ocean,clean crew is 4 blue leg crabs 2 emerald crabs and a sand sifting star and yes im useing tap water with Prime added, now on that should or would it be better to use culligan water? with the Prime i test it and all levels are 0s
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:18 AM   #12
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Id us ro so yea do urself a big favor and plz switch to the culligan water it will save u a lot of trouble.. I have a 125 gallon and my biggest mistake that I regret was filling it with tap.. and about the light the average rule that is debated is 1-2 watts per gallon... if it came with the tank as in its stock u should upgrade when u can to halide or compact fluorescents .... the bulbs u should change if u can to 10,000 k and blue actinics.. but that's totally ur choice...Also something to consider is changing ur sea salt... I had instant ocean but changed it after I found out it carried phosfates.. but the salt doesn't really matter... u got a good clean up crew but if I were u is add some more... especially some red legged hermits... they do a fantastic job and they're like .90 cents each... just be safer and please change to ro water! I'm trying to save u from the biggest mistake I made!/:
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:48 AM   #13
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Id us ro so yea do urself a big favor and plz switch to the culligan water it will save u a lot of trouble.. I have a 125 gallon and my biggest mistake that I regret was filling it with tap.. the light is beyond good if its 64 watts... the average rule that is debated is 2-3 watts per gallon so that's beyond what u need so that's gud.. is personally go with the leds because it will save u money on electricity, and money on bulbs.. if they had a big enough led fixture that ddnt cost a fortune for a 125 gallon id definatly go wit it...
Ok ill do a 20 gal wc sat. with culligan water i will change filters to and yes the lights are 64 watts its marked right on it. So after the 20 gal wc how long before i do another wc and my salt is ok, oh and on the light they are compact lights 21.25 long and it has a blue and white as a set
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:56 AM   #14
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The light fixture is "ok" for the time being.. if u got corals then ul need stronger light but if its only liverock and fish ul b fine.. but I cnt stress enough how important it is to switch the bulbs... u should do another wc afer about 6-7 days later so u dnt stress ur delicate shrimp or fish maybe even 4-5 days.. but what I would do is every other day do a small water change of 5 gallons every other day to keep introducing ro water without giving ur live stock too much stress..
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:47 AM   #15
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The light fixture is "ok" for the time being.. if u got corals then ul need stronger light but if its only liverock and fish ul b fine.. but I cnt stress enough how important it is to switch the bulbs... u should do another wc afer about 6-7 days later so u dnt stress ur delicate shrimp or fish maybe even 4-5 days.. but what I would do is every other day do a small water change of 5 gallons every other day to keep introducing ro water without giving ur live stock too much stress..
THANKS David and ok ill do 5 gals today and every other, and as far as the light gos ill get new bulbs coming but i need to get a bigger filter system and skimmer first all im running right now is a AQUA-Tech 30-60 but its ding a [moderator edit] good job water is really clean and clear
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No problem... yea I'm running a remora pro skimmer and it duz an awesome job plus its low profile
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