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Old 08-02-2014, 01:22 PM   #11
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Yeah I think if you get some more water circulation you will be golden. Check out gph (gallon per hour) requirements for certain tanks. I've seen a bunch of charts giving the recommended flow requirements for different tanks (fish only, soft corals and SPS) I can't remember the figures off the top of my head but I think my 55 is around 1600gph. I would check out these power heads for your tank http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004KN...110_SY165_QL70
For $27 you get two pumps that move a ton of water. A friend referred me to these and I've loved them. Good luck.
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Alright, I fixed the return so it doesn't shoot bubbles down, My total flow in GPH is about 850 right now.
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:43 PM   #13
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I am planning on just having soft coral actually.



I have a return from my refugium that's powered by a pump, the water it brings back in pushes a fairly large mass of oxygen in bubble form about 8+ inches under the surface of the water constantly.

Do not go with the orbit. The LeD I recommended will grow anything


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Old 08-02-2014, 07:18 PM   #14
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The fixture you posted looks good, but I am suspicious of any manufacturer that doesn't give you the wattage and led count of the fixture. Couldn't find that anywhere.


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Old 08-02-2014, 08:28 PM   #15
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Frankie, send me a link to a couple of the fixtures you're talking about. I'm in the 100-200 dollar range for a 48 inch LED reef fixture, if it could grow stony and soft corals that would be ideal.
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:32 PM   #16
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/251495773757

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That seems a bit small for my aquarium though. Are there any full length fixtures that you would recommend?
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2 of those would be fine for your aquarium. I've seen full 55g sps reef tanks with these and they cover just fine.


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Ah, I misread anyway lol, I saw the 165W and thought that was the price per unit. Yeah I will get two of those for sure.
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I'd you find a package deal for 2 it may be like $5-$10 cheaper


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