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Old 09-23-2011, 05:43 AM   #11
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Not bad at all imo. And to answer your questions from before, I personally would go bigger if its gonna be your last upgrade. (Im thinking a 320g for my final upgrade) and the number of tangs depends on what types you are interested in. The bigger tangs, id say 2-3, go with a few smaller tangs and prob 3-4. Oh and as the dumps concerned, it'll save you alot of headache and frustration later down the road if you add on a sump now
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:49 PM   #12
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Thank you everyone! So, as it looks right now, the smallest I will go is a 180g. I could possibly go bigger, but not likely. I have decided to do at least a sump (probably a refugium too). I think when I get the tank, I will purchase the hang on the back overflow that carey has. I also need to do some more reading on those links so I can learn more. I have emailed someone on CL about a 180g, but I haven't gotten a response yet. We'll see! Also, I definitely want this to be a reef tank, so I was wondering what lighting you recommend. Not exactly sure what corals I want yet...but I want a mixed reef. As far as fish go, I definitely want some Tangs! Any suggestions? I was thinking Scopas, Yellow, and Salfin to go with my Blue Hippo. What do you think? Also, I want some Wrasses! Is there a certain amount of male Wrasses I can keep in a tank this size?

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Old 09-23-2011, 09:58 PM   #13
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reef lighting isn't cheap, just a friendly warning so you don't go into sticker shock when you see how much. I would recommend the same fixture that I have, it's a 12 bulb 6 foot light. It's a nova extreme pro.

Unless you are gonna wanna pony up for metal halides. lol
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reef lighting isn't cheap, just a friendly warning so you don't go into sticker shock when you see how much. I would recommend the same fixture that I have, it's a 12 bulb 6 foot light. It's a nova extreme pro.

Unless you are gonna wanna pony up for metal halides. lol
Thank you. I don't think I will go with Halide's, too expensive. I am going to check out that fixture right now!
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:03 PM   #15
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Is this it?

Current USA Nova Extreme Pro T5HO 10k/460nm Actinics

Carey, what kinds of corals can you keep with the nova lighting?
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Cool. You want at least 6 bulbs on each side minimum with that size tank. Unless you do 2 8 bulb fixtures.
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Is this it?

Current USA Nova Extreme Pro T5HO 10k/460nm Actinics

Carey, what kinds of corals can you keep with the nova lighting?
Thanks.

I'm keeping everything right now. I have alot of corals. lol

I have everything from soft corals up to SPS ones. I do have the SPS higher up in the tank though but nothing too extreme.

I've got brain corals, zooas, leather, LPS, monti's, arcopora, birdsnest, GSP, and a bunch of others. I;m trying to get one of like everything in genus. hehe...or at least I'm trying
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Cool. You want at least 6 bulbs on each side minimum with that size tank. Unless you do 2 8 bulb fixtures.
So I would need two of these fixtures? Sorry I don't know much about lighting.
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I'm keeping everything right now. I have alot of corals. lol

I have everything from soft corals up to SPS ones. I do have the SPS higher up in the tank though but nothing too extreme.

I've got brain corals, zooas, leather, LPS, monti's, arcopora, birdsnest, GSP, and a bunch of others. I;m trying to get one of like everything in genus. hehe...or at least I'm trying
Awesome. You add Calcium and Kalkwasser right? What else do you add and for what corals?
I'm glad I found the right fixture, at first I was unsure if this was the one you were talking about. Does $699 seem like a good price?
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Good Luck!! And have fun.
Thank you, I am hoping I can pull this off, not sure when I will get something like this up and running, but I am planning ahead because I like to be prepared!
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