Originally Posted by Gregcoyote
I'm sure you could. Just start out slow and monitor the changes in temperature until you can get a happy medium between your heater at night and the light during the day. A MH
will grow about anything.
I have finally decided to go with an Odyssea MH
198w fixture. So it's 1x 150w MH
14,000K and 2x 24w T5HO Actinic.
Now I know there's a lot of controversy about this fixture..but. I did my research and decided that it's a great deal for the money. I will admit that I am NOT impressed with the overall build quality, and it's something I might replace down the line with a higher end LED
fixture, but for now I did not want to have to deal with potential heat issues from the other 250w MH
fixture that was an option although I know it was by leaps and bounds a better fixture than the Odyssea.
With that being said, at the end of the day I have 198w of total lighting and 150w of MH
light. Is this enough to possibly grow some of the easier SPS
and clams, of course given proper maturity of my thing and extremely good water quality?
So tomorrow I will be going out to the LFS
to get some sand ... I will be getting:
- 40lbs of AragaMax sand
- 10lbs of AragAlive Live Sand
Will this make for a decent substrate? I already have the 10lbs of LS
so I figured adding another 40lbs of aragonite sand wouldn't hurt to have a nice deep-er sand bed.
I also plan to use 10lbs of LR
and 30lbs of base rock, and will be cycling using shrimp.
I will also be ordering this RO
unit that I saw suggested around the forums:
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And for now a Hydrometer and later on a good quality Refractometer.
Any input/ideas/suggestions on this? Cycling with shrimp still the way to go?