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Old 02-15-2013, 03:46 PM   #11
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Going led is definitely what I want to do. But, I wouldn't mind doing T5s. No metal halides for me. Also, you can forget the anemone I was just wondering about that, I'm only a beginner.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:08 PM   #12
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If you want to "Go Anemone" let that be your goal and take your time and work towards that goal.

LED can be a bit "shock worthy" on the initial investment but it's worth it long-term IMHO. I've been LED for over 5 years now and wouldn't go any other way. Of course YMMV
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:07 PM   #13
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Ok then do you have a particular model you'd recommend for my tank?
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:28 PM   #14
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Do you recommend a certain type of coral for a beginner?
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:37 PM   #15
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Mushrooms,zoas,maybe some hardy lps...sps are for later..they need more care and have higher lite requirements than mushrooms(low-medium ) zoas are same as mushrooms.. My bro has a frogspawn thst we just fragged out,started as a double head 2.5years ago..was 6 headed when fragged... Best advice..make sure u do those weekly water changes!!!!
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:07 AM   #16
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You could go Metal Halide, T5 or LED. It's entirely up to you. My personal pref is always going to be LED first.
Same for me. I have 48 inch LED on my 60 gal tank. The reasons are;

1. Does not heat up your water
2. Consumes less power
3. LED has much more longevity
4. It's the trend due to technology

The only disadvantage is the initial cost is a bit higher.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:49 AM   #17
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I've heard good things about Taotronics LEDs. There are people on here that keep all kinds of corals under them. I have Kessil LEDs and my nem is nice and brown, I have SPS, LPS and soft corals. You'll probably need 2 of either of those type of LEDs to give you good coverage on your tank. Check into those. The taotronics are available on amazon. Good luck!!
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Is there a color specific range that I need to have? How many atinics or whites?
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:06 AM   #19
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Oh and besides lights, what kind of chemicals/ nutrients am I going to need? Back to lights, what color temperature is best? What color LEDs?
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:10 AM   #20
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I think the taotronics only come in 1 color type. They can be dimmable or not dimmable. I have Kessil in ocean blue, which is 15000k.
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