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Old 10-21-2012, 11:46 PM   #21
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The liquid test kits are better for SW, strips aren't accurate enough for SW.
Base rock is much cheaper than LR. You could do all base rock if you want, but the rock should be porous. My 55g i used all LR, my 30g i used mostly base and seeded it with a couple puces of LR. all the tock will become LR over time. You can have as much or as little rock as you like. The smooth rock you're talking about wont have many nooks and crannies for BB to grow, but you can use it as a decoration if you want. BB will grow on the sand, rock, decorations, filter media, and surfaces in the tank.
Ok makes sense.! Thank you!
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Ok makes sense.! Thank you!
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The shrimp is starting to turn orange/red like its cooking. Is the salt curing or cooking the shrimp?
Is this normal?
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Interested to here more about your led fixture. Brand, model #. Something we should get clear before you start purchasing corals (after the cycle of course).
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Totally normal! Your on your way!!!!
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:06 PM   #26
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Interested to here more about your led fixture. Brand, model #. Something we should get clear before you start purchasing corals (after the cycle of course).
The brand of the led light is Marineland. Called 'LED Single Bright Lighting System'. I have the pamphlet but I tossed the boxed and can't seem to find the model no.

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17,000 lifetime hrs
60mW white and blue LEDs
Mimics underwater effect of sunlight
Lunar night mode uses blue LEDs to mimic the moonlight


Doesn't say anything about if it suitable for corals. I believe it's just cosmetic. I haven't gotten that far in my book yet to know what kind of lighting corals need!!!

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Totally normal! Your on your way!!!!
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How will I know when they are rotten and to be taken out?
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That light will be okay for fish and maybe some soft corals, which is okay because that's where you want to start. You're gonna be all right, because you are asking the right questions.
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How will I know when they are rotten and to be taken out?
It's going to take a while, and it's going to smell awful!!!!! There will be no question about them being rotten! Lol. Don't take it out til you've gotten to 4 ppm ammonia. After you remove it and ammonia reaches zero, you'll need to put a little fish food in the tank every few days to keep the ammonia-eating bacteria alive while you wait for the nitrite-eating bacteria to grow.
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The brand of the led light is Marineland. Called 'LED Single Bright Lighting System'. I have the pamphlet but I tossed the boxed and can't seem to find the model no.

Features:
17,000 lifetime hrs
60mW white and blue LEDs
Mimics underwater effect of sunlight
Lunar night mode uses blue LEDs to mimic the moonlight

Doesn't say anything about if it suitable for corals. I believe it's just cosmetic. I haven't gotten that far in my book yet to know what kind of lighting corals need!!!

Below are pics of the LEDs hard to see.
I have this light on my FOWLR. I somehow have a blue mushroom in there-must have been on a rock I transferred from my reef tank-and it seems to be doing fine. (It has actually moved itself from one side of the tank to the back and now near the front) You should be fine with mushrooms and maybe try a zoa (but I would start with 1 and see how it does before you spend a lot of money on them), but that light will not be enough for an anemone.
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