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Old 02-12-2012, 02:21 PM   #1
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10g nano reef build

Since people seem to be a fan of build threads (myself included) I guess I should start one because I know I am going to have a ton of questions. I already have lots but I'll start with one at a time. I would like to do soft corals and am thinking about getting a dual T5HO fixture doing 1 10,000k and one actinic would that be to little or to much light?
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Oops meant to start this in the nano section could a mod move it for me please?
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No one has any advice about my lighting?
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I would go with a four bulb fixture, you can keep alot more corals with it. Try fish need it;lights; food;Sponge Probably less than $100
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:46 PM   #5
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Thanks so much for that link it's a 4 bulb fixture with bulbs for the price I paid for a 2 bulb fixture with bulbs I will be returning the fixture I bought previously! What temperature should I get for the white bulbs? 10k? and should I do 2 white and 2 blue? or what ratio?
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I would do 2 white and 2 blue. The whites are up to you. 10k will be a tad yellow and the higher the number goes the less yellow and more blue. So 14k wouldnt be as yellow as 10k but wouldnt be as blue as the actinics.
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Also is this the fixture do you use?
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I bought one for my 20g tank. Decent quality and build and for the price you cant go wrong.
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I'm thinking of getting this ph would this be good or would you recommend something different?

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Also I think I am going to go with these lights instead of what Carey suggested earlier. What do you guys think?

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