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Old 05-15-2011, 02:26 AM   #21
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My tank is pretty deep so I'm using LED's... but we will see if they can grow coral at the lower levels.

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yours is what 39" deep?

i've done a bit of research on LEDs and it shows that they don't really penetrate the water as deep as T5s or halides. they produce alot at the surface but it drops rapidly as the light passes deeper. i don't know how many LEDs you've used or what degree of lenses so i don't know how deep you're fixture is able to go but if you can find a PAR meter soemwhere i would really love to see what type of readings you will get


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I found a used Nova pro series for a 6 foot tank for 250 in tampa, I haggled the guy. I am waiting until I verify it will provide adequate lighting before I go pick it up.

that might be the one carey was looking at trading for :p
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I still can't find anyone in my area with a waterproof PAR meter.
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:06 PM   #24
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can you rent one somewhere?
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:45 PM   #25
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so i got together a parts list so far this is the skimmer i want Reef Octopus Needle/Pin Wheel Protein Skimmer

and instead of turning the 55G into a sump im gonna buy this premade sump and sell the 55G with the stand and nova extreme pro light to offset the cost of all this lol

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Old 05-15-2011, 12:48 PM   #26
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Nice. Glad my research helped you out! Now if i only had a game plan lol
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yea i was thinking about it last night of what i was gonna do with all my old equipment when i setup the new tank its just easier to sell it all together
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I'll be doing the same thing.
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i doubt it would be easier. if you were using a power filter or canister, you could always sell its as a FW setup, most people go with FW over marine.

just move all your LR and substrate in your larger systems and seed it
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is this lighting overkill ? 72in Metal Halide HQI System Advance Plus
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