Originally Posted by carey
I agree about the leds vs t5's. I just switched my 180g back to t5's. I burned all my coral even on thelowest setting and corals just didnt do well under them. :-( I tried them but didnt like the leds. It's just a personal preference I guess. Though I will be paying more for new bulbs every year I think thats the way I will go for the immediate future.
Originally Posted by Grizz
Thats a lot of light I hope you got the dimmable lol. I'd stay away from the crushed coral it tends to be large size grains that trap a lot of detritus. It needs to be cleaned a lot.
Iv'e found a fine grain of sand keeps any debris on the surface where the water movement washes it into the sump.
Im using pool filter sand in my 180 right now and love it It dont blow around and is fine enough grain that my gobies sift it with no problem
Good choice on the skimmer
I'm hanging the canopy on pulleys using a brace I made in the attic so even if I still have too much light on my lowest settings I can lift them farther from the tank it's mainly to help me when I service it but just realized it can be of double purpose now
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