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Old 08-10-2011, 02:22 AM   #11
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Yeah lol. Each fixture size usually has the same amount of watts per bulb like a 48" fixture would have 54w per bulb and a 36" fixture has 39w per bulb. Do you know if it has a single reflector or if each bulb has its own? Right now it sounds like you can house low to medium light coral.
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:24 AM   #12
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OOOhhh sorry don't know that part then! Will update you guys on that when I find out about it...

I only really wanted low-light corals, mushrooms, zoas, carey also said some leathers would work as well....
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:29 AM   #13
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:35 AM   #14
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Is the pre seeded media from your freshwater?
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THe 36" zoo med is t5ho, with 34 watts per bulb, dual fixture. It's the same as the one I have on the breeder. Not sure about what fixture you need though bruins
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Thanks buffy! Looks good to me so far

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Is the pre seeded media from your freshwater?
Yes...is that okay? Or are you not supposed to use that?

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THe 36" zoo med is t5ho, with 34 watts per bulb, dual fixture. It's the same as the one I have on the breeder. Not sure about what fixture you need though bruins
Yep that's the one. When you mean fixture do you mean bulbs? I wanted to get one Coral Sun and one Ultra Sun, heard those were the best for corals....





Okay so so far this is what it's looking like:
-thirty lbs. live rock
-argonite sand
-HOB filter Aquaclear 110
-Zoo-Med T5's (thank you HMB )
-RO Saltwater 69 cents per gallon
-top off with RO 69 cents per gallon
-stocked with two clowns...maybe a firefish or bicolor blenny?
-was thinking cleaner and peppermint shrimp as a maybe...
-nassarius snails????
-zoas, mushroom and leather corals so far...what do pepole think of candy cane corals? that's it so far, they're all very cheap and sound easiest according to research...

Edit: I know anemones are hard and usually not for beginners but the LFS has one in their display tank that's thriving and it looks like the maroon clown in there is hosting it! Why are they so hard to keep? Is it because of lighting requirements?
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According to Carey they need SUPER high light, and probably a 4 light fixture, so maybe she will confirm, buoy I would say TWO of those fixtures might work if the tank is not too deep?
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Last time I measured I think it was 18 inches high...
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the est filter media wont work if its from a fw tank
and the evaporation is with all tanks, and even beyond that , its just physics that any body of water exposed to some sort of heat or humidity will lose water to evaporation.
sw is just like fw in terms of pwc's, some people do them every week, some do it every 2 weeks...some even longer. that is strictly based on the needs and circumstances for each tank
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