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Old 07-12-2012, 08:53 AM   #31
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With what u got goin with the location of the tank and wanting to build a reef I suggest a sump/refugium, moves all your equipment underneath in the cabinet and easy DIY
1+ . By having a sump it will allow you to hide your equipment. So that your display tank doesn't look so congested with equipment. It will also add more water volume to your system in which the tank will be more stable.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:07 AM   #32
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I also agree
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I also agree with adding a sump. Also I suggest if your stand is deep enough to get a 75g instead of 55. Much nicer tank to work with for doing your rock scape. A 75 is 4 feet long and 18 inches from front to back and the same height as a 55 which I believe is around 18 inches. The extra 6 inches front to back makes a world of difference.
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SOunds like a good idea, but I want to learn about lighting , I've been looking around for good offers , does this one work to keep corals ?
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I would skip the compact flourescents if you want corals, look at t5ho metal halide or led.
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I got power compact but I also am using 8 24" 65w bulbs though(corallife retro fit kit) 4 blue and 4 white.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:16 PM   #37
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I found out this past weekend that there are different sizes of 75's. My old one was 48x18, my new one is 48x15 and taller.
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Help! Will these lights satisfy the needs of corals ?
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I have a 4 bulb coralife T5ho over my 36. I was able to keep softies under it. I had LPS under it, but they just bleached until I put them under my radions in my 55.
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Help! Will these lights satisfy the needs of corals ?
Yeah that will only be able to handle some soft corals with low lighting needs.
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