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Old 07-15-2011, 12:06 AM   #1
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75 reef build!

Ok I finally decided to get a bigger tank and do a 75 saltwater tank. I just have a couple questions

I want corals and nems. What kind of light do I need that will work well for that. I already have a 2 bulb T5 HO but how much more do I need?

Can I do a copper banded butterfly?
I know to use them in reefs with caution. But they are one of my favorites. Or does he get to big?

That's all for now. Thank you!
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:39 AM   #2
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Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons Care Level: Difficult Temperament: Peaceful Reef Compatible: With Caution Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025 Max. Size: 8" Color Form: Orange, White, Yellow Diet: Carnivore Compatibility: View Chart Origin: Australia, Indonesia, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Singapore Family: Chaetodontidae
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The Copperband Butterflyfish, also known as the Beaked Butterflyfish, Beaked Coralfish, or Orange Stripe Butterfly, has a long, narrow nose and mouth used for hunting into crevices and holes for food. The Copperband Butterflyfish has yellow-orange vertical bands with a black edging. It has a false eyespot on the rear of the dorsal fin. This is a difficult fish to mistake for any other. It is best housed in very large reefs, or in peaceful community tanks. It should be kept singly, not with conspecifics or similar butterflyfish, and should not be kept with any stress-inducing fish. Caution should be exercised if housing these fish in a reef aquarium. They may pick on invertebrates, especially anemones and feather dusters. They are an excellent fish when used to control aiptasia, or glass anemones, in the reef aquarium.
The Copperband Butterflyfish is a difficult fish to feed; it is a shy and deliberate feeder that may need a variety of foods offered to it in order to start feeding.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2-1/4"; Medium: 2-1/4" to 3-1/2"; Large: 3-1/2" to 4-1/2"
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:43 AM   #3
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Why thank you. Ha I was just looking at that when I saw your reply on my phone
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:44 AM   #4
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LOL, Am newbie but thought I'd post a helpful link. Have fun
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:51 AM   #5
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I been passin around the liveaquaria link like its going outta style in terms of bulbs, for good solid penetration, you'd prob wanna look at a 6-8 bulb t5 setup...I know its a lot but to give you wider options in both types of corals and depths at which you can keep them, 6-8 bulb setup will do you wonders
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:27 AM   #6
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Ok so if I just kept the two bulb on there and then bought another 4bulb I should be ok for the most part
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:33 AM   #7
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I'm not looking to to and hard corals as of now. Maybe later some kind of brain coral would be cool but in not worried about it now
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:40 PM   #8
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Its a good idea to try and plan ahead, if you are thinkin of moving onto higher-light corals at some point down the road, mine as well get the right equipment now, rather then buy something inadequate now and have to buy the right equipment later
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Ya very true. We shall see
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Just tryin to save ya some $$$ on down the road
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