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Old 03-16-2009, 09:58 PM   #11
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sorry my ph is high range is 7.8 or 8.0 in between, nitrite is 0 ppm, ammonia 0ppm almost barely inbetween 0.25 , and my nitrate is between 5.0 and 10 not bad i check it least once a day and its been good so far
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:01 PM   #12
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and by the way this is all in my 55 gallon not my 35. my 35 has a tomato clown and a african lion and thats it. thanks
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:19 PM   #13
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Ph is low I believe, and you've got ammonia. Ammonia at this stage isn't "good".

How did you cycle this tank?
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:34 PM   #14
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about 2 years theyve been running just fine i had to restart the 3gal all over again but this one only needed water
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but what about corral?
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:17 PM   #16
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Okay, that's another animal all together. What type and how many watts of light do you have?
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:55 PM   #17
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i just have the regular 24 in flourescent lights just ones a black light i know i need new ones but like what and is that all i need is lighting do i need to add chemicals etc?
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:55 AM   #18
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Is this on your 55 gal? I would need the measurements of your tank.Hight, wigth and depth. Corals normally need lots of light. On a 55 you would need at least 350-500 watts of either T-5 or Metal Halides. Your could go with less but you would need to place them closer to the top.
Read some of the sticky's on this site for more information.
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Make sure to look at the sticky's like thincat said, these will help you out a bunch.

The lighting you will need for corals will be a bit pricey but worth it. If you have the money and really want to get into corals I would suggest Metal Halides so you can have almost any coral you want.
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im getting a 125 gallon just decided on it im in the air on 2 different tanks but im gonna spend the money for good lights in the bigger tanks so you would suggest halide thanks
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