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Old 01-26-2012, 12:56 AM   #161
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So I got my sump all set up. Now I am going to upgrade my lights and need some advice. I started a new thread and got no comments on it. I was wondering what all of you would buy if you were going to spend $300 - $400 on a new light. I am now thinking of getting a coralife 4 bulb T5 and spending some money on a fuge light, ATO, GFO reactor. What do you think? O and it is a standard 55 tank.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:24 AM   #162
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I personally love my AquaticLife 4-bulb T5. It's done me very well over a 54 gallon. I did replace the worn out bulbs with ATI special blue and blue pluses and its fantastic, even growing SPS with no issue.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:29 AM   #163
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Yea, that is the fixture I was planning than I said to myself that I can save $100 with the coralife fixture. And was going to use the savings for the ATO. I know if I get the coralife fixture I may regret it later. So I will get the aquaticlife and hold off on the ATO.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:49 PM   #164
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About two weeks ago I added this peppermint shrimp. It killed my feather dusted and the wife thinks that it is a camel shrimp. Can any of you tell me if it is a peppermint or camel?

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Old 01-26-2012, 03:08 PM   #165
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About two weeks ago I added this peppermint shrimp. It killed my feather dusted and the wife thinks that it is a camel shrimp. Can any of you tell me if it is a peppermint or camel?
Looks like a peppermint to me. Camel shrimp has white lines all over. Yours doesn't. Also- the feather duster may have already been dying. Most cuc won't touch anything unless it's already on its way out I've got three Feather dusters and 5 peppermints that live together peacefully.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:51 PM   #166
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Thank you that's what I was thinking.
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Ok so tell me what does a GFO reactor do for my tank? Should I buy the reactor? what would you do?
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GFO (granular feric oxide) helps with phosphates in your tank. if you have any readings on phosphates and the extra cash then I would get one. I have two of them and have run them and they really knocked down the phosphates in a matter of a day or two.
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:10 AM   #169
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Ok so going to buy new lighting in the morning. Should I buy a GFO reactor or a ATO ? What would you get? I will get each of them but not yet
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I would get the ato first. I hated filling up the sump every day. lol
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