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Old 02-02-2012, 12:56 AM   #181
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So I should put the hob filter on with media? It should help?
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:00 AM   #182
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What media should I buy? Easy to get the media is from petco. Do they have anything good that you would suggest to use?
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:01 AM   #183
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Yep, you can get a small media bag and put phosguard or GFO in it. That kind of media requires that water flow through it, so put in it not tightly packed. You should see your phosphates drop in a day or two,
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:02 AM   #184
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:54 AM   #185
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I got my 4 bulb aquaticlife T5 fixture a few days ago and just got it installed. I now realize what a poor set of lights I had leading up to now. With the blues on greens are now gold I think it looks amazing!
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:52 AM   #186
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Stock bulbs? Just wait till you replace them with ATI (or similar) bulbs. It'll be night and day again!
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:56 AM   #187
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Yea came with one 10,000 one purple and two 420 460 I don't know what the 420 460 are but it looks good.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:11 AM   #188
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I would stick with those bulbs for 8 months to a year and then replace them with ATI bulbs. I have (2) blue plus and (2) aquablue specials. I also have the same fixture you do. Here's my before and after:
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Wow, what a difference lot of green in the first picture. What sps's do you have in your tank?
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:27 AM   #190
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In those old pictures I didn't have any. Now I have these:

They are Humilis acro, montipora cap., candy apple birdsnest, green acro, and blue bushy acro.
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