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Old 12-20-2011, 12:32 AM   #11
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One more thing add fish slowly. Will give your tank time to catch up with the bio load.
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:51 AM   #12
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Here is a link to the light we've been looking at. We like the LED combo because heard from lfs that even the new LED models doesn't provide the full spectrum of color that is best for an aquarium. Thought this would be a good balance

Any experience with this model or something similar? Will this be enough for SPS?

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Old 12-20-2011, 07:58 AM   #13
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That looks like a good light. Although not led. Just has led moon lights. The other lights are power compact which will do fine on your situation. A full led system would cost much more than that.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:05 PM   #14
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Any idea what this is? Not sure if it was attached to a rock and fell off when we moved them around...or a dead snail...something else...kinda ugly should we take it out or let the creatures in the tank decide?
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Old 12-26-2011, 06:37 PM   #15
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Just got another 16lbs of LR. This should be it, and I can't tell you guys how excited we are to be done buying rock. Getting our new light tomorrow (one listed before) excited to be able to add corals soon! Hopefully next week.
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So it has been awhile we have fish and corals however had our first suicide today. Found our flame hawkfish on the ground. He jumped out. Is this normal? Or should we be worried. Water tested fine except ph was a little low. Any suggestions? Should we be worried?
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Let's see some pics. Yeah it's normal for some species of fish that are suicide jumpers. Might need a mesh top for your tank.
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Be careful with the purple tech. If u use instant ocean salt then that stuff makes ur alk go sky high to keep calcium in check by just using that. Then again I never kept fish only tank but I can imagine its not good for fish. My lfs by my house has an led lighting system on their premium tank. It holds their most expensive and some of their hardest to keep corals such as certain acros. I will be going led because u can't beat the look of them on the tank. Only thing is their set is worth 2800 bucks. I don't know how mid to lower end leds do but I know leds are able to keep all the corals u could dream of
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Hi! Was wondering how you liked your lights so far? I've bookmarked them just in case they were working out really well for you. I'd like a set that doesn't break the bank to replace my crappy "came with the tank" set.
Going to be a bit before I can afford the LED's that I want.
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Updated picture. So far we like the lights. Looked a whole lot different when we put the new lights on. We have some Frogspawn frags, star polyp frag, and some we don't know what they are and a bubble coral. Oh and I was looking at the fresh water chart for the ph so it is actually still normal. As for fish we have a pair of clowns (ocellerais), a cardinal, coral beauty, and three green chromis and a cuc
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