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Old 04-22-2015, 03:28 PM   #41
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Getting one of these and the bag of Reef Crystals at my feet. Will I need the reef test kit?


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Went to Amazon much cheaper. They are on the way.


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Great experience with these. Run them on 3 tanks right now. Guess I'll use one for this tank as well.


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Getting one of these and the bag of Reef Crystals at my feet. Will I need the reef test kit?


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Sure, pick up your basic 3 tests for Alk, Calcium and Magnesium and you'll be good to go.

Softies aren't too fussed about it either way, just let the salt do the work and try not to worry.


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Thanks CCXGT.

Any suggestions on lighting? I have a 10g LED by Marineland with whites and blues. It's on my Betta tank but I can easily do a DIY for that. The LED is rated at 6500k I believe. Is this strong enough for the basic corals? I know lighting is where the big $$$ comes in...


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Caleb getting salty!?! No way..

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Any suggestions on lighting? I have a 10g LED by Marineland with whites and blues. It's on my Betta tank but I can easily do a DIY for that. The LED is rated at 6500k I believe. Is this strong enough for the basic corals? I know lighting is where the big $$$ comes in...


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Well the PAR38 bulbs mentioned would be able to grow pretty much anything you put them over.

I know someone who uses the Current USA Orbit Marine thing... That seems to work perfectly fine for him.

It'll take some rooting around until you find the one for you.

As far as that white and blue light is concerned, more info on it would be needed to judge.


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Don't use API for alk,calc,mag. You want a good test kit like salferit, red sea, or hanna checker.
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Don't use API for alk,calc,mag. You want a good test kit like salferit, red sea, or hanna checker.

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It seems people like Taotronics a bunch... Will this light do?
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My only concern is I cannot do hanging lights. I can do clip on though. This one says to keep at least 10 inches from the tank. Any DIY ideas to hold it up?


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One of those things you hang plants up with will do. There are lots of ideas, just need to be creative.
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