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Old 04-20-2011, 12:05 PM   #21
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a birdsnest is one of the most tolerant sps out there. A good place to start, but again, i'd test it with cheap frags first.
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Wow nice.. I really can't wait to frag corals! That is probably the thing I will like second to most. The other being the tank in general.
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a birdsnest is one of the most tolerant sps out there. A good place to start, but again, i'd test it with cheap frags first.
Thanks I guess I will try a frag sometime then.
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:17 PM   #24
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I'm curious, do you think the crappy workmanship on that fixture actually makes that much difference? I know it does when you get into individual reflectors and the such but I had 2 arcoporas growing under my 30" fixture and they did quite well. I did have them half way up to the light though, do you think thats why I had better luck? In fact I bleached a brightly colored brain coral to death under my lights and he was on the substrate.

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Actually, yes. I believe I posted it somewhere else that the reflectors they use aren't good, and the ballasts they use don't work up to the power they're advertised at. Added someone posted that you have to buy their bulbs since they don't use common sizes, which means you can't use ATI or Giessman bulbs which means less power.
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:20 PM   #25
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I just replaced the bulbs in my 48" odyssea and I got ATI bulbs. Standard T5 48". ?
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Mine are 36"
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In a 48 inch fixture?
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Lol no a 36" fixture.
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So how big are your bulbs? My 55g has 48" bulbs and the 29g has 24" inch bulbs. Arent those standard size?
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That's what I thought were standard sizes but I will have to check.
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