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Old 03-25-2014, 08:54 AM   #301
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Vortex might be a better skimmer, I havent used one. BUT if you want a decent one for a good price the eshopps is nice. If you had more room the reef octopus ones are good too, but they, from my experience take up more room in the sump than you have.
Might get away with a spacesaver version but youre looking at double the price pretty much.
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:23 AM   #302
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mmmmm, 40b reef
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Hey Carey! I'm back!
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:39 AM   #303
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I'm really glad to hear that the orbit is working out for you! When I upgrade it's gonna be the light I use, and my Tao panel will go into the frag tank.
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:14 AM   #304
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I think the orbit is doing well is because of the depth of the 40. ANy deeper and I think it would have issues punching down to the sandbed.
I'm watching and checking every coral every day so I can tell if and when the lights prove themselves.
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:26 AM   #305
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Right, I think when I get mine I'll rent a par meter to see it's exact values.
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Old 03-25-2014, 01:18 PM   #306
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Par with LEDs isn't a worth while number. It's pur you'd want to measure.
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Old 03-25-2014, 01:45 PM   #307
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Alright, then I'll rent A pur meter. Don't remember the difference between the two though.
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It's not that easy. First you have to figure out the correct usable radiation for each coral and then you can figure out what to throw at it. It's mostly different intensities of the blue spectrum though IMO.
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Wouldnt a regular ole par meter be good enough to test the lighting? Might not be the best and most exact but it should give a good reading to go off from shouldnt it?
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Wouldnt a regular ole par meter be good enough to test the lighting? Might not be the best and most exact but it should give a good reading to go off from shouldnt it?

Right, that's my logic.
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