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Old 07-01-2014, 01:33 AM   #151
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:16 AM   #152
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Sweet! Nice thinking with the hanger. I wish i were that crafty. I would keep it around where youre at for a few days. mske sure no one starts looking unhappy then raise it up a % or two every few days. I am not 100% sure on how bright those kessils are but they ar significantly brighter than the orbit. It may not look it, leds' can be very misleading, but that light is way brighter.

If any coral starts to look weird you may even want to lower it a couple % just to make sure. I think it looks pretty cool.

I don;t like an overly blue tank so I like to keep a nice blend between blue/whites, generally in the 50 50 range. Some people like alot more blue so you would adjust based on your tastes.
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:39 PM   #153
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Thanks, Red. It was a rookie mistake not checking his belly. just slipped my mind. i was so busy looking at other fish and my husband was like I want one of these and pulled me over to the scooters. lol It was such a spur of the moment purchase. Unlike my usual planning and thinking. I typically go out with an intention of buying a certain fish or at least an idea. I never considered a dragonette for a single second. lol

So now i have a question for you guys. It's about flow in the 40b. I have my return pump at 550 now and am running a 425 along the back of the rocks. The front is not getting anywhere near the flow it had with the 950 running. The anemone has moved to the top of the rock which was in the middle of the previous flow, my gorgonian didn't open today at all and my torch wasn't as happy as usual. So clearly, it's a flow issue. What should I add on the left side as far as flow? I have that 425 on the sand almost behind the rocks pointing left, just to keep the sandbed clear and to push stuff towards the overflow to be caught up. Would another 425 on the left side front not be enough? I'm thinking it won't be enough but thinking a 550 would be too much. I intend to stay with softies and LPS in this tank with swimmy type fish. so I dont want go crazy with flow.

What do you guys think?

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I think another 425 would be good, that would put you at roughly 30% which sounds good for softies and lps.
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I always think more flow is a good idea. Ramp that 425 to a 550.
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:55 AM   #155
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Ok guys, thanks for the input. I will add a 550 today, see how that goes.

I'm up early today and have the whole day so lets see what i can get done fish wise today! LOL

All the tanks can use a water change and the 60g is just screaming out for a rockscape. When you make a list of stuff that actually has to be done it seems like so much! lol
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:35 PM   #156
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grrr the lowest gph available powerhead that I have right now is 1000. :-(

Cant afford to go out and gt a 550 so I will mess with what I have. lol

I also forgot totally to tell you guys, I picked up that 6 foot 12 t5 fixture last night. It has new bulbs, but needs 3 so I ordered those today. Just trying to figure out how to get it mounted over the 180 with the canopy right now. Its actually like half an inch over 6 feet.
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Sooo what about a wp10 for the 40b? Too much?
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I have 2 mp40 in my 55...not too much to me?


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With your orbit light. Do you have any other lights going along with it!?


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Nope, just the orbit on this tank.

I ordered a wp10 today and it will be here tomorrow. Gotta love amazon.
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