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Old 10-02-2014, 06:57 AM   #51
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You could also looks at te fluval c series powerheads. That's what I use. I use the smallest being 265 gph


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Well it's the same price as the Koralia 1600 but it moves 600lph less..


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So the lights I've chose are 7000k, is this enough for softies or should I pick up 2??


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So the lights I've chose are 7000k, is this enough for softies or should I pick up 2??


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I would recommend shooting for 10000k minimum. The yellow lights in the 7000k range give the corals an ugly coloration. A 10000k along with an actinic bulb are pretty base line for flourescent lights.

What light fixture did you pick and whats your budget? Are you looking at keeping only softies or do you want something that can hande stony corals down the line?
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:18 AM   #54
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I would recommend shooting for 10000k minimum. The yellow lights in the 7000k range give the corals an ugly coloration. A 10000k along with an actinic bulb are pretty base line for flourescent lights.

What light fixture did you pick and whats your budget? Are you looking at keeping only softies or do you want something that can hande stony corals down the line?

I just went with the best value:
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I'm only planning on softies full stop.


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I'd go for something more impressive but I've just seen these Fluval nano led things:
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25000k but they're 130!!


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Old 10-02-2014, 10:24 AM   #56
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Filtering a Nano?

And they're terrible, not powerful enough for even shrooms. You got a link for the first one, I have my doubts on that unit as well.

Edit: neveind I found it, that first ones not going to grow anything (maybe plants, but I honestly doubt even that), look into quality reef lighting, it's usually one of the most expensive parts of set up but crucial
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And they're terrible, not powerful enough for even shrooms. You got a link for the first one, I have my doubts on that unit as well.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00G...&robot_redir=1


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Neither of those lights arenones id recommend. The first wouldnt support softies at all.

Lights are expensive, which really sucks. However, for a 10g I would suggest a finnex ray 2 with the 10000k and actinic combo. It only comes in the 18" and 24" models so id go with the 24. It will give you some overhang, but itll allow you to grow anything at a reasonable price.
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Neither of those lights arenones id recommend. The first wouldnt support softies at all.

Lights are expensive, which really sucks. However, for a 10g I would suggest a finnex ray 2 with the 10000k and actinic combo. It only comes in the 18" and 24" models so id go with the 24. It will give you some overhang, but itll allow you to grow anything at a reasonable price.

Okay, so that's 54 for the 24" which is reasonable enough but the tank is only 20".

I'm not understanding the 'overhang' thing, it looks like it just clips straight onto the rims.


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Yeah, the light is too long for the tank so will hang over the edges
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