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Old 03-07-2012, 12:22 PM   #101
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Yes, the aqua lifter had no trouble pumping up an over to the return section of the sump. I am pleased with it, especially at the cost.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:26 PM   #102
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Wow... nice progress!
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:17 PM   #103
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Thanks Jon.

Rock is definitely on the way and is to be delivered Saturday. No idea if the sand is shipped or not as I guess it is coming via USPS.

Might be putting water in as soon as Saturday night.

Just having my RO tanks and ATO reservoir are somehow not very satisfying when it is sitting next to this tank...
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OK, when can you come to NJ and make my tank wiring look so neat?

I run my LEDS at 100% for the 20k setting, using the photo period I mentioned. That's about as close as you can get to near equatorial daylight which is where most of the sps corals originate from. It's really as much as a 13 1/2 hour sunlight photo period in the wild.

Do you have the option of setting the light Kelvin and the intensity?
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:30 PM   #105
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No, i cannot manually set the K value. But I can independently set the intensity of the whites and blues. Each pod has 16 white and 8 blue diodes, so I would guess intensity wise, 50% white = 100% blue, though I am not even sure how or if that translates. I am used to dealing with a single color temp bulb at far less intensity, even on my high light planted tanks.
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I'm kind of thinking you're going to be like me and not like a really blue tank. Seems like it just washes everything out. I'd say rather than 50/50, do more like 60/40 or 65/35. At least you have some time to play with it to find what you like best.
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So is a 12 hour photo period pretty standard for a reef tank? I could do something similar to Cmor and have a 2 hour ramp up period, an 8 hour max period, and 2 hour ramp down. Then I just need to figure out what the max intensity of the blues and whites should be. I really feel like I am going to cook any coral if I have these things at 100%.

I will also have my lunar synced moon lights going at night of course

Cmor, where's the best place to pickup a PO4 meter?
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So is a 12 hour photo period pretty standard for a reef tank? I could do something similar to Cmor and have a 2 hour ramp up period, an 8 hour max period, and 2 hour ramp down. Then I just need to figure out what the max intensity of the blues and whites should be. I really feel like I am going to cook any coral if I have these things at 100%.

I will also have my lunar synced moon lights going at night of course

Cmor, where's the best place to pickup a PO4 meter?
Hanna checkers are pretty accurate. I believe drsfostersmith and BRS carry them. And ramping up and down will also work great. Even if you have the lights on for 8 hours a day, it would be enough but it would be better for it to be on for 12 hours or 2 hour ramp up, 8 hour on, 2 hour ramp down.
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I never ran my lighting more than 10 hours on my reef system. I agree that in the wild it can be as much as 12-14 hours however we are talking about closed systems and we are far more susceptible to algae growth with extended photo periods. I would suggest going with a shorter period and as far as intensity is concerned go with what looks most appealing to you.
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Ibriham pointed you in the right direction. Both are sponsors and the price ($49.99) is pretty standard everywhere. Get additional reagent packets (at least the box of 25) as it only comes with 6.
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