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Old 07-20-2012, 02:37 PM   #121
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is the hypersalinity treatment of new liverock worth it? I've heard it can be very effective at clearing out critters you don't want but i've also heard it's not really that effective. Do you guys have any experience with it?

I'm also thinking of going the DIY LED route for lighting cause of the difference in cost. What are some recommended kits or suggestions to help point me in the right direction?
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:59 PM   #122
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I've never done hyper salinity treatments, jus make sure you trust the person who is selling it to you. Only get a few pounds to cut down on cost and get the rest base rock.

To the LEDs... What diodes would you want? The only reason to do diy is if you understand why you would want to go that route, because it shouldn't be much cheaper if you do it for the right reasons. If you just want a basic dimmable led unit that can take care of all corals, go with a chinese fixture, I can give you a link if your interested. If you want the most color out of your coral, and you want the pros of halides combined with the pros of led. If your going diy, you would really want to get more than just cool white and royal blue, which is what most store bought LEDs have at the moment, other than the sol, radion, and highs end fixtures like that. I don't want to steer you away from diy, because I really regret not doing it in the first place, but it is definitely going to be pricey. Worth every penny though.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:07 PM   #123
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Right now i'm just looking for something that will be able to handle softs, SPS, and LPS corals. I do want to get something that also brings out the colors of the corals too.

Too many options...
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:00 PM   #124
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Well than this will probably be what you would want.. This is just an example, they have more sets that are Stronger..

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Old 07-20-2012, 07:37 PM   #125
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Hey that's at least something. My parents just see the money I spend, I don't think they even like the tank, the only thing they say is, " where's the fish?"
I hear that to much when people see my tank :/ got four fish in a 46g and think it looks perfect but apparently everyone expects there to be 20-30 fish In there haha
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:13 PM   #126
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I'm 7 weeks into my tank. I got two fish and I'm content, but I also about twenty workers. Might get a couple more but that's it.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:23 AM   #127
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With the SW tank i'm actually thinking maybe 2-3 fish. I like the idea of quite a few inverts though
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Even easier on you then! As long as these fish arent huge, that's perfect. Less maintenance for you, lucky!
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:35 AM   #129
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Even easier on you then! As long as these fish arent huge, that's perfect. Less maintenance for you, lucky!
I was thinking a clown, maybe a Goby, maybe a Blenny. The stocking is very up in the air right now lol. First thing i have to do is get the tank setup
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:59 AM   #130
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Started my actual build thread.

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