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Old 10-07-2012, 09:36 PM   #81
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Snails are unavoidable in saltwater, sorry... Lol. The are the work horses of the tank. Also, per you're list, you should consider tossing the hydrometer off your list now because you will do it later when you figure out it is a waste of time and highly inaccurate. What you will need is a refractometer.

In my opinion, if you are truly going to get into this, you cannot hold back on you components. This is where a lot of people fail. I like the comment about getting a book, you may know how to keep freshwater, but now your getting into a hole new realm.

The taotronics can keep plenty of corals alive, but I they are not dimmable, you will have a bleaching issue and hurt or kill a lot of corals.
I've heard good things so far about the Taotronics lights as well. I'm converting my FOWLR to a reef and from what I can tell your two most important equipment are probably your lights and protein skimmer. If you will call a few of your local LFS they may have some great deals on used skimmers. As mentioned above, Craig's list is a good source as well!
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:24 PM   #82
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Guys what do u think about rapidled.com they sell DIY led kits do u think it will be good for coral
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:17 PM   #83
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How much watts should the light have per gallon of my tank if I'm thinking of many corals and many different fish?
I say 2-3 for softies 3-5 for SPS but some may dissagree
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How much watts should the light have per gallon of my tank if I'm thinking of many corals and many different fish?
Watts are not as important as par readings some 120w leds have higher par than 250w halides
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I'm gonna go with 3 taotronics led dimmable panels for my 100 reef that I'm going to get going soon. The gfo reacter looks like something I should look into.
And idk about that website, some of that stuff looks way to cheap.
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I'm greeting my lights from rapidled.com there's a DIY kit called 48 solder less led kit dimmable for 385 plus another $240 o stuff I need for it so about 624 bucks
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I'm going to try to find out
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I'm going to buy this led kit it's on

http://Www.rapidled.com/copy-of-48-s...-retrofit-kit/
Does anyone know the parameters of this kit?
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http://Www.rapidled.com/copy-of-48-s...-retrofit-kit/
That's the kit does anyone know the parameters it makes?
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It's 500w halides is that good for my tank ? And for corals?
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