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Old 02-10-2004, 10:18 AM   #1
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LR question

I have a 125 gallon and at this time have about 30 lbs of LR but am going to order more in the next few weeks. I dont really want to go reef (not right now at least), but would like to encourage any and all algea and other misc growth. My question is, I have 1 - 10K light and 1 actinic for lighting. Will this promote decent growth on the LR??
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Also, another question is do I need to add any chemicals to my water as well to promote good growth? sorry forgot to add this.
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I have 1 - 10K light and 1 actinic for lighting. Will this promote decent growth on the LR??
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How many total watts of light is it?

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Also, another question is do I need to add any chemicals to my water as well to promote good growth? sorry forgot to add this.
If your not adding corals, more than likely regular water changes will be plenty to maintain levels for coraline growth.
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The 1 regular florescent is 40W and the atinic is 40W as well....so a total of 80W. Is this enough??
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It will not be enough to promote or maintain coraline algae in the tank.
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ok...well my next question would be - how much is needed? Thats what I was wanting to know originally? Do I just replace the ones that are in there???
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ok...well my next question would be - how much is needed?
Typically 2-3 WPG is enough for LR and good coraline growth.

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Do I just replace the ones that are in there???
Either replace them or augment them.
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Ok so I need to augment them. As Im sure you are aware, Im new to this. I want to do this as cheaply as possible and can DIY as Im fairly handy. If I want to add to these already existing lights, what do I need? Do I just buy the bulbs on line and get the ballest where?? Home Depot?? Tell me what I need to do.
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LOL, I am not very handy and tend to DIY myself to the ER I would recommend you figure out how much light you want to add, I would recommend a couple of 6ft NO bulbs as a minimum. And the post in the DIY forum on how to do it
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