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Old 12-20-2010, 12:16 AM   #31
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thanks cmor! and mr.x!
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:52 AM   #32
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hye skratchiechan...
if u have more budget, why dont u get some refractometer to replace the swing arm hydrometer..???its more accurate then the hydrometer....
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:15 AM   #33
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so I've heard
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:20 AM   #34
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i dunno where u can get those in your country but i heard that u can find it from ebay....u will need a refractometer in future in case u need to do hyposalinity....
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:50 PM   #35
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my lfs has the 48 in aquaticlife fixture (4bulb w/ LEDs) for $330. I was wondering if this is good for corals? I know you guys are saying 6 to 8 bulbs but is this ok?
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:51 PM   #36
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it's ok if you don't mind limiting yourself.
your just going to have to be careful about what corals you choose.
it's not a bad price for the fixture, although i'm not sure about the quality of those. i've never owned one. they are a relatively new manufacturer.
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gotta another question. you need 1lbs of lr/ gallon... so is that actual gallon of the tank? or actual water volume?
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That's per tank empty volume. For a 60 gallon tank you want 60 - 120 pounds of rock. Pacific coral rock is very light and porous so 1 pound per gallon will give the same or more surface area as 2 pounds of dense Caribbean rock.
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I have 37 lbs of LR in there now and seems like there is no more room... how can I add more? build it up?
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:23 PM   #40
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here is a sand bed calculator-
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i see plenty of room in that tank.
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