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Old 12-17-2011, 05:40 PM   #71
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Isn't too much light bad though? Won't you get an algae break out and then have to limit the amount of time that the light is turned on?

I think I'm going to go with the fishneedit light.
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:27 PM   #72
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you aren't putting too much light over the tank- you are putting the right amount to keep anything you want.
not only that, but with good water parameters you won't run into algae issues. it's folks with high nitrates and phosphates that have algae problems.
you will be sorry you purchased a 4 bulb fixture. you will be quite limited.
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:06 PM   #73
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Ok I'll take your advise and I'll get an 8 bulb light. Not sure which one though $500 is a bit too much for right now.

I get my new tank on Wednesday!!!!

Dumb question but I got to ask.

Do you use ro di water to cycle new tank or do you use tap water?
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:33 PM   #74
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Tap for leak testing. Ro/di to cycle.
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:13 PM   #75
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Well my light got here and I realized I ordered the wrong sunlight supply fixture. Marine depot was really nice abt it too, and let me ship it back and order another one, so I went with the one that BallinCrew recomended. It seems to be a way nicer light, coming with the lamps and having a built in timmer, and much better price! Very excited, they said it should be here in 4 buisness days! I also have finally moved some snails into the tank! Vey exciting! I'm probally going to get some hermits this week as well!
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:19 PM   #76
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Ok so I think I'm going with this light. Let me know what you think. I'm planning on having mainly corals and about 5 fish.

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Old 12-19-2011, 06:43 PM   #77
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Or this one.

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i like the second one better than the first because the first one appears to have one flat reflector. it's not going to be efficient.
you should really look for a fixture that has individual reflectors for each lamp. the reflector is very important with T5s.
what's the depth of your tank front to back?
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This is the tank that I bought. I should be receiving it on Wednesday.

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changed my mind again I think I'm going with this one.

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