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Old 02-18-2014, 02:12 PM   #11
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For the 90 gallon tho would I need reef salt? Because it has the regular instant ocean salt
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:19 PM   #12
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Do you know what your trace element levels are?
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For the 90 gallon tho would I need reef salt? Because it has the regular instant ocean salt
You would be alright with the regular Instant Ocean. I use it in all 3 of my tanks and all my corals are doing fine.
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:16 PM   #14
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Ya I would have to get my trace elements up then but for the 20 gallon tank I have a t5 lighting system with 2 blue actinic lights and 2 daylight lights. They are metal halides. Would that work for most corals or is that to much light?
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T5's and halides are different, but a 4 bulb t5 setup should work great for a 20
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Oops my bad I get all mixed up with all these lights, but the only bad thing is it's a 48 inch light so it's obvs much bigger then the tank
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I've been doing a lot of research in the lighting department for corals, and depending on what type you plan to keep in the 90, I'd look into PAR 38 LED's they are a fraction of the cost of T5 lighting and can screw into a regular fixture from IKEA or Home Depot. I'm new in the hobby so this is completely based off of LFS advice and online research, but I hope it helps
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:42 AM   #18
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Par38's aren't gonna work for a 90. You would need 4-6 and for that price you can get some really nice led setups. Check out the eBay units, I'm considering picking one up to try on a new sps 20g I'm planning
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