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Old 08-01-2011, 09:39 AM   #101
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That's a good idea... Tnx for the advice. My trates are now at 0. They where 5 about 3 days ago. Guess my cycle wasn't all the way over. Inverts are doing great and the tank is really coming along...
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:03 AM   #102
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Any good ideas about led lights? And where and what to get?
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:25 AM   #103
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im not sure as to some good brands of leds...i have heard some less than stellar things about Marinelands led fixtures...heard they arent nearly as bright as others and not worth it.
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:30 AM   #104
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I've heard the same thing about the marinelands led's. There aren't alot of fixtures that are highly reputable and cheap so prepare for some sticker shock if youre going Led's.

I use LED PAr38 bulbs and they run almost $100 each and they are only bulbs. LOL
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:43 AM   #105
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yeah fortunately for me lighting is not of utmost importance to my tank...allows me to spend extra elsewhere. my lfs has a exo-led 24'' fixture and its 799 (wow!!!) our 6 footers would need atleast 3 of those... you do the math
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:54 AM   #106
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I am VERY happy with my T5's. I may get my LED fix from my next build so then I'll be asking these same questions probably. LOL
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:02 AM   #107
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Yeah, I spent 300 for my coralife. Has a 3 led bar I keep on at night. But yeah, I'd rather get some fish over lights... Lol
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i agree kio, although i love my coralife fixture
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:30 AM   #109
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So my nitrates went up so I did a pwc. Was at 5ppm, all other levels where great. I also order some reef cleaners (half the recommended amount as advised) and the Florida reef rock (15 lbs). My tank is clearing up, just seems forever.. Lol. But hopefully the pwc does the trick.
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Its the sure fire way to reeuce trates
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