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Old 08-09-2012, 08:37 PM   #11
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Sounds good. I'll just keep my current nassarius snails. I got a recommendation of five for every ten gallons, so that was false lol. As for lights, I'll get two t5 bulbs. Is Coralife a good brand? I was thinking one actnitic bulb and one 10,000K daylight bulb. What do you suggest? Can I grow favia brains and trumpets with two bulbs?
Youll hear a lot of oversized recommendations when it comes to clean up crews. I wouldnt recommend coralife bulbs. I use ATI as do many others. Very good bulbs!

Probably not gonna be able to grow favias, trumpets or any LPS really, better off with a 4 bulb if your looking to grow all LPS successfully.
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Okay. I really love those brain corals so I'll get a four bulb fixture. If you are successful with ATI, i will go with those. I just hope they aren't too expensive because my mom's having me pay for all the equipment and I'm broke after buying stuff for my new 30 gal freshwater. Does the ATI come with moonlights? I'm gonna do a little research on it now.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:52 PM   #13
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Okay. I really love those brain corals so I'll get a four bulb fixture. If you are successful with ATI, i will go with those. I just hope they aren't too expensive because my mom's having me pay for all the equipment and I'm broke after buying stuff for my new 30 gal freshwater. Does the ATI come with moonlights? I'm gonna do a little research on it now.
ATI makes bulbs not fixtures which is what i thought u where asking, so no they dont come with moon lights. Either they will come with your fixture or they you will have to by LED moonlights separately. If your talking about actinics then uea they make actinic bulbs.

ATI's bulbs run around 20$ a piece as do most good bulbs.
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Oh okay. I'll find a separate four bulb fixture for them. Would you recommend two actinic bulbs and two daylight 10,000K bulbs? That's usually the recommendation I hear but then again my tank is very shallow. And I'll find a fixture that comes with LED moonlights.
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The problem is I can't find the ATI bulbs from a reliable website i know. I don't like ordering from websites I don't know because once I did and the credit card info got stolen DX Would Coralife work or is it not a good light because it has many good reviews?
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The problem is I can't find the ATI bulbs from a reliable website i know. I don't like ordering from websites I don't know because once I did and the credit card info got stolen DX Would Coralife work or is it not a good light because it has many good reviews?
Yes i recommend 2 10k and 2 actinic. Also i purchase most all my stuff from bulkreefsupply.com or marinedepot.com. Both great and reapectable sites. I think both carry ATI and i only have good things to say about both sites many people here order from them.
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I'll check them out thanks. Do you recommend any fixtures that will work with the bulbs? And which ATI bulb do you recommend? Coral plus, blue plus, purple plus, etc?
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I think I'm just going to go with a Coralife fixture it will be much easier for me and my piggy bank isn't exactly overflowing so Coralife would be easier for me to do.
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I have a 39g reef tank with a two bulb t5 HO light fixture. I have been running Coralife bulbs (came with the Coralife fixture) and keeping a favites brain coral for over a year with good results. Good luck.
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I have a quick question about cycling. Because I have live rock, do I still have to dose ammonia or should I just let the live rocks cycle the tank?
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