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Old 03-20-2012, 12:41 PM   #241
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My bday is in 10 days! Holy crapoly! I hate being an odd number age (31!). I'd much rather be an even number. Anyway, hopefully I can post a picture of my birthday present. I have a feeling it will be that 55 gallon tank and stand. since it will be awhile until I can get saltwater up and running I think I'll move my betta into it. 1 betta... In a 55 gal tank. That's it. LOL! I'm just kidding. I'll probably put some sand and a piece of base rock in it and leave it dry until I get the rest of what I need.

And I've heard that I can use the API freshwater master kit on saltwater but I just need a different color card?
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:43 PM   #242
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Yep, the colors are a tiny bit different with saltwater. Ammonia sample actually gets a muddy green color. lol But for the most part the colors run about the same. Green for ammonia, purple for nitrites and orange or red for trates.
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Yep, the colors are a tiny bit different with saltwater. Ammonia sample actually gets a muddy green color. lol But for the most part the colors run about the same. Green for ammonia, purple for nitrites and orange or red for trates.
Thank you! That's one less thing to have to buy right away.
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Get to save up for an awesome LED lighting fixture
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:34 PM   #245
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Exactly! Woot!
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Expensive! Lol
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Expensive! Lol
I know! I'll probably get t-5's and upgrade to LEDs after awhile. It won't seem as expensive when I don't also have sand, rock, pumps, skimmer, salt, RO/DI unit , etc to buy.
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Depends on what your def of expensive. I talk abotu this daily anymore, but there are chinese knockoffs that people are using in the forums that are 1/3rd the price of other LEDs and are growing SPS under them. They don't have timers or single cords...nothing fancy, but work.
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Depends on what your def of expensive. I talk abotu this daily anymore, but there are chinese knockoffs that people are using in the forums that are 1/3rd the price of other LEDs and are growing SPS under them. They don't have timers or single cords...nothing fancy, but work.
They sell those on eBay right? I think I have a link on this thread somewhere that someone posted. I'll have to be sure to look at it before I buy my lights.
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I'd highly recommend it. After buying a 4 bulb T5HO for my 36 and it not producing/supporting what it should have, that was a def money setback. And those LEDs are the price of T5HO units, so I don't see any reason not to use LEDs. Same money and support for more light demanding corals? Yes please. Sadly, they didn't match my needs for lighting so I spent alot on radions. Def don't regret it though.
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