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Old 04-21-2012, 08:58 PM   #31
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Check out ecoxotic panorama led strips, They are a little more than $75, but would look good on your tank and probably support some softies. They are 19w for a 13" strip, and have different color combos, like 8000k and actinic blue, I would be looking at those for a nano tank.
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...5&pcatid=24015
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:10 AM   #32
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Oh wow. Maybe the salt water thing is going to have to go on hiatus for a while then. I just had a filter seize up on my 75 g fresh and dumped a bunch of cash on that and I don't really want to spend tons of $$ now.

Lighting for SW is really that expensive? Wow. My T5 HO coralife for fw were only $30 with a spare bulb!
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Oh wow. Maybe the salt water thing is going to have to go on hiatus for a while then. I just had a filter seize up on my 75 g fresh and dumped a bunch of cash on that and I don't really want to spend tons of $$ now.

Lighting for SW is really that expensive? Wow. My T5 HO coralife for fw were only $30 with a spare bulb!
How long is the tank again? You might have said so before
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:28 AM   #34
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This is one of the cheapest and best lights i know of. Will grow you all low, medium, and some high light corals.


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T5ho's would be good also, if you could use them. They are probably one of the most popular lighting options.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:49 AM   #36
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Ya I think before you buy anything else you should figure out what you want as a finished tank first and then see if it will fit your budget because SW tanks can become very expensive very quickly even on small tanks like yours a finished setup could cost close to $1000 depending how "high end" you'd like to go with it but if you did want just some Softies and some what common stock imo after its all said and done that tank will run you $300-$500
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:57 AM   #37
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How long is the tank again? You might have said so before
12 3/4 inches from the widest part, left to right, and it's a 6 gal hex.

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Ya I think before you buy anything else you should figure out what you want as a finished tank first and then see if it will fit your budget because SW tanks can become very expensive very quickly even on small tanks like yours a finished setup could cost close to $1000 depending how "high end" you'd like to go with it but if you did want just some Softies and some what common stock imo after its all said and done that tank will run you $300-$500
Thank you for the heads-up.

I may just go FOWLR and forget about the reef stuff for now. We discussed transferring the rock we have over to our 12 gal hex and maybe getting a dwarf clown, or a couple gobies, a couple firefish, shrimps... stuff like that.

fowlr set ups don't need fancy $100 lights, right?
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:45 PM   #38
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Nope fowlr can be lighted with whatever you feel looks best..setting up a fowlr is pretty much the same as a FW so price will be a lot lower then a reef
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Nope fowlr can be lighted with whatever you feel looks best..setting up a fowlr is pretty much the same as a FW so price will be a lot lower then a reef
Perfect. I'm sold!

Since everyone's been so helpful I have one more question (rather than starting new threads)...

for the 12 g hex, would a small nemo be ok with a fire fish or two and some goby (1-2?) + shrimp?
I'm not sure how the stocking would work out?

My gf seems to think that clowns will die if they don't have an anenome to host, but I'm not sure that's the case.
Thoughts?
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A clown should be ok as long as you get a smaller one like an occ clown. I would say 1 clown, 1 firefish, and 1 small goby should be fine. She is wrong, clowns dont need an anenome at all. If you do want to add one make sure you wait 8 months before adding because the nem needs an established tank
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