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Old 11-12-2015, 03:56 PM   #1
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Setting up a 29g salt tank. Need help please!!

I have a 29 I just set up, long story short, I saved an urchin, set up and emergency 10g, bought a used 75g, decided it was too big for the duplex and too much money at the time to get running. So I used an empty 29 gallon I had sitting around and put the supplies from the 10g and the 75g together.

My question is what type of options do I have for stocking?

Also I need lighting help, right now I have the actinic tube light from the 10g and a new led marine land light on it. I eventually want to do some easy corals. What type of light should I get? I want the iconic blue actinic ocean look, but also am on a budget. Honestly I need to stay around the $120-$150 price, the lower the better. Any suggestions? It's a 29in long tank.

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Old 11-12-2015, 08:34 PM   #2
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very nice start Lexi
have you checked live aquara look under there Nano section this will give you a idea of what type of fish you may like that possibly would work in your tank ,
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Hey! Sorry, can't really add too much in terms of helpful SW info but just stopping to say Hello to Pokey and yourself!


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Thanks 54seaweed, I will go check it out.

Hi Fresh2O, it's been a while!


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Cheap Chinese leds rule the reefs lately.
Haven't heard one legit complaint for the price($80 per unit).
You will need one unit per 2' of tank....
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^^^ run these myself and I love them! I've had great growth on my Cora an they are adjustable.
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Thanks, I ended up getting ocean life high out put dual T5's with ATI bulbs. I got a great deal from a local shop and loved the blue plus color. I am thinking about getting a ultra slim led bar, because I really like the shimmer effect LEDs have.


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Will the T5s wash out the shimmer effect from the LEDs? Just curious. I have Finnex LEDs over my FW tanks and I don't see shimmer. Possibly because of the number and arrangement of the diodes. I have a 26W CFL on a smaller tank and I do see some shimmer.


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I'm not sure, that's a good possibility. I guess I'll find out, if I find a led bar that fits the size I need.


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Yes, they will very likely wash out the shimmer effect.
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