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Old 05-23-2013, 05:56 PM   #11
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Thanks for all of the info. Probably getting it set up on Saturday!!! So excited. Yah it is bad that I had to sell the dragons. But I really wanted this tank and I'm still going to have to use a lot of birthday money oh well part of the hobby haha! Anyways thanks for all the info
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:24 AM   #12
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Thanks again for all of the info
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:29 AM   #13
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Well patience is the key alright. About the lighting though... What kind of lighting is "the bulb" you'll be using. I ask because low lighting can be problematic even with only live rock and sand, not to mention fish.

I had a system where the lighting was too low and it never cycled correctly and red and black nasty slime algae was killing the soft corals and leathers, which are the easiest to grow.

I retrofitted my latest tank, an Odyssea B60 Bowfront tank. That system had a canopy with compact flourescent lighting. Only one of the two bank lighting system worked (each bank had two 36 watt compacts) so that's why I replaced it with LEDs (a 120 watt EVO system 50/50s), but even with only the two 36 watt 50/50 actinic/blue bulbs I could still grow soft corals and leathers in that tank along with nice coralline algae on the live rock...
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:31 AM   #14
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It is the aqueon full spectrum bulb. It came with the tank and stand. My fish store said it would be fine but if you think I can't then ill get a good light.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:39 AM   #15
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I'm not sure how limited your budget is but id recommend skipping light upgrade and corals for now. Start fish only with live rock with the light you have then upgrade when you have the money to invest in better light.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:52 AM   #16
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That's exactly what I was thinking. Just get a good fowlr tank going then get a good light then slowly ad corals. Would an anemone be able to live under this light or should I wait to get the good light
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:56 AM   #17
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Unfortunately anemones require very high lighting and ideally need to be put in established tanks. They are sensitive to swings in parameters so best to hold off getting one for a while...
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:27 AM   #18
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Ok thanks for the info because I have been hearing mixed things about them so thanks for clearing it up!
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:06 PM   #19
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According to Aqueons own web page the Full Spectrum is for fresh water, "Full Spectrum" probably means it good for freshwater plants. Here's some screen shots from Aqueons web page...



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Also, may I inquire about the dimensions of your tank? The reason I am asking is that you can have my old Odyssea compact fluorescent hood complete with ballast and compact 50/50 lamps, I mentioned earlier if it would fit...
the lamps are brand new...

All you'd have to is either pick it up, or arrange for shipping...
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