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Old 08-26-2014, 08:58 AM   #1
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Well this is my first step into saltwater. I have 3 boys 8,10 and 11 and this is our project. We don't have a large budget.
I have my gravity in the target area and the water has warmed to about 78 degrees. We just ordered 35 pounds of live Gulf rock and should have it by Thursday.
At the moment we are just going to use the Eclipse 3 hood and filter and this 29 gallon aquarium. Could someone suggest a decent powerhead for this tank? I know things aren't ideal but, they are really excited to get this show on the road lol.
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:17 AM   #2
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If you're looking to keep corals.
You'll also need a reef compatible light.
Look up "Reef LED" on eBay, we call them Tao panels. They will support anything you'd like, and aren't expensive at all.

As for a powerhead.
You're aiming for 30-50x turnover in a reef tank.
Look at a jebao WP-10. They come with controllers and everything. They have options to provide variable flow for reefs, and aren't very expensive either. I use two of they wp-25 models on my 55, and I love them.

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Thanks for the advice. I ordered a dual pack with twin controller. As for the lights. There are so many. Are there any specifics I'm looking for?
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Great choice. I love my dual controller and that will be so much flow. It's definite that you have success the way you listen.

As for lights. The way the panels work they have two sets. There is the blue/white version, which has LEDS that are blue and white. Then there is full spectrum, which provides a variety of colors in the white spectrum channel.
They will not affect the corals, it's just person preference.
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Yes, this is something I very much want success at. That's why I came here. I'll listen, research and take what advice I can get from successful reef keepers.
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I'm trying to learn about reefs as well.
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Is this the type of light you're referring to Macscale?


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I hope they are because I bought the exact one a few hours ago.
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Yes those are them
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:48 PM   #9
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My live rock arrived. I'm not satisfied with my aquascaping lol

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Wow those rocks are REALLY live! Lots of good stuff on them where did you get it from?
I'd suggest maybe putting both the rocks on the ends down flat, and then putting the middle rock leaning up against one of them, and then the little rock on top of that.


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