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Old 02-07-2012, 04:21 PM   #11
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You can add whatever macro algae you like. I have live rock, sand, cheato and some caulpera in my refugium.
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:21 AM   #12
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for the lighting i need 4 bulbs 65 w how would u divide the the bulbs up 2 10000k with 2 420nm or do 5050
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:27 AM   #13
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For a reef tank i would go with 2 actinics and either 2 10k or 2 14k. The blue will kinda wash out the yellow from the whites.
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Ok thanks do I need to get coralife bulbs or can I get knockoffs? Also
where is the best place to get them
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:46 AM   #15
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Your best bet is to buy quality bulbs. You can try:

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Check out some of those sites and see what you can find.
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:57 AM   #16
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get some ATI (Brand) bulbs dont waste your time or money on any other brand imo
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120$ in bulbs
Would I be better of buying a t5 light fixture
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:20 AM   #18
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on the bright side you won't have to change the bulbs til next year.
new fixtures generally come with crappy bulbs which you will most likely want to replace anyway. I use ATI bulbs over all my tanks and really like them.
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You get what you pay for and ati bulbs are quality and last a year which isn't that expensive if you think of the importance of them.
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For ATI bulbs I would go with bulk reef supply. in fact if you sing up for the group buy i set up for next week you can save a buck or two on each bulb.
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