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Old 08-17-2015, 10:18 AM   #31
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This thread has been cleaned up to remove the off topic posts. Please keep all posts on topic, even if you might disagree with the information being offered. It is up to the individual to decide what type of lighting is right for them.
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:37 AM   #32
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Why would it be up to the individual to decide? If bad advice is given, then its bad advice and should be pointed out. If the individual knew the answer then he would not have posted to begin with.
I can point out facts in the areas I am posting. But I do not see any facts being pointed out by the individuals posting against these facts. They are guessing, and this should be pointed out to any OP.
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I would personally recommend orphek LEDs or a kessil tuna blue a360

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I would personally recommend orphek LEDs or a kessil tuna blue a360

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Those would be overkill over a 10 and way out of the lps budget. The LEDs reefing madness posted a while ago (evo 3 watt ones) would work great for softies/lps. The color is just a little off but when I had them they grew zoas, Kenya tree and a bunch of lps. Actually grew monti caps too but my bn suffered pretty bad under them though


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Why would it be up to the individual to decide? If bad advice is given, then its bad advice and should be pointed out. If the individual knew the answer then he would not have posted to begin with.
I can point out facts in the areas I am posting. But I do not see any facts being pointed out by the individuals posting against these facts. They are guessing, and this should be pointed out to any OP.
It is always up to the individual to decide. There is always different circumstances and different situations involved. In this hobby there is always more than one way to do things. Youe experience might not be my experience. Who are you to question someone elses experiences. I dont agree with everything I hear but I dont argue about it because maybe it worked for them. Whatever you do dont think you are always right. The other guy might be right also. Many ways to do things in this hobby.
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Old 08-17-2015, 04:20 PM   #36
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Well said melosu

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You need the correct light, 2 blues, 1 actinic and 1 10k, you can even get by without using a white light on T5s.
And you can get away with using JUST white lamps also. The color temp is preference.
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Op just so you know t5s need to be replaced 2-3 times a year so a decent led unit will save you money in the long run. I strongly recommend a Tao panel (like the last light linked by reefing madness), they are by far the best bang for your buck, and will allow you to keep higher light corals like sps and nems which IME most hobbyists taste progress to after they get a little experience under their belts.


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Will this work over a 20 gallon high saltwater tank with some soft corals?

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Yes, but be prepared to be spending an additional $80-$100 every 4-6 months in bulb replacement.


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