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Old 10-09-2012, 11:43 PM   #31
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I think I will just try the Zoa garden with the 'shrooms. Thanks for that idea! I will probably just get te aquaclear 50 as it was cheaper than expected . I will look into the salt to see if it is reef or not.
The AC 50 will be fine, I have a AC 70 on my 30g without any problems.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:43 PM   #32
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Never had experience w/ Zoo Med light fixtures, except for their FW T8 lights that I've used. Don't know how good/bad they are. If you want to keep hard corals (LPS) I'd recommend getting a 4 bulb light fixture. Does the fixture come w/ lights? I've heard and seen of odyssea lights working fine w/ even some beginner SPS, but they aren't really high quality and said to be hot and may burn out fast.
Ok since I dot really know what I want I'll try to explain it like this.

I want a garden like convict has. What lights do I need I make that happen that are on the cheaper side. Also what are those little round things that make up the "garden". I only want to keep beginner corals which I believe are SPS? Where can I find good deals online for lights? Besides Craigslist.
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They are called zoas, wouldn't need too much light or flow. Beginner corals are going to be mainly soft corals/leathers, and maybe some LPS, but most are light loving, so make sure your lighting supports them. SPS are the hardest because they have such small polyps and require more flow and light. Ebay might have some good deals on lighting.
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Ok since I dot really know what I want I'll try to explain it like this.

I want a garden like convict has. What lights do I need I make that happen that are on the cheaper side. Also what are those little round things that make up the "garden". I only want to keep beginner corals which I believe are SPS? Where can I find good deals online for lights? Besides Craigslist.
I would suggest you PM convict (Dino), and ask him about the lighting. He'll be able to help you with nano lighting. And BTW, ALL of us want a Zoa garden like convict's!!! Lol.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:49 PM   #35
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They are called zoas, wouldn't need too much light or flow. Beginner corals are going to be mainly soft corals/leathers, and maybe some LPS, but most are light loving, so make sure your lighting supports them. SPS are the hardest because they have such small polyps and require more flow and light. Ebay might have some good deals on lighting.
Ok thanks, I will continue to look for deals.
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I would suggest you PM convict (Dino), and ask him about the lighting. He'll be able to help you with nano lighting. And BTW, ALL of us want a Zoa garden like convict's!!! Lol.
LOL so true!
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LOL so true!
Ok thanks I have found a cheap good 4 bulb coralife fixture. Now all I have to so is convince my parents that another tank is a food idea.
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Ahh the art of persuasion. Good luck!
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Thanks! I even made a whole page right up about costs and benifits of me owning one. Lol I'm going hard.
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I think I convinced them! I told them that they should give me the money now as an early x-mas present so I can enjoy it longer. They may even let me move some furniture in my room to make room for 3 tanks! (I already have 2)
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