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Old 10-07-2004, 03:20 PM   #61
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Just got this reply back:

"If you plan on replacing the plug that it comes with you need something with min 500ma or 0.5amps, and it needs to have a measured voltage output of 5.0-5.8. I use the standard 4.5v 700ma transformer. 700 is more than needed and the actual voltage output of the 4.5 is 5.6. Go to a Radio Shack type place and get a 4.5v 500mz+ transformer. That will work."

Make any sense shelton?
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Old 10-07-2004, 03:30 PM   #62
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Just got this reply back:

"If you plan on replacing the plug that it comes with you need something with min 500ma or 0.5amps, and it needs to have a measured voltage output of 5.0-5.8. I use the standard 4.5v 700ma transformer. 700 is more than needed and the actual voltage output of the 4.5 is 5.6. Go to a Radio Shack type place and get a 4.5v 500mz+ transformer. That will work."

Make any sense shelton?
I did use one of these for my fans, IIRC its rated at 2amps @6v? I think it was half this price as well when I actually went into the store

http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/st...lickfrom=image

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Old 10-07-2004, 03:35 PM   #63
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Do you think that adaptor will work with the Ledwerx light (going by the specs he's given)?

How long is the cord on that adaptor?

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Old 10-07-2004, 06:52 PM   #64
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Its powerful enough, I think the cord is about a metre or so....

Got an email bck from the guy who I bought the moonlights off, turns out its the Magfeeder guy off here (new sponsor!!) He sells them as kits now...

Contact him via http://www.magfeeder.com

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Old 10-08-2004, 07:30 PM   #65
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Steve: Just got this reply back from my LFS who specialise in corals and aquascaping. They want to add 10KG more liverock to my tank, and:-

"To meet your criteria of colour, interest and low maintenance, we
should look at star polyps (pachyclavularia sp.), button polyps (zoanthus
sp.) and mushroom corals (discosoma sp.). To add a bit of movement we could
add long polyped toadstool leathers (sarcophyton sp) and a tree coral
(nepthea sp)"

What do you think - are these a good choice for colour, low-maintanence, and are they hardy etc.? I also don't want them to grow much at all!
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Old 10-09-2004, 01:31 PM   #66
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Steve: Just got this reply back from my LFS who specialise in corals and aquascaping. They want to add 10KG more liverock to my tank
I don't know how much you have now but more is never a bad idea as long as it does not consume too much free swimming fish space. Just be sure the rock is well cured before it's added.

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"To meet your criteria of colour, interest and low maintenance, we
should look at star polyps (pachyclavularia sp.), button polyps (zoanthus
sp.) and mushroom corals (discosoma sp.). To add a bit of movement we could
add long polyped toadstool leathers (sarcophyton sp) and a tree coral
(nepthea sp)"

What do you think - are these a good choice for colour, low-maintanence, and are they hardy etc.? I also don't want them to grow much at all!
The Toadstool is not what I would call colorful really but that would be a choice for you to make. It will get quite large under the right conditions but is fairly easy to frag though.

Nephthea is not a coral I would recommend. They require rather heavy feedings to even hang on let alone thrive and are quite alot of work to maintain. Personally I think these are one of those "best left in the ocean" corals.

Cladiella and/or Capnella look somewhat similar and are infinately easier to care for. They will also add movement to the tank via swaying motion. Both grow quite quickly and are also easily fragged with little or no effort. The others mentioned are good choices and easily cared for.

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"The Kenya Tree Coral (capnella) relies less on the symbiotic algae within it, and depends more on obtaining outside food. Microplankton, marine snow, and dissolved materials should make up the bulk of its diet."

Does this mean it'll need quite a lot of effort to get food to it (the others mentioned rely mostly on nutrients within themselves apparently)? Would you stay clear of this steve - too much work?
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Are LPS and SPS hard corals out of the question? How much more work do they require?
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Old 10-09-2004, 03:01 PM   #69
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What about this one: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...7&TopCatId=321

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Are any of the corals floursecent - will they glow in my actinic lighting??
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