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Old 11-03-2012, 10:58 AM   #11
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Last water change a week ago. All levels within normal range except nitrates. They were 40ppm the other day but they were at 0 up till then
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Not sure what you mean by freshwater anted tank...
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:10 AM   #13
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The bulbs we use come at different spectrums to provide the growth needed. Corals use specific spectrums, which is why you'll see bulbs in the 10k-20k range. Algae will increase growth when these bulbs age, as the color spectrum changes with time. I'm not sure what freshwater uses anymore in terms of spectrum.

What kind of T5 unit are you using? Did you get your bulbs from Petco?
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Its a SWtank...
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:21 PM   #15
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Your lights are not enough to sustain life for a nem... The reason he said ur lights sound like a freshwater set up is because they are not high output and the brand. U would need at least a 6-8 t5 HO bulb set to sustain a nem.
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Any suggestion on a good light set up? When you say "6", do you mean 6 bulbs or......?
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Any suggestion on a good light set up? When you say "6", do you mean 6 bulbs or......?
Yes, 6 to 8 bulbs... I have taotronics LEDs on my 180g... Look at this on eBay:

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And u have 3 of these? How do u like them?
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And u have 3 of these? How do u like them?
I love them. U can see the results in my thread.. Kio 3.0
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