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Old 12-09-2012, 07:31 PM   #71
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And for the "reef capable" LEDs from marineland, those aren't even good enough for corals. Best thing to do for corals in my opinion is a DIY led fixture
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:46 PM   #72
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And for the "reef capable" LEDs from marineland, those aren't even good enough for corals. Best thing to do for corals in my opinion is a DIY led fixture
Ah okay just curious. My nitrates will probably be a little too high anyway. Just a thought.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:51 PM   #73
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Here's the lights. Very happy with the way they make my tank look, although this is my first purchase of lights for an aquarium. (other than the cheap florescents that come with cheap freshwater aquariums).



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Looking good!
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:22 PM   #75
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I am still trying to decide on a final stocking list.

The only definites are
Russell's Lionfish (max size 10-11 inches)
Snowflake eel

Potentially:
Flame angel
Yellow eye kole tang
foxface
some type of smaller butterflyfish?
some type of larger wrasse?
some type of larger chromis?
some type of larger clown?
smaller puffer?
some type of anthias?

I am striving to get 5 fish (including the eel and lionfish)
So that leaves me 3 more.
I want a fish that won't harass the lionfish, but won't get eaten by him, won't outgrow the tank, and will be fairly hardy.

suggestions?
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:37 PM   #76
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I'm really not an expert in this field of the hobby but I think there's a species of wrasses that can be put in a predator tank
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I'm really not an expert in this field of the hobby but I think there's a species of wrasses that can be put in a predator tank
I think there are a few, but I want to make sure they're not too aggressive. Lionfish are pretty docile and don't swim much. I don't want mine getting picked on. A lot of wrasse are also skinny, so more susceptible to being eaten.
A harlequin tusk would be awesome, if i had a bigger tank.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:16 AM   #78
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Ammonia looks around .25
Nitrites look around 4.0

The tests are a bit hard to read, but I need them to get to zero anyway.
Haven't tested nitrates or PH in a while. I will in a few days.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:05 PM   #79
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Today nitrites and ammonia came as zero, but nitrates only read 10ppm. I did get a big nitrite spike though. I'm going to test again tomorrow.

I decided to take the tank in a new direction though so I'm going to start a new thread in members saltwater tanks, as I am doing a reef.

Thanks for the help guys.
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:44 AM   #80
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Hey! I have a suggestion to make for your lighting. If you're looking to get good lighting go with rapidLED or taotronics. They work fantastic from what I've heard. I ordered a taotronics fixture, not the same name but the same specification
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