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Old 12-03-2009, 12:37 AM   #1
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Hey Everybody. Looking forward to learning lots and lots from all of you. My husband and I have had a reef tank for 14 months now.
I can't believe how much I enjoy it. Even researching different questions that we have is so interesting. But like I read somewhere, four people will have six opinions, so it can be hard to make certain decisions.
We bought a 90 gal tank in September, but so far it sits empty in the living room. We wanted to have everything it needed before we got started. It came with compact fluorescents, but being 24" deep, I think we'll get T5s. We'll be filling it with water in a couple of weeks. I think we'll transfer everything from our old tank to the new one, except for the blue green chromis. Those bad boys have to go. It'll be hard to part with the old tank, it's so beautiful. But on to bigger and better, right? Hope everyone has a great Christmas. Tell my husband all I want for Christmas is some live rock :p.
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:44 AM   #2
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Welcome! Glad to have someone else on here from the West Coast! And you're right, OR is beautiful!!!
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:50 AM   #3
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Welcome to AA! Yes, T5 HO would be better than PC. Might recommend the Current USA Nova Extreme Pro, but I would go with the 8x54w version instead of the regular 6x54w NEP. You could also look into base rock (basically dead live rock) to help cut costs on the rock.
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:30 AM   #4
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Thanks for the welcome and the advise on the lights. Will check into it and let you know.
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:37 AM   #5
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24" is at the outer margin of even T-5's. You may need to be careful on your placement of corals in that 24". I think that is why thom was talking about the 8x54w t-5's.
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