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Old 01-11-2014, 11:50 AM   #1
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215 gal lighting question

Going to pick up a 215 gal this week ...I have a few regular 48" led lights and a eBay full spectrum led light...my question is if I arrange the tank like my quick drawing could I effectively keep coral on one side of the tank and will it be ok like that?Click image for larger version

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Old 01-11-2014, 11:51 AM   #2
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Tank is 72" long 24" wide and 30" tall
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:57 AM   #3
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You can get other led panels now for like $120 each if you look on ebay. Win them on auction for maybe even cheaper
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I have to get a skimmer for the sump plus sand (not sure how many bags I'll need for a 3"-4" sand bed) plus I am buying 180 gal of prepared saltwater from this awesome local fish store and I was going to use the established water from my 55 gal...I also have to get a return pump rated for a 215 gal...plus PVC to do the plumbing with...I'll eventually get a full eBay led light setup for the tank but I have to get rid of the 55 gal tank (depending on the wet/dry sump that is coming with the tank I might turn the 55 gal into a sump/refeugium instead) and I have to get rid of the 29 gal biocube also which means the contents of corals is either going into the 215 or is going with the 29 biocube somewhere else when it sells...I was hoping if I put the full spectrum led eBay light in one corner I could use that corner to keep the corals alive and eventually upgrade the rest of the lights as money permitted
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Why not just get an rodi unit and then not have to buy water from the store. In the long run it will pay for itself.
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I will definitely get a rodi unit in the future for sure...the saltwater I am picking up is pretty much ready to go
And I'm getting it for $1 a gallon...rodi units are the way to go for sure
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I will definitely get a rodi unit in the future for sure...the saltwater I am picking up is pretty much ready to go
And I'm getting it for $1 a gallon...rodi units are the way to go for sure
Yeah for sure I was just curious whether you were going to be buying it constantly which definitely gets expensive lol. I think lighting wise the corals under the eBay light will be fine until you can upgrade the other part of the tank.
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What exactly is the regular LED light on the left?
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What exactly is the regular LED light on the left?

It's a marineland 10k led 48" strip
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I am also looking for a quality reasonable skimmer and a return pump too so if anyone has a good recommendation for
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