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Old 11-18-2009, 03:50 AM   #11
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yea i am more of a wavy tentical coral person lol but it does look nice which costs more lps or sps
That depends, there are some pretty pricey lps, when you get into certain lps like Acans, Scolys and Chalice, but those don't have wavy tenticals. Typically the wavy tentical corals are on the cheaper side. I started off liking them to best too and whenever people who are not fish tank people see my tank, they always tend to like the wavy lps or wavy toadstool. But, now I'm to a point where, it wouldn't suprise me if someday I took out my wavy lps and toadstool. Sometimes my sps frags fall into the torch, killing the sps. Also the toadstool can release toxins in the water which inhibit sps growth.
With that said, there are some pretty cool lps tanks out there and they are much easier to keep.
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:04 AM   #12
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cool yea i have three toadstools in my 55 with my frogspawm hammer galaxy which is a lps i think right? zoas xenia kenya tree mushrooms i dont have any probs out of any of it except i tried a torch once and both torch and biggest toadstool got sick at same time but i love the lps and am happy with them right now on my to get coral list is duncans gsp diffrent xenia more zoas snd mushrooms and a bigger frogspawn soall lps and easy corals....
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:42 PM   #13
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AquaticLife T5 HO Aquarium Lighting System - 8 T5 HO and 6 Lunar - 72 in. | T5 Lighting | Lighting Systems | Aquarium - ThatPetPlace.com wat about this system its t5 ho lights
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:50 PM   #14
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Over my price limit of $350. However, it is a nice system. Should give more than enough coverage, although coralifes will be cheaper. That fixture should be fine for most if not all corals. Just no clams.
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:00 PM   #15
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alright iam going to try for it over the power compacts but bills have to be paid first if i have money left then i will get it....
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so you do think the t5 ho system i posted is good for my 6ft tank for corals right because if so i willbe buying it next week unless funds drop then its the power compacts again...
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hey guys look at the wats on this compared to the wats on the pc does watts per gallon not matter anymore?
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hey guys look at the wats on this compared to the wats on the pc does watts per gallon not matter anymore?
Watts per gallon rule of thumb is a bad judgement of light. The PAR level the light puts out is much more important. The ultimate light is Metal Halides or T5 with individual reflectors. But if you only want LPS, then I think either system you chose will work.
I doubt this system you linked http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/prod/242488/product.web has individual reflectors but probably is still better PAR than the power compacts.
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