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Old 03-15-2010, 04:12 AM   #21
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:13 AM   #22
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Hey man what do you think about LED lights in place of T5 or T8??
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:17 AM   #23
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If you have a small AQ w/todays tec. It would be okay. Or you have lots of money. The lights are getting better in leaps and bounds.
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:20 AM   #24
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Im planning to use 5 meters of white LED strip and 5 meters of blue LED strip it should give me loads light and I hope will bring the tank on very well.
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:45 AM   #25
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It all depends on how strong your leds are and how deep your tank is. I believe that "Cree" has the strongest LED's at 1 watt each. How deep is your tank and what brand LED's are you going to use?
"my bad" they have since come out with a 6watt LED. Tec. is coming in leps and bounds as far as LED lighting...
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The LED are custom made, my company use them to light up window display's im not sure of the brand however they are good quality. I think the LED are 2 watt and my tank is 24" deep.

I have another problem, my sump. Not really sure if this is a problem or not but I have been reading about skimmers. Everone has advised me that the octopus skimmers are the best, but they need a 19" by 19" foot print in the sump. My sump is only 15" wide, now do I re-design the sump or is there something that will fit? I am able to have the skimmer department 15" by 19" but like I said its only 15" wide.

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I would do a search on google for skimmers and make a list of the ones that would fit in your sump. Then post them here and get everyones opinion.
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:35 PM   #28
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The LED are custom made, my company use them to light up window display's im not sure of the brand however they are good quality. I think the LED are 2 watt and my tank is 24" deep.

I have another problem, my sump. Not really sure if this is a problem or not but I have been reading about skimmers. Everone has advised me that the octopus skimmers are the best, but they need a 19" by 19" foot print in the sump. My sump is only 15" wide, now do I re-design the sump or is there something that will fit? I am able to have the skimmer department 15" by 19" but like I said its only 15" wide.

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Tony..24" is just about the limit for HO T-5 lights, but you never know.
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:24 PM   #29
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It will be forsure a salt water tank, I have made the sump and im in the process buying all the pumps filters skimmer etc.

I just has a bit of a set back with the whole silicone thing, however now my mind is at rest.

For the sump would you advise on Natural filtration or manmade substances?
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A sump is where you keep your tank equipment like your skimmer, heaters and such. You can also run a section with more live rock to boost the filtration of your system. So other then those the only other item would be a return pump. You could also add Macro algae to help with the nitrates that will build up as your tank matures.
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