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Old 02-14-2013, 10:14 AM   #11
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I've had my t5 fixture for almost two years and it does great in shallow tanks, 18" deep max. Im building my own led fixture though and based on how much surface area you need to cover they are not priced to bad. No need for $20 bulbs you need to keep replacing. Im getting my LEDs from rapidled . Com. How many bulb fixture are you thinking about getting?
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A good T5 HO fixture will light a tank 25" or deeper easily. Don't underestimate them. I do agree that LEDs and not replacing lamps, is the better option, but an individually reflected 6 lamp T5 fixture with high end lamps would work fine for this tank also.
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I agree I was looking at fixtures today I checked out that LED site. If I had 455 bucks for the DIY I would. Mr X what's the best multi water test kit I can buy? I added a pulsating Xiena today and some striped mushrooms. What should I add as in nutrients and I just realized I forgot to dip them
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:27 PM   #14
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I found led's on eBay for a pretty reasonable price
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:32 PM   #15
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You don't need to add anything to the tank for nutrients. Everything your corals need is in your salt mix.
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