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Old 08-11-2012, 11:03 AM   #121
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I'm using a "toms aquarium perch light" that I got from amazon on my 7 gallon nano.
So far everything is doing well, pulsing xeina, star polyps, mushrooms are all growing well.
Even the candy cane coral I put in is doing well after about two weeks.
Cheek it out.

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Old 08-11-2012, 11:39 AM   #122
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Thanks for that link. I'd rather go with LED though.

What is y'alls opinion on this one?

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=35237396971
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:51 AM   #123
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It's only 3.8 watts, so that'd be like softies and maybe really low light lps. Do you like DIY?
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:29 PM   #124
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You should check these out:

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=02042547212

Hopefully that link works. I'm typing this from my iPhone. I use the bigger 20 bulb fixture for my 10 gallon reef and it's perfect. The smaller one should work great for a 5 gallon.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:37 PM   #125
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You should check these out:

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=02042547212

Hopefully that link works. I'm typing this from my iPhone. I use the bigger 20 bulb fixture for my 10 gallon reef and it's perfect. The smaller one should work great for a 5 gallon.
What is in your 10 gallon? That's definitely more of the type of fixture you would be looking for.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:43 PM   #126
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http://www.rapidled.com/06-solderless-led-retrofit-kit/

This is more expensive and you'd still need to buy a heat sink and a bit of diy (not much I swear), but it would be perfect for your system, you could keep whatever you wanted. It says there is only 6 LEDs, but these are 3 watt LEDs, which are the normal thing in reef led lighting. You could choose whatever LEDs you want and the ratio with them. For More money, there is also a dimmable one.
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:02 PM   #127
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Yea my light fixture uses the 3 watt bulbs and I've got 20 individual lights. So I'm getting 60 watts for 10 gallons. Not bad for a light under $100! I've got softies and different types of polyps right now. Once tank matures I'll be looking to add some hard corals.
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:31 PM   #128
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Yea my light fixture uses the 3 watt bulbs and I've got 20 individual lights. So I'm getting 60 watts for 10 gallons. Not bad for a light under $100! I've got softies and different types of polyps right now. Once tank matures I'll be looking to add some hard corals.
Yeah, my 30 has 120w and was 200$ so that's pretty accurate. I love mine, wish it had a bit more variety of led instead of just two colors though.
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:51 PM   #129
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http://www.rapidled.com/06-solderless-led-retrofit-kit/

This is more expensive and you'd still need to buy a heat sink and a bit of diy (not much I swear).
I'd probably kill myself putting that together. Lol!!
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:53 PM   #130
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You should check these out:

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=02042547212

Hopefully that link works. I'm typing this from my iPhone. I use the bigger 20 bulb fixture for my 10 gallon reef and it's perfect. The smaller one should work great for a 5 gallon.
The size is good.

So I'd be able to grow zoas, frogspawn, gsp... What about a worm brain? And a flowerpot? Cause I want those too.
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The size is good.

So I'd be able to grow zoas, frogspawn, gsp... What about a worm brain? And a flowerpot? Cause I want those too.
I'd wait on the flowerpot because they dont usualy do the best in aquariums
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Old 08-11-2012, 05:33 PM   #132
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Those corals seem fine, however I would def go about adding them slowly. If the polyps and lps does well then try out a brain coral. The brains usually require quite a bit of light so I'd take it slow and see how the others do before adding such a light dependent coral.
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Those corals seem fine, however I would def go about adding them slowly. If the polyps and lps does well then try out a brain coral. The brains usually require quite a bit of light so I'd take it slow and see how the others do before adding such a light dependent coral.
Thank you. I'll be taking it very very slowly. Probably be awhile before I get the light.
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What was the stock light you'll be using until you upgrade?
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I'm not using a light until I get that light we are talking about. This tank is still in the planning stage. I'll be filling it soon and cycling it but no corals until I get the LED's. After its cycled I'll probably just get a shrimp and a few snails.
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I've had no success with my flowerpot. I don't understand.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:35 AM   #137
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I've had no success with my flowerpot. I don't understand.
They are very fragile and If I was to bet, I'd say there is something they specifically need (mineral or something) that isn't in our salts. Or maybe it's something they don't want that's in our salts..
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I'm going to the store to buy my RODI water! I'll have saltwater in my tank soon!



So can I use ammonia to cycle with? What kind of ammonia? I'll see if they have any and maybe begin the cycle tomorrow.
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I personally don't like to use straight ammonia for cycling purposes. Just add your live rock and let the live rock start the cycle.
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I personally don't like to use straight ammonia for cycling purposes. Just add your live rock and let the live rock start the cycle.
I'm not getting live rock though. I can just buy a shrimp I guess.
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