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Old 02-17-2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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Any thoughts on needing one? What type ? Can I get a small one that can go outside the tank? I have a biocube skimmer in the tank right now but it is an eye sore.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:02 PM   #2
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If youre doing your water changes and not overfeeding you should be fine without a skimmer. Are you having any issues with algae or water readings?
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Not at all I'm just having a hard time getting my coral frags to grow.
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Nice tank. Gives the illusion that it's bigger then a 10g. Nice job
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:26 AM   #5
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Thanks Chief I love your 75 g cichlid tank. How many tanks do you have? I really like the led lighting you have.
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Not at all I'm just having a hard time getting my coral frags to grow.
What kind of corals to you have and what lighting?
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:53 PM   #7
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It looks like you have a stock flourescent bulb setup, that could be the reason your frags arent growing. What is the lighting by the way?
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Mushroom and leather frags. With two 8" coral life 50/50 bulbs. And I have a moon light that comes on an hour before lights out and stays on till dawn.
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The moon lights do nothing for the corals, they are just there so you can see into the tank at night.

Not sure how much growth you will get with those lights. Have you checked out fish need it;lights; food;Sponge ? They have 4 bulb lights for a very reasonable price.
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Do you think 20,000k daylight plus true actinic bluelight is enough for a ten gallon tank? I use the moon light to replicate the lunar cycle for the clown fish but I have heard that some coral respond to a lunar cycle for twilight feeding.
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A 20k bulb will be quite blue. BUT I tend to like the blue tanks. lol
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