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Old 06-15-2013, 01:00 AM   #1
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What coral should i get next?

Should I get a toadstool leather frag or a cap coral frag or a acropora?
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:09 AM   #3
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what do you have now
I have mushrooms. Closed brains. Tree Leather coral. A small Duncan coral frag. Colt coral. And zoo polyps
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:15 AM   #4
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If your lighting is up to sps, try the cap montipora.
What is your lighting?
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:17 AM   #5
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If your lighting is up to sps, try the cap montipora.
What is your lighting?
50 LEDs 3 watts each with moonlights as well
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:23 AM   #6
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:25 AM   #7
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http://www.amazon.com/Marineland-LED...Marineland+led
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:33 AM   #8
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Where did you read the 3 watts each? I couldn't find anything about wattage.
But marineland doesn't have a very good reputation in the reefing world, so I'm not sure it would keep sps.
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:37 AM   #9
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Well generally LEDs are around 3 watts and these ones are super bright and its on a five gallon tank so I think it could support sps. I mean its a lot of light trust me, the light is also rated for a 30 gallon tank.
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Well generally LEDs are around 3 watts and these ones are super bright and its on a five gallon tank so I think it could support sps. I mean its a lot of light trust me, the light is also rated for a 30 gallon tank.
LEDs range in watts, marine land has lots of fixtures that are like .3 or .5 LEDs.
I'm thinking because of the price, it's a freshwater light, that could light a 30 gallon.
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Technically it is a FW light but I don't see why you can't use it for SW
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:56 AM   #12
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Maybe ill postpone a coral purchase for now. But so far all my corals have been doing awesome
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I also think its for fresh water - the watts value does matter in salt water, regardless of the size tank. Corals need a certain par reading to survive (particular wavelengths) I am no expert by any means and there is a science to reef lighting that is sometimes beyond me but I believe this light would not support SPS so I would stick to LPS and softies.
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I looked up par for sps and it ranges from 500-800 and my light supports 990 par according to marine lands website so idk maybe ill try it sometime and see how it goes.
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For now ill stick with my lps tho
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So if I stay with my current light what LPS could I host?
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Would a wave point 6 inch 8 watt light be good for sps?
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sorry that marinland light wont support sps , be lucky if it can handle softies
I started with that exact light it was worthless
the second light you show is a nice light but it don't give full coverage its only 6 inches
I have one over my 37
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sorry that marinland light wont support sps , be lucky if it can handle softies
I started with that exact light it was worthless
the second light you show is a nice light but it don't give full coverage its only 6 inches
I have one over my 37
for sps you would need a light with these kind of specs

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My tanks a 5 gallon though does that mak any difference or no?
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I would strongly go with the LEDs that seaweed suggested but you could also go t5
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