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Old 02-07-2012, 03:57 PM   #1
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Red face 3rd tank aquired

ok i aquired yet another tank and want to go salty its size is

uk gal:17.7
us gal: 21.3
litre: 80.8

question is what is the cheapest way to light it to start off i want corals and fish

any help apreciated its juwel but dont know the model

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Old 02-07-2012, 04:37 PM   #3
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The cheap way of lighting is t5 that will support some basic coral.
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:52 PM   #4
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Congrats on your new tank!
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Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
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Same tank here.
All pond solutions for cheap. Not arcadia quality but does great on mine.
I also came across some half price arcadia series 3 150w units the other day, a store on the isle of man if I recall correctly.
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whats hth ? im in barnsley

wondering if the CFL energy eficient grow lights will work allso carpious how did you setup your sump ?

i have a t8 balast i can use will this be any good i need to make a hood so anything is possible
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the tank and stand were free
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I gotta tek 4 bulb t5 at 96 watts ill sell u for 100 bucks
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I could ship it to u
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doing this really slowly and as mich diy as possible
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Slow is always good with anything. The slower and more time you put into the better the turn out.
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:07 AM   #12
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HTH=Hope That Helps

I haven't used a sump as I'm sure your aware the cabinet is not really designed for it.

I have a deltec mce 300 and some mechanical filtration using only polishing pads and phos remover (ocasionally carbon) and have never had 1 abnormal result during testing.

I'm just beginning calcium and magnesium dosing and am seeing great results with softies and some LPS.

These are what I was referring too:

Arcadia Series 3 Metal Halide Light 150 Watt - Clearance Line - Tynwald Pet Centre

Aquarium Lighting | T5 Lighting - All Pond Solutions

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ye my next question im going to be low on sump space so why is imperative in a sump im talking 1 foot by 1 foot by mabe 2 foot tall is it worth it ?
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