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post #1 of 16 Old 04-20-2014, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Fluval Evolve 8?????

Is the light that come with this tank good enough to grow some easy corals? Are the blue LEDs enough to make the corals colors more fluorescent or will they be a dull colored? Is the filter that it come with enough 2 support a pistol shrimp goby pair? Or is there another small tank kit that is some what cheap, around $60 - $80, and will grow corals?
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post #2 of 16 Old 04-20-2014, 11:43 PM
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I don't think the lights have enough power or proper spectrum to grow much in the coral department,you might be able to have some softies high in the water column.You could be able to mod the lighting.

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post #3 of 16 Old 04-21-2014, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
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What would be a cheap and effective light to put on it instead?
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post #4 of 16 Old 04-21-2014, 03:01 PM
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Have you looked into supplemental lighting such as the submersible marine land LEDs?

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post #5 of 16 Old 04-22-2014, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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I just took down my aqueon 13g widescreen tank cus it was really dull and just all in all not worth it. It was a freshwater tank. But i decided that im going 2 make that the reef. I just also picked up the 24in coralife dual fixture T5 ho. It has the actinic and a 10,000k bulb. Thats 48watts of light on a 13g tank, so 3.5 wpg. I also plan 2 use 2 aqueon quite flow 10s and a powerhead. Will that be enough flow? Will the light be enough? Also any stocking suggestions?
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post #6 of 16 Old 04-22-2014, 05:24 PM
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Sounds like you are going to have ALOT better luck with the new specs. What are the dimensions of the new tank?

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post #7 of 16 Old 04-22-2014, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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The dimensions r 24(long) 16(height) 8(width). It has the same surface area as a 10 but it is higher and longer than a typical 10. But its not that wide which will make it a little hard to do the rock work. Also on amazon this light had terrible reviews but on all the other websites they were good reviews. So could of amazon of been selling just bad product or will that happen to this 1 to?
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post #8 of 16 Old 04-23-2014, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone have these lights????
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post #9 of 16 Old 04-23-2014, 08:28 PM
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I have a coralife duel T-5 HO fixture but I believe it is a 36 inch. It worked great for a couple years,grew alot of corals,but after that one of the channels died. I fixed it with a spare ballast as it was past its warranty.

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post #10 of 16 Old 04-23-2014, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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What corals were u able 2 grow? Any stony coral?
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