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post #41 of 58 Old 06-07-2012, 09:42 AM
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Also do i need any other type of light except my 14k Metal halide one? What is actinic light ? do i need it? Thanks again for all your help reefing madness
Actinic Lighting is used for color rendering only. You do not need to run that light if you do not wish to do so. I haven't run Actinics in my tank for a long time now. I use 22k lamps.
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post #42 of 58 Old 08-02-2012, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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Hello Every one I'm back from a 2 month holiday in Europe and Egypt.I was diving in Egypt as ive done an open water diver course last year. Ill upload some underwater pics i took soon.OK back to my question- I have everything and im ready to start my SW aquarium only its going to take some time to get the ro system running- and its raining buckets , so i thought id start with rain water and put the salt in and let it cycle and by the time its finished cycling ill do a water change with RO water to get the Water right for the fish and coral.The rain water has 8 ppm of TDS but whe i put it into the aquarium it shoots up to 180 ppm. So can i start like this?
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post #43 of 58 Old 08-02-2012, 09:47 AM
YEa, you can start it like that. I wouldn't add any corals to the water until you get them to 0 though. The fish won't care.
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Now thats freakin awesome!!!!!
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post #46 of 58 Old 08-04-2012, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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also another question about my SW tank.... I'm sure about a pair of ocellaris clown fish in the tank so what can i put these along with the clowns? ... 1) Yellow tail blue Damsel
2)Cleaner shrimp
any other suggestions as to what i could keep with my clowns? anything common would be fine as my LFS has a small choice of marine fish. Thanks again


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post #47 of 58 Old 08-04-2012, 09:22 AM
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Just for the record, you can use any of the ebay sites if you have an account on one.

so ebay.co.uk, ebay.com and of them will work and will likely bring up more choice than ebay.de.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #49 of 58 Old 08-13-2012, 06:40 AM Thread Starter
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OK A few more questions:

1) The tank used to be a freshwater before and so some of the MTS snails made it through the change even though i really don't know how they did it they managed to stay hidden in the sand somehow and now they are in the SW and have been in it for over a week and still they are alive and acting normal??? Can this be??

2) At my LFS in their SW tank they have an anemone which hosts a clown fish and they told me that they only keep the lights on ( the lights are just normal T-5 and they have only like 72 watts over a 200 gallon aquarium) at night and only for viewing purpose. still the anemone looks good and is certainly alive. It stays on the side where there is sun and that seems to be enough for it?? Just curious ( i have a 150 watt metal halide bulb which is currently not working and can only be replaced in about a month - but i don't plan on keeping corals or anemones any time before 3 months so its not a prob)


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post #50 of 58 Old 08-13-2012, 09:18 AM
Nems and such that the LFS keep are not there long enough for the lighting to become a problem. In our tanks it will become an issue before long, one reason is because the LFS don't take care of them correctly when they have them. You will need that light before you get the Nem.
I have no idea what a MTS Snail is though.
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