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post #11 of 25 Old 01-24-2013, 05:29 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you Reefing :)

I was thinking about a DIY HOB Refugium (with a little LR and chaeto) for a little extra filtration, and ive heard its a good way to administer meds etc?

Is this do-able? or recommended?
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post #12 of 25 Old 01-24-2013, 09:24 AM
Yup, sure can.
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post #13 of 25 Old 01-28-2013, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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so i've been doing a lot of researching on what I'll need to buy to get this up and running asap, just wanted you to have a look at this light fitting,

would this be suitable to corals to be successful?

24"T5 Aquarium Light Hood Four tube System | eBay

Package includes:

1 x 24" Quad fixture
2 x 24W T5 lamps 10000k (Free item)
2 x 24W T5 lamps Actinic Blue (Free item)
4 x LED
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post #14 of 25 Old 01-28-2013, 11:14 AM
Yup, fixture will do ya. Might want to change the lights, if they allow it, get like 3 True Blues and one 10 or 12k.
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post #15 of 25 Old 01-28-2013, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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I'll send the guy a message to see if i can get 3x true blue, hopefully he will agree, whats the difference between true blue lamps and 10k lamps? and why do i need more true blue?
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post #16 of 25 Old 01-28-2013, 02:47 PM
The blue penetrates the water more than white light does. Your tanks needs more of that wave length than the white light. I use 22k halides in my tank.
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post #17 of 25 Old 01-29-2013, 04:08 AM Thread Starter
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what sort of timing cycle would i need to set up for the different type of lights?

im guessing the LED's come on during the night (9pm - 9am for example) but what about the true blue and 10k?
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post #18 of 25 Old 01-29-2013, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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post #19 of 25 Old 01-29-2013, 09:29 AM
Koralia is good, ditch the filter.
As for lighting times, having them on depending on the tank, Reef or Fish, you should have them on anywheres from 8-12 hours. Like blue lights on 2 hours before and 2 hours after the rest of the lighting. But its up to you really.
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post #20 of 25 Old 01-29-2013, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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thank-you for your help reefing, you the man!

what about the moon led's, they on during the night? or they the ones 2 hours before and after?
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