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Seeking testing and all other advice for my 10 gal. nano reef

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Seeking testing and all other advice for my 10 gal. nano reef
Old 10-24-2010, 01:32 AM   #11
 
The light bulb says HELICAL 26w 120VAC 60Hz 390mA...I don't know what that means, but I have 2 of them in a regular 10 gallon tank hood
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Old 10-24-2010, 05:40 PM   #12
 
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hmmmm

well i am not sure on the kelvin rating but it seems to have done well so far...do you have room for more...as in a glass top thet you can rest another light fixture ontop...this will allow for a wider variety of corals ....not important if you cant ...then you can stick with differnt soft corals and various non photosynthetic coral...as well as mushrooms...
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:39 PM   #13
 
So what kind of bulb would be 6500K? did you mean per bulb? All i really want is soft corals. Would i be able to have any polyps? I don't have a glass top right now. As soon as i get the money i'm going to try and get one and some of those shrimp because now i have 8 aptasia. Should i have more than 1 hermit? Also sorry to load u with questions but can you tell me how to edit my aquariums on here? I have a 55 gallon freshwater that i would also like to add. Thanx so much :)
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:27 PM   #14
 
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i believe you had mentioned before that you had compact flourecent bulbs rated at 2700K....this is leaning tward the warm or red color spectrum......the 6500K shouldnt be too expensive and tend to be more twords the blue spectrum...wich would be more ideal in your situation until you can get tubes that can be rated 10000K pluss....i have used the 6500K compacts and kept mushrooms and some palythoas...oh and i got my CFLs at the home depot...once again there are better CFLs made by coral life and such but the price change out wieghs the light output...
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:32 PM   #15
 
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hermits

you can add more but remember as the natural occuring foods such as algaes and copapods start to deminish you will have to compensate with other foods...this is fine but remember more food more animal more waste....so i wouldnt get more than a few without checking water chemistry and making sure there arent crowded conditions that may stress other inhabitants out...but then again in one of my nanos i have 7 snails , 15 hermits ,emerald crab,coralbanded shrimp,a pair of gobies, macro algaes, lotsa mushrooms , and some other corals such as pavona....i do weekly water changes and make sure everyone eats and has shells ...it works for me ...i dont recomend it i am just saying it is possible...
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:35 PM   #16
 
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to add an aquarium go to your aquarium log at the top goto bar...then below your previous aquarium there should be a button thet allows you to post more....
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:59 PM   #17
 
Thanx so much. That really helps me alot. I will definately keep everything updated as i progress and hopefully will be able to take better pictures :)
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:02 AM   #18
 
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thats what i want to hear...drop me a line if you got more Qs
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:58 AM   #19
 
I did a 10% water change today and moved my tree to the top of my LR closer to the light and it is standing up now and looking better still don't think it's attached itself tho.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:49 PM   #20
 
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softies

when i want a soft coral to atach i put it in a see through plastic cup thats food safe or chemicaly inert as to not leach into the water.....put a rock or coral rubble in the cup and put it some were that it wont be disturbed....give it some time and it will adhere...it is i little unsightfull but it is the best way...
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