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MetalArm3 05-25-2012 07:57 AM

LED Lighting and Jawfish ?
 
I started my BioCube 29 HQI right of the bat by taking the entire lighting fixture off and laying to l.e.d. Strips on the glass. One is blue and the other white, both at 9W each (total 18W).

I'm consIdering buying another two strips of the same type for a total of 36W because it seems the l.e.d fixture don't spread the light as much as I originally thought. I have to position my colt coral directly under it so it grows vertical and not slouched over, same thing my Sps leather (I moved him to the very top, now he's twice his size.

Is an additional 18W to much! Will I see a huge jump in algae growth?

I also wanted to know if I could do a jawfish. Unfortionately, my rocks (35lbs) and sitting on top of my sand . When I put the rock ontop of my sand (40lbs) I wiggle and grinder them down as far as I could. Does that matter, or is any burrowing fish a no go with my tank.

Sorry for the long post,
MetalArm3

Reefing Madness 05-25-2012 10:39 AM

What kind of LED strips are we talking about here? 2 more couldn't hurt.
You can put the fish in, but you need a rather deep sand bed for them. The rocks sitting in the sand wont' bother him, he'll just find a spot and dig.

MetalArm3 05-25-2012 11:49 AM

The LED's were bought locally so there is no information on them (came in plain white boxes). All I know is, they are 9w each and 12" long. I think I'll go ahead and buy another set, could only be beneficial to my anemone when I get one.

My sand bed is a consistent 3" deep (just measured), is that enough?
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Reefing Madness 05-25-2012 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by MetalArm3 (Post 1094780)
The LED's were bought locally so there is no information on them (came in plain white boxes). All I know is, they are 9w each and 12" long. I think I'll go ahead and buy another set, could only be beneficial to my anemone when I get one.

My sand bed is a consistent 3" deep (just measured), is that enough?
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Sand bed depth is close, you could try. Not sure if it will be enough.

MetalArm3 05-25-2012 01:11 PM

Ok, I don't want to get anything that wouldnt work.

Any recommendations. I'm sure we went through this before lol, but I want to get the right bottom swimming fish that's peaceful and easy to care for.
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MetalArm3 05-25-2012 03:13 PM

Update: I was searching on liveaquaria and saw a new fish added. The Sleeper Banded Goby is a peaceful, reef safe, sand sifter for 30gal or larger. I was looking for a sand sifter and think this might be the one.

Are you familiar with this fish?
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Reefing Madness 05-25-2012 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by MetalArm3 (Post 1095039)
Update: I was searching on liveaquaria and saw a new fish added. The Sleeper Banded Goby is a peaceful, reef safe, sand sifter for 30gal or larger. I was looking for a sand sifter and think this might be the one.

Are you familiar with this fish?
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Yea, he's just ike the Golden Head and Striped Sleepers, cept he can be housed in a smalle tank. Your good there.

MetalArm3 05-25-2012 11:31 PM

Thanks Reef!

I'm going to purchase the Banded Sleeper Goby on liveaquaria along with a purple fire fish and crocea clam. Can't wait.

Thanks again,
metal
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Reefing Madness 05-25-2012 11:50 PM

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Originally Posted by MetalArm3 (Post 1095475)
Thanks Reef!

I'm going to purchase the Banded Sleeper Goby on liveaquaria along with a purple fire fish and crocea clam. Can't wait.

Thanks again,
metal
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I wouldn't put a Crocea in there. Not to sure about your lighting. Derasa maybe, they don't need as much light. I don't know exactly what you have there, nor what focusing lenses your unit has on it, don't really know what kind of light penetration your getting. You'll need to watch your Magnesium, Alkalinity, Calcium and Phosphate readings with the introduction of a Clam.

MetalArm3 05-26-2012 12:13 AM

Ok, thanks for the heads up. I was going to the LFS tomorrow (err later today now) were I bought the LEDs from. I'll find out what they think.

I know your recomnend a derasa clam, but won't it get to large?
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