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princesuhaib 04-19-2009 09:46 PM

I just got this, is it any good?
 
48" 260 watt Power Compac lighting (4-65 watt) 21" Straight Pin bulbs, 2 of them are blue lights.. the frame also has led lunar lights

Is this any good? also what type of things can grow in my tank with this? Please let me know!

Thank You

Kellsindell 04-20-2009 06:44 AM

What size tank is this? and you'll probably have the best results with soft corals and few LPS

klosxe 04-20-2009 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Kellsindell (Post 189330)
What size tank is this? and you'll probably have the best results with soft corals and few LPS

yea agree, personally I would only use Metal Halide for SPS or higher light requirement corals, but you could get by fine with softies like leathers, zoas, mushrooms, ect...
perhaps some LPS too

I know my Acans like lower light than my Acros and other SPS

princesuhaib 04-20-2009 06:12 PM

Hey my tank is a 75 gallon, I paid $90 dollars for this, what are LPS and SPS? what do I need to upgrade if I want to be able to hold everything in my tank?

Thank You

klosxe 04-27-2009 04:11 PM

well personally, i prefer the look and color of metal halide lighting with some CF or T-5 atenics, but that light should be sufficient for nearly anything...

any other thoughts anyone?

onefish2fish 04-27-2009 04:43 PM

personally id keep softies with power compacts and thats about it.

Pasfur 04-30-2009 05:56 AM

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Originally Posted by princesuhaib (Post 189431)
Hey my tank is a 75 gallon, I paid $90 dollars for this, what are LPS and SPS? what do I need to upgrade if I want to be able to hold everything in my tank?

Disclosure: I am not intending to be critical, but rather to save you a TON of money.

This is a great question, but a bad question for a forum. The care of corals requires, without exception, that you do some serious research ahead of time. It is critical that you read and educate yourself on these animals prior to purchase. Corals are extremely sensive creatures and their care can not be taken lightly.

The terms LPS and SPS are the most basic terms utilized every day in the reef hobby. This term is almost as basic as the word "water" and shows that you have not taken the time to research your project. I highly suggest that you buy a couple of books, or utilize your local library. Here are a couple of good suggestions:

"The Reef Aquarium" by Jullian Sprung and Chalres Delbeck. It is a 3 part series and is the #1 authority in the hobby today.

"Aquarium Corals: Selection, Husbandry, and Natural History" by Eric Borneman. This book is your field guide to coral care, including topics such as water flow requirement, lighting needs, feeding issues, and overall difficulty of care.

klosxe 04-30-2009 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Pasfur (Post 191521)
Disclosure: I am not intending to be critical, but rather to save you a TON of money.

This is a great question, but a bad question for a forum. The care of corals requires, without exception, that you do some serious research ahead of time. It is critical that you read and educate yourself on these animals prior to purchase. Corals are extremely sensive creatures and their care can not be taken lightly.

The terms LPS and SPS are the most basic terms utilized every day in the reef hobby. This term is almost as basic as the word "water" and shows that you have not taken the time to research your project. I highly suggest that you buy a couple of books, or utilize your local library. Here are a couple of good suggestions:

"The Reef Aquarium" by Jullian Sprung and Chalres Delbeck. It is a 3 part series and is the #1 authority in the hobby today.

"Aquarium Corals: Selection, Husbandry, and Natural History" by Eric Borneman. This book is your field guide to coral care, including topics such as water flow requirement, lighting needs, feeding issues, and overall difficulty of care.


In addition I'd also recommend writing out a plan to figure out what you want to do with your tank. It sounds to me like you haven't identified a set goal for this tank. You might also want to write out a plan with how/where/what/ect you are going to set up your system. That includes equipment, livestock, rock layout, filtration, everything.

Book wise I like the nano reef aquarium handbook
sadly i don't know the author off hand...

good luck!:-D


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