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Old 02-15-2013, 05:28 PM   #11
 
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:49 PM   #12
 
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ummm... blank post↑
will my LED work though, because if not I need to know BEFORE I spend hundreds of dollars on corals to kill.
I was also considering toadstool and green stars. Are those ok? Oh yeah, my bulb is called Kuler Bulb... you can look it up and tell me what you think. Should I have it by the window?
Thanks!
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:58 PM   #13
 
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Hundreds of dollars in a 2.5g?

How many corals do you think you can possibly fit in there? Corals need space. Not just space to grow, but space to avoid both physical and chemical warfare. I still don't think you should even attempt a picoreef, especially with zero reef experience, but if you do, only put one variety of coral with maybe a couple species. For example, you can do a couple zoanthid species. Toadstools can grow massive, and will also release massive toxins, especially when sick which will easily kill everything else in such a small tank. If you've done "non-stop research" you would already have this basic understanding of the corals you're interested in. Also, with the smallest amount of nano-reef research you'd know that picoreefs are left for the very experienced reefers. Experienced reefers will always suggest that a newbie start with as large a tank as possible (typically 50g+) because they're much more forgiving. I'm sorry for being so harsh but somebody needs to. I really don't see this ending well for you.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:13 PM   #14
 
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Hundreds of dollars in a 2.5g?
How many corals do you think you can possibly fit in there?I still don't think you should even attempt a picoreef, especially with zero reef experience, but if you do, only put one variety of coral with maybe a couple species. For example, you can do a couple zoanthid species. Toadstools can grow massive, and will also release massive toxins, especially when sick which will easily kill everything else in such a small tank. If you've done "non-stop research" you would already have this basic understanding of the corals you're interested in. Also, with the smallest amount of nano-reef research you'd know that picoreefs are left for the very experienced reefers. Experienced reefers will always suggest that a newbie start with as large a tank as possible (typically 50g+) because they're much more forgiving. I'm sorry for being so harsh but somebody needs to. I really don't see this ending well for you.
Yeah, I was exaggerating about the "hundreds of dollars" probably most of my coral will be on live rock hitchiking(always trying to find things with'bonuses') cuz I'm cheap like that. I'll probably spend more like 30$ MAX. I have been doing lots of nonstop research on everything else...The toadstools are the ones I just Barely found out about. Yeah, I just saw them on a list of beginer nano corals and they looked pretty so I threw it into my post. thank you SOO MUCH for correcting me though! I will deff not include it. I'm still in the baby steps of my 'nonstop research' as you can tell from my confused posts. Don't worry, I'll still be doing much more before I add anything, but I'd really like to try the pico- can't upgrade, but I'm willing and able to put the extra work into this. I have actually read many stories of beginners sucessfully running picos! Thank you for your honest opinion.
What about small groups of the other corals? Lighting ok? Window?
Thankyouthankyouthanks!
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:38 PM   #15
 
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I can see it now reefing madness! Your post was a big good luck smilie! Before it was showing up as a blank post on my screen so I was really confused!
haha, thanks!
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:43 PM   #16
 
I can't wait to see how this turns out.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:50 PM   #17
 
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THANKS! i'm trying to post some pics of the tank with the diff colors from the LED. It looks pretty good so far... Except that the water is a solid white colour from the sand! I'm excited!
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:56 PM   #18
 
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The author says water freezes at 0 K.
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