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      08-14-2011, 05:57 PM   #45
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LOL I just noticed that.. Everyone on my aquarium forum is rocking a cad lights tank. They rate it one of the best all in one tanks.


Im going to switch my tank soon for the new mini 18g or maybe the 22.


LEDS NO HEAT
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Can those LED light systems put out enough light to support stony coral? I know I had to go HQI (Halides) and a chiller for my last setup but I would really love to avoid the cost and space of a chiller.
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      08-16-2011, 07:30 AM   #47
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Can those LED light systems put out enough light to support stony coral? I know I had to go HQI (Halides) and a chiller for my last setup but I would really love to avoid the cost and space of a chiller.
I haven't really read up on them for at least a year now...last I heard, they were still going through testing with them. I'm sure folks have results by now.

I can also see an advantage in the fact that LEDs don't go bad...so I would think there to be a replacement cost saving on top of the electricity.

As for now, I'm still a VHO (440W) / HQI MH (2x250W - 1 400W) reefer with the chiller. Apparently, I love to argue with my wife come 'electric bill' day.

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Hey guys im setting up my first tank. already ordered a skimmer, salt, sand. Now i need to decide which kind of live rock i want to get. can anyone recommend a good place that sells it online? anyone have experience buying it online? my local fish store will sell it for $4.10/pound for 85 pounds. Also, is there anything else i need to buy to start up this tank? thanks!
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      08-16-2011, 05:44 PM   #49
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^ thats cheap buy rock from the store.. how big is this tank?
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yes less will support lps and sps with no heat . It is the future !
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my tank is 55 gallons. but i also found a reputable place online http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...92&pcatid=2392
i could get 90 pounds for $220...


or i could get this one http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...397&pcatid=397

which looks better
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      08-17-2011, 02:20 PM   #52
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well i buy it in person so i can see what I'm buying. For example.. Most of your rock will be Base rock think of your house here.. Which is the structural part bottom and supporting rock. I buy cheap rock for this and then buy the more expensive rock with nice curves and designs to create caves over hangs things like that.
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Yeah, I pick out individual pieces in person. I definitely paid a premium for the privilege ($10/lb) but it was very good stuff and I got some great freeloaders in the process.
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Would they sell base rock at the fish store?
And they sell fiji live rock. I will just buy it at the fish store because it would cost $140 in shipping alone if i bought it online
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All of mine came from the fish store.
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base rock looks like roundish full rock no nice shapes.
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Btw all you need now is water rock and and sand.. maybe some hermits or couples snails if u want some movement but they might die so don't spend to much. wait around 2-3 weeks or until its cycled.
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Ya don't add any serious corals until like a month
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Can those LED light systems put out enough light to support stony coral? I know I had to go HQI (Halides) and a chiller for my last setup but I would really love to avoid the cost and space of a chiller.

I own a store here in Pittsburgh and have sampled a few LED lights before making a decision on which one to stock. We ended up with ReefTech LEDs these are truly one of the best LEDs on the market right now. Go onto their website and under gallery you will see our display tank on there with 2 month growth shots. Some Acropora species have doubled in size during that time. We have these 2 of the prometheus LEDs running at 40% white over the 75 gallon. The PAR values are outstanding, and the light penetration is far better than Metal Halides. If any of you have any reef related questions please feel free to send a PM and ask.
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Don't get me wrong....I really like the idea of those, but I heard they're a bitch to keep clean.

That 'cadlights' site you list still sporting a 'Happy Holiday's' logo on their main page. Being mid August...I'm not sure I'd trust that site.
YES Zeros are a huge PIA to keep clean. We had one in the store and the evaporation was crazy! Let alone 99% of the fish jumped out.
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still the coolest tank though
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Btw all you need now is water rock and and sand.. maybe some hermits or couples snails if u want some movement but they might die so don't spend to much. wait around 2-3 weeks or until its cycled.
I've always done a 6 week cycle. Man, all this talk is REALLY making me want to start back up again... The CAD lights 50g Artisan looks like a beauty... hmmmmm
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well depending on where the rock comes from ... I usually get a couple gal from a friend to speed up the process and I never had a large saltwater only fresh. could be 6 weeks



cad lights reviews are very high. go led if not you will kick your self later.
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i want a reef tank, but its such pain in the ass. i have friends who are obsessed with this shit, and couple of friends that service them for other people.

i'm just not ready for how time consuming and expensive it is. maybe when i become an old fart with nothing else to do.
Ok, I guess between August if last year and Today, I turned into an old fart.

My newts just laid a gazillion of eggs and I moved the adults into the new 20Gal. I am going to re-use old 10Gal tank for a nano reef, as soon as I get rid of all the newt babies.

Wish me luck
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Here is a video of my tank. Started in August, watch in 1080p!
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