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    So I'll start a journal to keep everything in one spot. I asked about lighting in another thread with no response I'm looking at getting the I believe its 34"-42" LED current marine light I think it would be worth the investment having so much customization and having the added lifetime of LED vs T5 ballast lights. Has anyone used these before on a reef tank? Also is the size is suitable for a 40?

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    The filtration plan is to setup a sump underneath with a 20long. Not sure about all the details but it will include a refugium and various water flows through different sections of various media and various amounts of water flow to maximize dentrification. I'll be doing a mix of live/dry rock I have someone at work helping me out also and he suggested to seed dry rock its cheaper this way. Still trying to learn and understand everything luckily there is not to to much difference between fresh vs salt besides salinity and what not.

    The notes cliff wrote up in the saltewater beginners section will help tremendously if anyone is looking for info.
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    Congrats on starting the new setup.
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    Good luck with the new setup! I'll be following along.

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    Thanks guys pretty excited! I think I'll go to petsmart first to get the 40 and 20 they have pretty much the same deal right now

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    I'm really excited for you, Joe This tank is going to be so much fun to follow. Good luck and have fun while you learn and plan.
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    I'm so jelly! Congrats on the SW adventure!

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    There is a Current Satellite Marine LED which is kind of pricey

    https://www.amazon.com/Current-USA-O...urrent+usa+led

    and Finnex has a comparable one scheduled for release 11/1/16 at less than half the price.

    https://www.amazon.com/Finnex-VL-MA3...x+marine+36%22

    There are also ones without the 24/7 mode as lesser cost

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    Nice I'll have to research the finnex now thanks Sue!



    I called Petco they have two 20's left so after work I'm heading there to get the 20 and 40 before the sale ends

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluewaterBoof View Post
    I'm so jelly! Congrats on the SW adventure!
    Thanks bro ;)

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