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    I think it's safe to say we all have our preferred approach to setting up the lighting on our tanks

    Kolognekoral, what type of lighting do you use on your tank and what type of corals do you keep ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff
    I think it's safe to say we all have our preferred approach to setting up the lighting on our tanks

    Kolognekoral, what type of lighting do you use on your tank and what type of corals do you keep ?
    Cliff,

    quite true! As they say, to each there own. I use an Illumina SR260 and have all kinds of corals; acros, pocilliporids, goniopora, favids and montis. Since switching over from halides/T5s, my corals have never looked better. I used to use 14K with actinics, after trying 10K to 12K, which were way too white (yellow).

    Jamie
    Jamie Vande
    Cologne

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    I would love to see some pics.

    Please post some if you can / have the time

    I love looking at how others have stocked there reef tanks. I always get some ideas of how to stock or improve my tanks.

    cheers
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff
    I would love to see some pics.

    Please post some if you can / have the time

    I love looking at how others have stocked there reef tanks. I always get some ideas of how to stock or improve my tanks.

    cheers
    I hope to take some shots this weekend. I'll certainly post some. I got myself a new camera, but still have to learn to use it properly.

    Jamie
    Jamie Vande
    Cologne

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    Glad that more people are interesting in comparing all of these light, here is my conclusion:

    METAL HALIDE

    ~Pros
    -SUPER intense
    -Able to keep any coral/invert.
    -Don’t take a lot of canopy space

    ~Cons
    -Create a lot of heat!
    -Consume vast amounts of power
    -Raises electric bill most
    -Can not touch the bulb
    -Less Colors to choose from if only have one
    -Cost the most $$$
    -You rely on one bulb (sometimes)

    T5

    ~Pros
    -Less expensive then MH
    -Don’t generate as much heat as MH
    -Cost less then MH
    -More color to choose from
    -Don’t consume as much power as MH
    -Can keep most corals
    -You can touch the bulbs
    -If more than two different bulbs, you can simulate dawn and dusk

    ~Cons
    -Not as intense as MH
    -You have more than one bulb to worry about
    -Choosing the right bulb can be difficult at time

    PC

    ~Pros
    -Not as expensive
    -Can keep some corals (depends on a lot)
    -Replacement is not as expensive
    -Great for FOWLR

    ~Cons
    -Not as intense as MH or T5
    -Cannot keep high light corals (sometimes)
    -Specific Color you want is hard to find

    LED

    ~Pros
    -No need to replace for up to 5 years
    -Create very little heat
    -Are not as bulky or big as MH or T5
    -There LEDs! I mean c'mon! That’s awesome!
    -Can keep a large amounts of different kinds of coral
    -All the colors just explode and they are sweet.


    ~Cons
    -expensive at starting

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    the only con i would add to the led is: height above tank needed for full spread.- or is this a myth?
    10G Algae tank-The Nano was moved to the 55G
    55G Reef-
    55G FOWLR-soon
    55G Coral only-soon
    150G-reef/ fowlr? Soon
    75G predator tanksoon

    DIY live rock

  7. #27

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hpimichael02
    the only con i would add to the led is: height above tank needed for full spread.- or is this a myth?
    If you get a good quality LEDs, it will be a myth. I originally started with my LEDs about 4" above the tanks. I raised them higher only because I was scared that I would splash water on them by accident. The only difference was the intensity of the light. I compensated for that by adjusting the lights to be brighter with the controller.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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