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    Wow everything looks amazing!





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    Nice pics Graham... did you switch completely to LEDS??



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    Thanks guys!

    Nope still 4xT5s and the single panorama strip. That's what I am struggling with now is whether or not I want to upgrade my lighting. Considering AI Sol Blue or a 6 bulb ATI Sunpower. I'm not looking for more PAR, just improved (or more options for) color spectrums. I don't like the look of a 10k to 12K T5 bulbs (even 1 mixed in with my other 3 bluer bulbs) but I also don't like being stuck with a bluer tank all the time. I do like LEDs but the more I see them in person, the more I am talking myself out of them. With a 6 bulb T5, I figure I can add a 10-12K bulb with 4 Blue+ and something like a superactinic and be much happier. Of course that means 6 bulbs to replace each year as opposed to the 4 I have now or none if I went all LED .
    SG = 1.024-6; Alkalinity 8.3-9.3 dKH; Calcium 420; Magnesium 1300; Temp = 76 to 80; pH = 7.9-8.3. Alkalinity and calcium are dependent on Mg.

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    Build your own! Lol, that's what I'll be doing for my 180. Just found out my lfs with be a dealer for rapidled products!


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    Quote Originally Posted by greech View Post
    Thanks guys!

    Nope still 4xT5s and the single panorama strip. That's what I am struggling with now is whether or not I want to upgrade my lighting. Considering AI Sol Blue or a 6 bulb ATI Sunpower. I'm not looking for more PAR, just improved (or more options for) color spectrums. I don't like the look of a 10k to 12K T5 bulbs (even 1 mixed in with my other 3 bluer bulbs) but I also don't like being stuck with a bluer tank all the time. I do like LEDs but the more I see them in person, the more I am talking myself out of them. With a 6 bulb T5, I figure I can add a 10-12K bulb with 4 Blue+ and something like a superactinic and be much happier. Of course that means 6 bulbs to replace each year as opposed to the 4 I have now or none if I went all LED .
    I'll tell you one thing, a few weeks ago my LED lighting had a problem and while being repaired at the store I put back my old 24" T5 lighting. Looked better (imo). more natural. I might have to remove some blues from my LEDs but as it is now the colors are way too blue for my liking.


    Another question about feeding. Do you feed when lights are on forcing your corals to open or will you wait till night time when they're already looking to feed? I usually feed while lights are on, starting with some cyclop-eeze . 10 minutes later my bubble coral, brains, etc. have extended their tentacles at which point I'll feed mysis (or anything else)



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    wow your tank is gorgeous love your setup hope mine looks half as good as that someday haha how big is your tank?



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    Thank you. Tank is a 40 breeder (36"x18"x16").
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