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Is 3 radiong5xr15 enough lighting for softies/lps/zoa on a 180g aquarium
 

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It depends on the dimensions of the tank.
 

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I run 3 xr30’s and a 4bulb t5 setup i think my xr30’s are at 30%. Maybe get a hybrid fixture with it. I got a referb 61” for like $200 from the manufacturer. Which is the same price as the ecotech mounts.

I want to say my par at the bottom is 150-200 peaking at 350 on top of rocks. Assuming you can blast the xr15’s you will probably be ok for lps.

I also got my xr30’s g6 lightly used here for $550 each which isnt much more than new xr15’s


They are sold out of the black but have white available.
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Yah-corals seems fine-just don’t seem to duplicate-

Par was like 50-100 on bottom and about 150 in middle and about 200-225 with what i currently have


Was thinking maybe just supplement
 

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Yah-corals seems fine-just don’t seem to duplicate-

Par was like 50-100 on bottom and about 150 in middle and about 200-225 with what i currently have


Was thinking maybe just supplement

You should be plenty fine for softies and LPS with those measurements. You should look elsewhere for growth issues. Alk and cal stable?
 

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Yah-corals seems fine-just don’t seem to duplicate-

Par was like 50-100 on bottom and about 150 in middle and about 200-225 with what i currently have


Was thinking maybe just supplement
Those PAR readings sound great to me.
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How often is the tank fed? Do you know the nitrate and phosphate level? The lights sound fine.
 
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Feed the tank daily

Tank parameters
Alk 9.2

Calcium 500

Magnesium for some reason 1500 on recent test

Phosphate .15-.2-recently put on a media reactor and dropped it to .03 so i removed it

Nitrates run about 18-24

Use salifert tests and hanna checker for phosphate and nitrate





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Feed the tank daily

Tank parameters
Alk 9.2

Calcium 500

Magnesium for some reason 1500 on recent test

Phosphate .15-.2-recently put on a media reactor and dropped it to .03 so i removed it

Nitrates run about 18-24

Use salifert tests and hanna checker for phosphate and nitrate





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lol those corals look fine. If anything I'd make sure you are dosing trace elements but other than that I don't see anything wrong.
 

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