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Let there be light!
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Light is looking great in there!
 
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Light is looking great in there!
Thanks! I dont like buying things I cant see in person so I was hesitant. I flip flopped between orphek bars and these. I finally found someone that had a tank set up with orphek bars that was willing to let me see it in person. I was impressed by the way corals looked but couldnt stand the different color spots I was seeing on the sand. I get if the are up high enough it blends but I have a canopy and cant mount the 18" off the water. I took the chance on this one and happy I did.
 
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Par was good on these too! I am just learning how to use them ( little bit of a curve) I used some of the factory settings and measured. I've got a hot spot which I knew I would so planned for that ( hopefully) But the rest looks great. 90w gets me about 130 par in most of the top of the rocks with 250 in the hot spot 90ish on the sand bed. I will probably play with spectrum over the next few weeks off and on before corals start to go in. I am thinking ill start here and acclimate up to 130w maybe. Hoping to see around 200 over most of the rock and 100 on the sand bed.
 
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So clean for a fuge! Won't stay that way long I'm guessing. With your expertise at planted aquariums I'm sure you'll have that looking amazing once it starts growing in.
We will see. I'm having a hard time sourcing the macros I want. So I settled for the Calurpa Mexicana. I wanted the "dragons breath" which I don't think that one is. I'm no expert though. I did pick up a chunk of what I do believe is actually "dragons breath" at the frag swap yesterday. Id like to get some codium at some point, and if I find prolifera I'd pull the mexicana. Lighting is my other issue currently. I was going to use my 21" blade over this but it's still feeding my corals in the 30g. I currently am using a fluval 3.0 plant light. It's got about 60 par at the sand bed id like to be around 100 though.
 

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We will see. I'm having a hard time sourcing the macros I want. So I settled for the Calurpa Mexicana. I wanted the "dragons breath" which I don't think that one is. I'm no expert though. I did pick up a chunk of what I do believe is actually "dragons breath" at the frag swap yesterday. Id like to get some codium at some point, and if I find prolifera I'd pull the mexicana. Lighting is my other issue currently. I was going to use my 21" blade over this but it's still feeding my corals in the 30g. I currently am using a fluval 3.0 plant light. It's got about 60 par at the sand bed id like to be around 100 though.
Ooo you should check out Indo Pacific Sea Farms.. they have all sorts of awesome macros and you can get them along with other types of biome building packs. Idk if they are a sponsor here or not, so I won't link the website.. but definitely check them out.
 
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Ooo you should check out Indo Pacific Sea Farms.. they have all sorts of awesome macros and you can get them along with other types of biome building packs. Idk if they are a sponsor here or not, so I won't link the website.. but definitely check them out.
I have. They have an extensive list that could be available if it was ever in stock. Same for algae barn, addictive reef keeping, reef cleaners, and so on. Might be bad timing not sure.
 

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I've ordered from them a couple times, and each time the added a bunch of extra algae. I'm surprised they would be out of stock of anything if you check out their facility videos. Ah well, gl sourcing what you are looking for!
 
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I've ordered from them a couple times, and each time the added a bunch of extra algae. I'm surprised they would be out of stock of anything if you check out their facility videos. Ah well, gl sourcing what you are looking for!
Sorry you are correct seems they have all their stuff in stock. I was thinking of a different place. While they have a lot its not what I'm looking for, I am interested in some of their stuff though. I cant get enough of the micro brittle stars. Love those little guys.
 

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The unused sad 180
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The build tank.
Went for a kind of nsa rock build turned out a little more chunky. I don't hate it.
I have an idea of setting up a 4'x 18x16 tank to the left for some clams. I have the tank just need to build the stand and plumb it in. Future stuff.
Currently cycling with brightwell xlm and quickcycle.
Nice scape!
 
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Moved over corals. Left the rfas in the other tank for now. I may set that tank up for the rfas or set up a tank just for a garden.
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This is growing in pretty well. Had some cyano break out in the fuge did a 15g water change on Friday this morning cyano is almost all gone.
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