Out of the box hybrid fixtures didn’t exist when I switched to T5 and now that I already have it set up, it wouldn’t be worth the money to switch. Plus my corals are doing great without LED. I do have a Reef Bright led attached to my fixture, but that’s more for my own viewing than helping the corals.Thank you for sharing lots of good info. Very nice grows of your corals.
May I ask why you decided to switch from Led straight to T5 without considering hybrid Led-T5?
Yeah, I have a 1/4" custom cut piece of black Starboard on the bottom to protect the glass (not sure how necessary it is). My original plan was a very thin layer of sand on top of the Starboard because I think sand looks great. But with acros I needed so much flow that the sand was blowing all over the place. So less than a year in, I sucked it all out in a couple water changes and never looked back. My parameters are much more stable without sand and I'm able to run my MP40's much lower in the tank and much more powerful. I run them at 90% Reefcrest, Anti-Synch which provides huge random flow throughout the tank. Plus it allows me to keep them out of the way on the back glass.Your tank is bare bottom? I’m gonna go bare bottom on my new tank. Did you have yours with a bottom color or just glass?
No, I like the look of the coraline algae. You could always get a couple urchins to keep the coraline at bay. One of the nice features of BB is that debris collects in just a couple spots, so when I do water changes, I can quickly suck it all up.Does the whole bottom being pink bother you? That’s what I’m worried about as my sand is all pink and I hate it.