Hemmdog’s 90gal Seaciety and 40gal Vale of Shadows

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  1. 12gallonsofhex

    12gallonsofhex Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Oh, that's cool! When I get my resto-mod light I will put my name on the list. I will have to check out that forum.
     

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    so what's the plan to up the par? i'm surprised the t5/kessil isn't putting out more par
     
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    Katrina71 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I use 50/50 for mine
     
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    I don’t know much about the lids, but I do like the Octo lids too. I just bought a little stand to keep my bio lid open from them. Such a practical idea.
     
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    Hemmdog Valuable Member R2R Supporter Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Well my whole fixture is 11 inches off the water. So I could lower the fixture. Except I’m getting 130 par on the sandbed which is perfect for my lps, and my lps are growing great and have nice color.
    It’s the top half of the tank I need to increase for my acros. My t5 bulbs are blue + and actinic. Im thinking since actinic only puts out about 40 par on its own halfway down; it may be worth looking into running blue + & coral + or blue + & ab special. Both those have much higher par than actinic. It’s a shame I’m sending to par meter out today before I see numbers from the bulb change, but I have some confidence that it should get me into the high 200’s low 300’s in the top half of the 90.
     
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    I should of done that lol, it would of saved me a lot of time haha.
     
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    Having trouble visualizing what you mean, pics? :)
     
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    Just my opinion, AB special are a really harsh tube, I would go coral plus.
     
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    Oh really? Ok good to know. What makes it harsh? Just curious.
     
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    IME it is like bright white, my corals hated it, probably gives good par though! ;)
     
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    Hemmdog Valuable Member R2R Supporter Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Hemmdog Valuable Member R2R Supporter Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I see lol. What’s coral plus look like compared to it? They are both whiteish aren’t they.
     
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    Wow so beautiful!!
     
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    No, more of a purple / blue white.
     
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    Thank you ! :)
     
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    My zoa barnacle is really taking off!
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    This is what I meant by the dragon soul looks to be splitting its biggest mouth.
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