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2.5 gallon on my computer desk

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Most of the corals I plan to add are on good size rocks, so I am just waiting till I get the temp figured out to add them. I ordered a fan that I have to install plus I need a heater at night.

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i agree with the 50/50's i have 1 10W and 1 20W in my 5gal and i bet you wont even need a fan. with my lights on it never gets above 74.

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Originally posted by whiterastaboy16

i agree with the 50/50's i have 1 10W and 1 20W in my 5gal and i bet you wont even need a fan. with my lights on it never gets above 74.

 

I have half the water and just as much light. Plus the hood is completley enclosed. I don't mind adding a fan, and heater. I actually like the color that the tank is right now. I get sick of the blue sometimes. I have a 26 bow with 20k metal halides.

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Travis   

These Lights are now where near as blue as a 20K MhBulb ;) Maybe just use 1 10w 50/50 Bulb?

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What is wrong with the two I have? Doesnt 6500k actually make coral grow quicker, than 10000k? I don't mind the color.

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Travis   

I was just sugesting what I personaly like, but if your good with the color, kudos to you ;)

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Plancton   

Hi, I would suggest you to place the metalic interior of a bag o´chips inside the top of the hood, it works as a great reflector.

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jmt   

Crazy. Maybe they don't allow remote linking? I tested it right after I posted and it worked fine.

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catintat   

Wow. This nano is going to be TOO CUTE! I can't wait to see it develop.

 

I have a 2.5 gallon I was going to try to set-up as an experiment, but figured I might have better luck with the 10 gallon first.

 

Does your canopy contact make them or was this a special item they had? I'd be interested in purchasing one myself.

 

Regards,

Alanna

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This isnt something that he makes, he just had one from an old 2.5 he had.

 

Also I am starting to get some algae so I need to get that under control.

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jmt   

It's to be excpeted with the bulb color you have chosen.

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algae doesnt happen becasue of a light bulb it happens because of extra nuterints in the water however the light will allow it to grow faster

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Originally posted by Hannahlyn

algae doesnt happen becasue  of a light bulb it  happens because  of extra nuterints  in the water however  the light will allow it to grow faster

 

You are correct. It also doesnt help that I have no clean-up crew, and also no macro in my fuge yet. These are all things I have on the list.

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lol it'll get there maybe do a water change and algae scrapper your glass for now

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jmt   

Actually, light and light color are big factors in algae growth. Excess nutrients just happen to also cause algae as well. The combonation of both, however, seems to have a synergistic effect on growth.

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Also algae can be expected with a new cycling tank. As I said I am not worried. I have a 26 bowfront that is doing well and it just takes some time. I was hoping to stock the tank this week, but I am very busy at work, and it will have to wait.

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jmt   

Obviously.

 

I'm just saying, I have run to similar tanks (1 with the exact same bulbs) and both of them had algae problems. Other similar set-ups with different light spectrums, however, did not.

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