Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 21

Thread: coral

  1. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    ipswich
    Posts
    34

    coral

    tank have 180L +50 L sump

  2. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    126

    coral

    So that's roughly a 3'x18"x18" 4'x18"x18" display (120x45x45cm)..

    With T5 lighting you are realistically restricted to soft corals and LPS. SPS (like the two corals in your pictures) aren't going to do well under your existing lighting. Which isn't a problem, as there are some very interesting soft corals and LPS available.

    Edited: corrected Imperial dimensions<^EDIT^>

    Last edited by Alastair on 2008-08-15, 19:47; edited 2 times in total

  3. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    ipswich
    Posts
    34

    coral

    no is 41 cm deep

  4. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    126

    coral

    It's still pusshing it for SPS to do well unless they are right at the top of the tank.

    What colour temperature are the tubes?

  5. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    ipswich
    Posts
    34

    coral

    i have
    5x10000K white
    2x18000K white
    1x actonic



  6. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    126

    coral

    Good choice of bulbs.. too often people go too blue and don't have enough PAR, the 10kK is a good compromise bulb.

    I'd start out with more softies then move on to add some LPS.. T5s don't have the same punch as halides and their light doesn't penetrate the water as much. If you really want to go with SPS you could plan upgrading to replace the 312W of T5s with 300W of halides (2x 150W 14kK) for not much difference in the running cost.. or wait and see what the LED-fairy brings from TMC (amongst others) in the last quarter of this year.

  7. #17
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    ipswich
    Posts
    34

    coral

    can i use construction epoxy to glue frags

  8. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    126

    coral

    I wouldn't. No telling what it might leach into the water. Get it wrong and you could kill everything in the tank.

    Stick with superglue (cyanoacrylate) gel.. it's proven as reefsafe and cures rapidly in contact with water. Another safe alternative is milliputt or reefputty (purple milliputt) used carefully in moderate amounts.

  9. #19
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    ipswich
    Posts
    34

    coral

    i have http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290217888367&category= 3212&refid=store

    the information on the box is that i can use to glue live corals

  10. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    126

    coral

    Yup.. that's good.. that's the purple reefputty I mentioned.

    I thought that when you said "construction epoxy" you were referring to some sort of industrial compound. I hope you're not importing it from the states.. you can get it cheaper than that in the UK.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!
SEO Blog

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16