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    Quote Originally Posted by newlyreefd View Post
    Attachment 45120If you go back to the 40B, here is my LED light fixture over my 40B. From Reef Radiance, the Lumentek Pro 180 fixture. Great, controllable, bright fixture. Check them out. Excellent customer service also.
    Did you have them change the optics, or is that the standard 90 degree reflectors? I just looked on their website, and that looks like a smoking deal! I didn't see if it was compatible with the Apex controler on their website. I guess It wouldn't have to run through the Apex, but I was curious if it was an option.

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    They are the 90 degree optics and it is not apex controllable.
    Quote Originally Posted by nh murph View Post
    Did you have them change the optics, or is that the standard 90 degree reflectors? I just looked on their website, and that looks like a smoking deal! I didn't see if it was compatible with the Apex controler on their website. I guess It wouldn't have to run through the Apex, but I was curious if it was an option.

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    Have not read the thread, but here is my input for a first setup

    40g breeder tank *** Go larger, perhaps a 75 gal. Bigger is more stable and buy as much live rock as can afford
    20g long tank for the sump. Could go up to a 30g
    DIY steel framed stand
    DIY LED lighting
    BRS 5 stage plus RO/DI 75gpd
    Reef Octopus NWB 150 6" skimmer
    Reef Octopus CR1000 calcium reactor or Maybe a doser instead ***** Avoid dosing and CaRx until need it and experienced.
    2 Jeboa 6000 pumps... 1 to run the sump return, then 1 to run manifold for accessories
    Reefkeeper Lite Plus controler
    Cobalt Aquatics Neo Therm 200W heater ***** I like unbreakable heaters
    Phosban 150 for GFO *** This is fine, but should not need if you do water changes and do not overfeed
    Power heads... Still undecided. **** Jaebo are excellent bang for the buck Ozone maker (open to suggestions) ***** Same as dosing, this is very advanced and only needed for solving problems
    ATO system (open to suggestions) ***** I like JBJ
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    Reeferman069 has a 360g walkaround tank!
    I luv the look of show tanks myself. (Talls)
    Yes touch tanks or shallow reefs r kool. I just prefer the rock and reef and some water body above it.
    My 120g 4x2x2' is turning into a nice reef, I think. Yes a PITA to reach the bottom. I am on tippy toes lol.

    Keep us posted! Exciting thing, a new tank and its owner
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    Quote Originally Posted by nh murph View Post
    Did you have them change the optics, or is that the standard 90 degree reflectors? I just looked on their website, and that looks like a smoking deal! I didn't see if it was compatible with the Apex controler on their website. I guess It wouldn't have to run through the Apex, but I was curious if it was an option.
    I run the Kessil A360WE which are controllable with the Apex, I love them!

    I also have the Evergrow fixture on another tank as well and they run side by side. The color difference is remarkable, but the Evergrows are still decent lights.

    I originally got the controllable Kessil A360 so I can have the sunset/sunrise feature. It is a cool feature, but the sunrise/sunset is set to such a slow rate that I don't stick around my tank long enough to notice it. So you can save $100 if you get the Kessil A350's instead.

    Since you aren't planning to set up your tank until the Winter, I plan on setting up a Radion on another smaller tank. I can send you side by side by side pictures if you want to see.
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    The Jebao mp25 are awesome! I have them on the lowest setting in my 75g (4' long) and it still reaches the corals on the other side of the tank. (Mike suggested this to me as well, great advice. Thanks Mike!)

    For the GFO/Carbon Reactors, I would recommend the BRS ones. The media cartridges are removable and this makes rinsing the carbon/GFO easier. I just toss the media-filled cartridge into a bucket of RO/DI and run water through them. With that said, I also use the Phosban reactor as well, and it is also pretty easy to use, but I just don't think I get as good of a rinse (could be "user-error).

    You probably don't need the media reactors or supplement dosing yet if you are doing plenty of water changes and using good salt. I use the Red Sea Coral Pro. I have no idea where this salt "ranks" compare to the other ones available. It was just the first one I tried, it seems to be working, so I haven't changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zosyn View Post
    The Jebao mp25 are awesome! I have them on the lowest setting in my 75g (4' long) and it still reaches the corals on the other side of the tank. (Mike suggested this to me as well, great advice. Thanks Mike!)
    pardon the hijack. Are you running two of them? I just ordered two with the link controller for my 75 to replace a wp40 to get a little more random....
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    Quote Originally Posted by spieszak View Post
    pardon the hijack. Are you running two of them? I just ordered two with the link controller for my 75 to replace a wp40 to get a little more random....
    Hi Stacey,

    I am just running 1 Jebao for now. I have a 2nd one, but I haven't set it up yet. The powerheads on the other side of the 75g tank are Koralia 1400s and are set to alternate via the Wavemaker. It is a mess of equipment in there.. will fix when I get a chance.

    Also, just noticed my error too. It should be a wp25*.

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    Thanks. I was hoping to hear 1 wasn't too much, even though the one 40 is working well for me. Pretty random as it is, but I'm hoping to mix it up even more with the 2 25's and the link controller.

    Again, sorry for the hijack...
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    Awesome list of equipment

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