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Old 11/16/2020, 08:37 PM   #1
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Used to be in the aquarium trade around 7-8 years ago, but then a drunk driver drove through my house and destroyed my tanks so I'm finally getting around to starting over again. I was going to go with a 75 gallon, I previously had a 75, 150, 300, and 500 gallon reef. eventually I got so big that it kind of took the fun out of it, so I was thinking of just staying smaller this time around. I noticed all the lighting is now LED, previously I ran vho's and a metal halide. I was planning on sticking with soft corals, I would appreciate any suggestions for lighting and filtration. I'm in Oregon, so if anyone has any tips on a used system then I'm open to that as well
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Old 11/16/2020, 11:30 PM   #2
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Any suggestions for lighting on a 75?


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Old 11/17/2020, 09:47 AM   #3
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Be careful with the cheap "black box" fixtures. SOme are good some are not. Pesonally I would only get the Mars Aqua, it doesn't have an integrated timer/controller to get flaky or outright fail. Of the higher end fixtures I like Kessel's mainly because they use glass lenses that won't burn like polycarbonate lenses might when exposed long term to shroter wavelength blue and UV light. I have seen about a 10% fialure rate by the 3-4 year mark though. 2 of the Kessil A360 should work fine for anything you would want to keep.


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Old 11/17/2020, 07:28 PM   #4
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Thank you , I’ll look those up


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