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Lollipop0912 said:
Ladies and gents......
Bananananananana... AMAZON!
I got a gift card for Christmas and used it....
Guess what’s coming I’m the mail!
Congratulations!

I see you ordered the 12W - did you order two?
 
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Whoops! I didn't mean to order the 12W version... I'll correct that!
 

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I actually just found a really nice LED that's good for moderate light corals
 
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That light looks awesome! Is it for your budget/clown reef?
 
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Quick question:
When I look on live aquaria, it asks me to select the lighting level. With a 24watt par 38 bulb, what lighting level would that be? Moderate? High? Low?
 

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Lollipop0912 said:
Quick question:
When I look on live aquaria, it asks me to select the lighting level. With a 24watt par 38 bulb, what lighting level would that be? Moderate? High? Low?
Welcome to the dark side! Looks like you got most of your questions answered before I got to it.
For a 24Watt PAR38 bulb, if it's hanging about 15" above your water surface, it is actually considered high lighting. When I had the unit above my tank, I had it about 17" above my water surface and it was putting out 350PAR easily. So when you hang these lights over your tank, keep it around 15" - 17" above your water surface and put your corals accordingly. Like, most softies will go in the lower part of the tank, most LPS corals will go mid to low part, and only stick high lighting SPS at the top.
Hope this helps.
 
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So, the bulb I ordered came in the mail today. I want happy with the look and it didn’t have great coverage of the tank. So, I decided to spend the extra 40 dollars to get an adjustable one.... here it is! Thanks everyone for the advice! Nart I'm thinking about steering clear of sps due to nutrient levels and care being slightly more challenging. Hopefully be June 9th the tank will be set up!!! (Around the date of my birthday!!!)
 

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Yep. This thread is old but, I got a clownfish today!!! Acclimated it over an hour and it seemed suuuper happy.
Ps. There is a hidden powerhead lol.
Also, more rock is coming.
Does anybody ever look at the old threads?
 

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Laugh out loud.
I managed to get the clown to eat flake, but I’m going to try bloodworms soon.
 

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I really do recommend switching to Frozen and going with LRS Reef Frenzy. Wide variety all in one diet and no cheap fillers to dirty your tank, keep in mind that clowns are Omnivores and need greens in their diet too. Here is everything Reef Frenzy has in it:

 
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Thanks for the info. Where can I buy it???
 

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Awesomesauce! Yes, I too like seeing a new post on an old thread. They're kinda the best kind because an update, good or bad, usually means the tank is still going.

I agree with a switch to frozen food. I use LRS Reef Frenzy Nano, PE Mysis, and Hikari's Mega Marine, all of which were found at LFS's carrying salty critters.
 
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Ugh. No luck with LFS... I guess the poor unfortunate clownfish will have to eat baby brine shrimp... such a tough life they have. Also,,,,,I got my light today!!! Works great!
 

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Lollipop0912 said:
Ugh. No luck with LFS... I guess the poor unfortunate clownfish will have to eat baby brine shrimp... such a tough life they have. Also,,,,,I got my light today!!! Works great!
In which area are you located?
 
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I’m located in a town with only Petco and petsmart... we used to have a LFS but they closed this month. Neither Petco or petsmart carried the food.
 

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Lollipop0912 said:
I’m located in a town with only Petco and petsmart... we used to have a LFS but they closed this month. Neither Petco or petsmart carried the food.
They usually don't since they are the Walmarts of the Pet Trade. You can order it online but the overnight shipping charge would make the cost pretty steep given that it's food that needs to stay frozen.
 

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