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pacificdiver
05/14/2017, 01:44 PM
I'm going to be starting the process of converting a 150g FOWLR system to mixed reef. I'm going to set up a 10g coral-only QT, with the intent on leaving any new additions in quarantine for at least 72 days (my DT is ich-free, at least on paper, due to no-exceptions TTM).

My question is, can I get away with an inexpensive Home Depot LED refugium light, like the one I have growing chaeto in my sump, or do I need a "coral-specific" lamp?

Thanks in advance.

CK00020
05/14/2017, 03:11 PM
Wouldn't a Chinese black box led work, those aren't too costly

CK00020
05/14/2017, 03:13 PM
I would go bigger than a 10 gal, isn't a 40b like around 40-50 bucks

pacificdiver
05/14/2017, 04:02 PM
I would go bigger than a 10 gal, isn't a 40b like around 40-50 bucks

Not really a cost consideration - more space, since the basement is pretty jammed. Is a 10G going to be a nightmare to keep stable, if there are no non-corals in the system? If so, I'll definitely go larger. I had just seen many references to 10G QT systems for corals, so I was assuming that was doable.

ali1
05/14/2017, 04:15 PM
10g difficult. Evaporation alone can cause salinity swings