Ricky's Reef (120 Gallon)

Rickyrooz

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The new tank is 48lx18wx10h and I'm trying to re-use my 2 kessil a80's. After seeing this, I was considering biting on the aquatic life 36" hybrid which is 4 x 39w t5ho's + the a80's mounted (primarily for supplement in this case).

Any chance you think that would be enough par?
Yes, with the tank being 10" tall that will be plenty of light.
 

tsouth

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Thinking about the bulb combination, your ratio is 3:1 on blue plus to coral plus. Having a 4 bulb fixture, I am between 2 blue plus + 2 coral plus, or 3 blue plus + 1 coral plus. I'm leaning towards the latter but am worried about it being too washed out with blues. With the a80's I expect I can lighten it up a bit.

Do you have an answer towards a combination that would better match your setup?

Also, what are you using for actinic?
 
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Rickyrooz

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Thinking about the bulb combination, your ratio is 3:1 on blue plus to coral plus. Having a 4 bulb fixture, I am between 2 blue plus + 2 coral plus, or 3 blue plus + 1 coral plus. I'm leaning towards the latter but am worried about it being too washed out with blues. With the a80's I expect I can lighten it up a bit.

Do you have an answer towards a combination that would better match your setup?

Also, what are you using for actinic?
I use three ATI Blue Plus and one ATI Purple Plus for my frag tank. It really makes the colors "pop" but if you want a whiter look I would swap out a Purple Plus and add a Coral Plus. Three Blue Plus and one Coral Plus is not too blue in my opinion.
 

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ASD Strawberry Lemonade


Tequila Sunrise Montipora


WWC Cherry Tree Montipora


Jedi mind trick Montipora


Tyree Undata Montipora


Tyree Sunset Montipora


A few frags growing out
 

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Ricky your tank is siiiiick brother !!! I’m going through this thread like wow ! Wowwww !! Woooooowwwww!!! Insane bro ..


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Insane colors- I saw that you started with a pair of Hamilton 20KK bulbs. How did you like those?
I’m trying to decide on Hamilton vs Radiums for the new build. Thanks
 

Rickyrooz

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Insane colors- I saw that you started with a pair of Hamilton 20KK bulbs. How did you like those?
I’m trying to decide on Hamilton vs Radiums for the new build. Thanks
I would go with Radium. I used the Phoenix 14K for the longest time and switched to Hamilton because I could not find the Phoenix. I also used DE not mogul bulbs.
 

Rickyrooz

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BC Pink Matrix (Actinic Shot)


Hung's Grafting Rainbow Explosion (Actinic Shot)


Jurnee's Unicorn (Actinic Shot)


Ricky's Superman Tenuis (Actinic Shot)
 
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