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The future or never?.... 40g breeder Reef setup. 5 years 1 month ago #141

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I'll start out by saying this is going to be a slow moving thread. I currently have a 16g bow up and running with some low light corals - zoanthids, acanthastrea, kenya tree, candy cane, frogspawn also accompanied by a pair of ocellaris clowns and a coral banded shrimp.

The tank I am planning on setting up is:
40g tank drilled for overflow
20g sump
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EVO200 LED fixture (reefkoi.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2460)
Reef Octopus NWB110 (www.bulkreefsupply.com/reef-octopus-nwb1...protein-skimmer.html)
Reef Octopus Biopellet reactor (www.bulkreefsupply.com/super-reef-octopu...opellet-reactor.html)
Dr. Tim's NP Active Pearls (www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_disp...7+24536&pcatid=24536)
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The future.... 40g breeder Reef setup. 5 years 1 month ago #147

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are you going to run an ATO? if so are you going to use a duel float setup or a photo-eye with float backup? i'm going to have a similar size setup gallon wise (45 tall with overflow)
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The future.... 40g breeder Reef setup. 5 years 1 month ago #149

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The future.... 40g breeder Reef setup. 5 years 1 month ago #275

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I'm leaning away from the EVO200... not that it isn't a nice fixture it certainly is but here is it's competition - www.reefbreeders.com/it2080.html

The Photon32 is a full 32 inches long providing me much better coverage and it also uses 3 watt led's. That being said I may opt for the 120 degree optics so I'm not bleaching the corals out. Either that or I could go with the Photon 24 Which is the same length as the EVO200 and save myself nearly 200 dollars!

Huge write up and discussion on the ReefBreeders Controllable Photon series here - www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2256795
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The future.... 40g breeder Reef setup. 5 years 1 month ago #281

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Really nice fixture... I'd go for it, were it me...
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The future.... 40g breeder Reef setup. 5 years 1 month ago #329

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I think I'm going to go with the Controllable Photon 24 series. It's 24 inches long and has 51 3 watt bridgelux LED's. If I remove the 90 degree optics it will widen the focus of the light and increase the coverage. Theoretically I could have great coverage 6 inches all the way around the fixture.
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The future.... 40g breeder Reef setup. 5 years 1 month ago #709

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I know it's not a lot of progress, but it's something. I picked up about 40 lbs of dry rock last weekend from local. Some nice pieces. I'm looking forward to getting this thing rolling. I just have to be patient for a few more weeks...
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The future.... 40g breeder Reef setup. 4 years 11 months ago #2508

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I've been doing a lot of thinking about this set up lately. I'm swaying away from SPS... I think it just probably requires more time and effort than I'm going to have in the future. I can do a water change per week, no problem but dosing, daily maintenance... probably not. I think I'll stick with some LPS and softies and they should do quite nicely under the 24" Reef breeders LED fixture. I still plan on drilling the tank and getting a really nice in-sump skimmer. But I think I'm leaning more towards corals that are not the daily maintenance types...
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The future.... 40g breeder Reef setup. 4 years 10 months ago #3020

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~rush~ wrote:
But I think I'm leaning more towards corals that are not the daily maintenance types...

I learned the hard way with my freshwater plant tank that I'm much happier with low maintenance. Maybe only do one or two higher maintenance pieces?
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The future.... 40g breeder Reef setup. 4 years 10 months ago #3022

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We'll see what happens. The early summer has just been so busy for me. Work is going crazy right now (I'm taking on a lot of stuff that was taken care of by a coworker who retired recently) and with the new house it seems like I have no free time. When I have free time I want to spend it with my son. Reef tank will have to take a back seat to my little guy.

I may do a few SPS pieces like birds nest or a monti cap... something hardy.
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