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    Please comment and advice.

    Hi

    I am new to marine hobby so need your advice. I plan 16g tank. Easy to keep corals only and few fishes
    Was inspired by SM's viewtopic.php?f=3&t=639 idea.

    1. tank 16g DT + another galon or more in sump (back compartment)
    2. screen 6x6
    3. pump 210 gph
    4. LED light 10W as more efficient than fluoroscent.


    Does these figures look like ones i need ?
    Does 210 gph pump will make enough movement in tank, or i need to plan aditionall powerhead ?

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    Re: Please comment and advice.

    A 6" screen normall needs 6 X 35 = 210 gph, so yours should be fine. I don't think the LED will work, however. I'd switch to a 13 watt CFL or fluorescent tube. Try both and see which one grows more.

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    Re: Please comment and advice.

    Thaks a lot - will stay on cfl for begining. Is 13w good enough thinking that only 50% of light will flow on screen at the best ? I plan using "U" shaped lamp. Or may be two ?
    As i understood warm white is preferable ?

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    Re: Please comment and advice.

    Warm, yes. Start with 13 watts.

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    Re: Please comment and advice.

    i really agree with you. . .

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