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Hi all

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 i have a 15ltr nano with the usual beginners suspects in. zoa's GSP, mushroom, duncan, kenya tree, and CUC's being red legged hermit and a trochus.

The tanks been set up about 3 years with minimum care and low budget and most corals have started looking healthy at last

I came on here really to see what knowledge i can gather from you guys to make the tank better

I have a quick question for my first post if thats ok..
Arcadia stretch marine LED's ... I have 2 x 7w versions sat over the tank at present. Anyone know if these are any good.  stats are:
    Length 180mm
    Length Extended 180mm - 300mm
    3 x 12000K LED
    1 x RGB LED
    6 x Actinic Blue LED
    Provides the ripple effect
    Low energy consumption - 7w
    Light unit waterproof to IP67
    2 Year Guarantee

Should i get a 3rd one to bring the wattage up to 21W?




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Reply #1

Welcome to ReefBase @metalearth  :glad:

3 years! Have you got any pictures? That's a long time for a 15L tank, most that size are "taster" tanks before getting something bigger. Have you had bigger tanks in the past, either marine or fresh?
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Hi welcome to the forum

What makes you think it's the lights?


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chances are, its not the light! however, if you feel the urge to add a third, i have one kicking around in both flavours ( marine 7w and fresh 6w )

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Hi thanks for all the replies,

I have a few pics but not the most impressive of reefs, all the corals are small but are looking healthier in the last month than they have been.
They have been seriously smothered in algae and i have let the salinity wander wildly so the frags that live there are mostly still frag sized.  .....although alive, some of them only just though

I have kept tropicals for years in the past but don't keep them any more.

As far as the lights go, my thoughts were more along the lines that it is tricky to find info on whats good and whats not,  and a lot of tanks that i have looked at seem to have higher wattage lighting than i currently have. So was looking for an opinion on these lights that i am currently using.

If you think that the lighting is sufficient then i will keep with the current setup, thank you for mentioning the spare one though.


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Reply #5

get it all cleaned up, syphon as much off the rock as you can ( a filter sock would be handy to syphon into! so you keep the water but remove the crap ) then give it a small water change. See how it goes from then. Keep the salinity stable ( really important! )

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