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Just setting up, have a thread in beginners topic so thought I would stick it in here so I can post progress

Awaiting ATM colony and will add a couple clowns and a goby / blenny - soft corals eventually but still researching

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My 1st pet hate is unable to use the lights on independent power supply for timing

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Well you'll probably find little teething problems here and there , but you'll overcome them and we're all here to help,
Welcome aboard.
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My 1st pet hate is unable to use the lights on independent power supply for timing

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What else is on the same power supply?

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Think I see where AJM is going ,
Possibly splitting the cables .?
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T5's, white led, blue led and fans.

Fans only come on with the t5 and white led bug would like to have the blue as moonlight,

Would it be as simple as getting a 12v power supply, manual says 4 blue 0.5watt led



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You would probably want to check the voltage going to the LED driver first.

That said if you just want to have the moonlight separate then it might be easier to just add one of these?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Aquael-5905546134163-5905546134163-Moonlight-Blue-LEDs/dp/B006WKBG8M

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You would probably want to check the voltage going to the LED driver first.

That said if you just want to have the moonlight separate then it might be easier to just add one of these?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Aquael-5905546134163-5905546134163-Moonlight-Blue-LEDs/dp/B006WKBG8M
Probably the best way, was looking at the following but not too clear if includes power supply, will try research a little more

https://www.swelluk.com/tmc-aquablue-flexi-led/?gclid=CjwKCAjw7-P1BRA2EiwAXoPWA0Xni4BvDcp5rKrzR2sLK6-3z0ftpaVqBcajgGOp4a0ndujsUSzDzxoC9PYQAvD_BwE

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ATM Colony finally arrived and pick these 2 puppies up on Friday  :grin:

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And were off, didn't expect Nitrates on day 2 though?

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Now you got fish in the tank parameters will change a bit , keep an eye on them , I use seachem stability, that helps and protects against new tank syndrome, detoxifies ammonia, nitrates , nitrites , small water changes will help aswell .
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Try not to overfeed aswell if you can .
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And were off, didn't expect Nitrates on day 2 though?

That'll be the ATM Colony doing its thing 👍🏻

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Some slight changes today, still not fed anything

My nitrates card goes from 50 to 100 and the colour looks to be in between hence 75

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Reply #14

Give you a guide line to where you want to be ... some people may disagree but don't know but I've always followed this rule unless I've obviously had a problem.

Salinity..around 1025
PH . 81 to 8.5
Nitrite. 0
Nitrate . 0 to 0.1
Ammonia. 0
Phosphate . 0.2
Alkalinity. 8
Temperature. 72 -78 ( slightly differs between. Fish only and reef tank )
Calcium, 400 ppm
Magnesium. 1300 ppm
Iodine . 0.6 to 0.10
Strontium. 8-10 ppm
This is a pretty accurate guide line to where you want be .
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