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flow velocity and light in a 125 chalice tank


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    Mike - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default flow velocity and light in a 125 chalice tank

    I am going to do this chalice thing. I dont want to blow the flesh off of them. I am accustomed to acropora and high flow rates and high light. I would like some pointers here on lights and flow. I need to buy a few things like vortechs and I want to know if one will get the job done.

    Tank is 60*24*20
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    Chalices? Shoot, none would be fine! They really don't need much flow.
    Detroit's oldest large LED tank! Est'd Jan 2005, went LED June 2009. 6' wide 130g reef, Sunbrite T10 LED tubes (3xGen 3 and 1xGen 1), mostly SPS, but chalices, other LPS, and a few softies too.
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    So just one MP40 would be fine then.
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    I would think that would work great! Probly wont even have to run it full blast.

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    Then I can keep it hidden too. Don't get me wrong I love Acropora but I need to do something different for me. I just got in from driving from taylor and it is blizzard condition not to mention I lost a windshield wiper along the way.
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    I also might be asking for some help with setting this up. I am brain fried. I am getting a little better each day but my yolk so to speak is still a bit runny
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    If you need any help you got my number and I think that tank will make a much better chalice tank (plus a couple scolis and acans)than an acropora tank.

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    I think it will be a better chalice tank too. Make it very open so they have room to grow and add a clam or two.
    anacroporamademepoora
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    And hey be careful with those LEDs.... chalices generally need lower light. You'll scald them in just a few days.
    Detroit's oldest large LED tank! Est'd Jan 2005, went LED June 2009. 6' wide 130g reef, Sunbrite T10 LED tubes (3xGen 3 and 1xGen 1), mostly SPS, but chalices, other LPS, and a few softies too.
    http://pjr-reef.blogspot.com/

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    I know that is why I waited to design the array. I am waiting on those new drivers from Nanotuners. Once those are available it will be super cool.
    anacroporamademepoora
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