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Old 12/07/2017, 12:37 PM   #1
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Hello guys,

Let me give you a quick background on what I've got going on.

I had a 50g cube, went too crazy on it. I spent a lot of money and lost a lot of money. I had a failure but a realization the painful way that slow is the way to go.

Anyways, my budget constraints are real w/ expenses around the household.

I started over going a bit bigger to a 70g peninsula. 40"x24"x17" vs. 24"x24"x20".

I took my LED set up (MAXSPECT RAZOR 120W) from the 50g and am using it on the 70g. I upgraded the lens to go 120 degrees so I have better spread. The lamp is sitting lengthwise.

I'm definitely not looking to spend money if I don't have to. Do you guys think I can survive w/ this tank if I plan on having an SPS towards the top of the tank (this is in future, my vision is a single colony surrounded by softies).

If that is not feasible, I would like a clean look am an wondering what recommendation (most likely on the used market) would be recommended

I'm a bit confused due to the 40" length being a bit unconventional for length. Thanks guys.


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Old 12/07/2017, 01:00 PM   #2
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You can give a orphek Atlantic v4 a try it should cover your tank nicely.


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Old 12/07/2017, 01:00 PM   #3
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You cold indeed if you keep the SPS within the light length, it could go from mid to top NP. Maxspect grow SPS perfectly fine.
If it were me I would try and find another identical light so you get better coverage and spread on the tank.


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Old 12/07/2017, 01:41 PM   #4
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You cold indeed if you keep the SPS within the light length, it could go from mid to top NP. Maxspect grow SPS perfectly fine.
If it were me I would try and find another identical light so you get better coverage and spread on the tank.
If I could not afford another fixture cheapreef would you say that I can be okay as long as I keep everything within the light spread of the razor?


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If I could not afford another fixture cheapreef would you say that I can be okay as long as I keep everything within the light spread of the razor?
If you keep the SPS directly under the light footprint yes as long as your not hanging it too high. I have a few buddies with Razors that grow SPS like weeds under them.


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totally fine and zero $$ spent


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Old 12/07/2017, 06:21 PM   #7
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Awesome good to know wish I had gone 160w back in the day


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