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Showing posts from January, 2009

TMC new led lighting

Over the weekend i called in at one of my local fish shops and found they had recently started selling the led lighting range from TMC. I am very interested in this new technology and really consider this as a future upgrade.

The shop had this lighting set up on a aquarium and was very surprised after some of the comments i have heard from other hobbyists. The set up consisted of the duo combo that has a marine white light strip and a marine blue strip. These represent better value as they are cheaper purchased together but WOW! the blue is megga powerful and would have to say that if using this lighting your gonna need two whites to one blue as a rough guide, although it is not the cheapest way to light your tank. Considering replacement bulbs with T5's and metal halide lighting and the massive reduced energy consumption the seem really efficient. The other great thing is the reduced heat, you can touch the light unit and not get burnt. This also makes you realize how much less ev…

Unknown coral, help needed!!

I bought a coral about a year ago, star polyps, although these have almost gone and died.
But attached was this coral. I don't know what it is although someone may recognise and identify it. It was really small when purchased, hardly visible, but now growing at a great rate and have to say it has almost quadrupled in size.


This Coral under my new aqua beam light's no appears to be blue and not green. Suspicions makes me think this is SP'S, but not totally sure. Any suggestions would be a great help.