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Hi All,

 

I'm a biology teacher, also at Tualatin High, and am in need of some suggestions/help.  I have a 75g reef tank in my classroom with lots of happy fish and lps that I started about four years ago.  It is extrmeely popular with my biology and IB Bio students and a great addition to my classroom.  At the time of starting the tank I didn't plan to add a lot of coral, but now after being in the hobby a while, would really like to add sps to make a complete reef.    I made the unfortunate decision of buying a marineland reef led light that I got on sale when I first started and am now limited in what coral I can grow.  I'm hoping someone can help with suggestions for led lights that would allow me to grow sps and on a near non-existent budget.  Thoughts, suggestions, donations would all be greatly appreciated!  

 

Thanks for the help,

 

Dan

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D120's on Ebay are an option, most can be captured at $90-100.  I'm sure there is someone around here with some used ones.  Used usually run $30 a piece, be sure to get dimmable ones.  You should only need 2.

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I've made a project on Donor's Choose, classroom donation cite, that will allow me to fundraise to receive two AI Hydra 26 lights.  Thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the project will only needs $98 to be completely funded!  Please donate to help if you can!

 

Creating a Classroom Reef - Donors Choose

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Dang! Going with some Top Shelf LEDs, should be pretty good to go now.

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Dang! Going with some Top Shelf LEDs, should be pretty good to go now.

Didn't want to make the same mistake twice!  Only $55 to go and Donors Choose will match any donation with the code "SPARK" so its really only $22.5!  Thanks to anyone who has helped already.  I'm super excited about this

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Would love to see some pics of the tank when you have it all up and running, I love seeing other setups livestock and equipment. Lucky students, classes that have access to marine reef tanks get several benefits, there should be one in every school.

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This is amazing that you got squared away with the foundation to help. Hopefully this comes together! I hope to see some pictures too.

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Success!  Thanks to some generous donors I was funded, and just received, two Hydra 26!  I'll have to get a control and rack.  I'll post some pictures once everything is up and running.  Thanks everyone for the support!

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Lights are up and on! Set-up for a month long acclimation to avoid coral killing.  Picture (Tang thought it was feeding time and couldn't help moving around).

 

If anyone has any beginning sps frags they would be willing to part with for the classroom tank please let me know!  Thanks again to anyone who helped out.

 

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