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I currently have a both an empty 29 gallon and a 20 gallon long tank. I'm considering setting this up as a reef tank system with the 20 gallon being the sump. My first question is concerning the lighting and was wondering if this light would be sufficient or would any of you have a different recommendation.
|Posted 16-Mar-2006 04:38|
What kinds of corals are you planning on keeping?
If you are planning on keeping soft corals then the light would work very well...You could also get by with keeping some of the lower light LPS corals at the top.
Also just a FYI in case you didnt know..Power compact bulbs need to be replaced every 6-8 months due to spectrum shift.
|Posted 16-Mar-2006 05:22|
Thanks, DRO. What would be your suggestion for some of the higher light corals. Would I need to go to a me
I'm obviously new to the dark side and I'm really just beginning to understand a lot of the specialty requirements so I have a lot of learning to do.
As to the types of corals wanted, I really don't know...I purchased "Reef Invertebrates" by Calfo & Fenner, but I haven't been able to spend too much time yet getting into it, so my knowledge of the types of corals available is very limited at this point.
|Posted 16-Mar-2006 05:39|
If you want to go with SPS, then I would probably go with a single 175w or a 150w MH. If you just want to go with LPS then my preferance would be VHO. I like the way VHO looks (color) better than PC bulbs, and the VHO bulbs last longer with an average lifespan of 12 months.
Reef Inverts is an excellent book..you are on the right track
|Posted 17-Mar-2006 02:31|
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