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  1. Lighting
    So Im looking at getting LED lights for my 55 gallon, 4ft soon to be reef aquarium but I have no idea what to look for or what wattage/intensity I need. I like the ones with dimmers, timers, and the daylight/moonlight/sunset effect. I appreciate any help :)
  2. SPS Coral Forum
    Ok so. I have reef sun 10000k lights. I've noticed after all this time I only have deep purple rocks in Shaded areas My three week old candy is Hating life. His stem is becoming exposed and I've nevseen him open. Coming to a conclusion I've put him in the shade and Now I shall test water...
  3. "Soft" corals
    hello! so i'm really new to saltwater, and i've bought a fluval T5HO which can hold two 54W fluorescent bulbs.. i have a 55 gallon. so will that be enough for corals? if so which ones? and today i got one bulb, just waiting for the second, will the light not work unless there are two bulbs in...
  4. Lighting
    hi :wavey: iv always had a predator tank but want to change it up and turn it into a reef tank. im fairly new at the reef aspect of aquarium keeping so please be as detailed and simple as possible :) i have 4 fish: black wedge trigger, bi-color angel, clownfish, and a damsel. i also have live...
  5. Lighting
    I have a 55gal tank FOWLR. Currently, I don't have any light on my tank. Where I have my tank there is a lot of natural lighting in the daytime. I just set up my tank for about 10 weeks. I want to keep my tank as FOWLR for about a year than I start to add anemone and coral. I want to get some...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I am currently restarting my tank after a 2 year hibernation. The lights I currently have are, http://www.amazon.com/216w-Aquarium-Light-Fixture-Reef/dp/B004OOJZ8Q. Are these still good for a reef tank, or should I try to upgrade to some new technology? My tank is a 55 gallon as well.
  7. General classifieds
    title says it all. this is my first tank and looking for a fixture that will support some beginer corals like some mushrooms and stuff.
  8. Lighting
    alright im looking around to try to find a used t5 fixture. what would be a good one for some beginner corals. What would be some good beginner corals i was thinking some mushroom or polyps. also i found a guy selling a nova extreme 4 bulb fixture with bulbs for 150 would this be a good fixture...
  9. General classifieds
    title says it all looking for these things. also would be interested in lighting maybe a t5 setup for my 55. thanks!!!
  10. Lighting
    I currently have PC lighting and I want to upgrade. I want 4-6 bulb T5. After studying the different manufactures types, all that I've seen are for closed type aquariums. I have a open tank and the way it is set up I can not suspend the lighting. Does, can anyone recommend what they have and...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    What do you guys think should I buy this and get murdered by my wife? http://cgi.ebay.com/48-Metal-Halide-T5-Light-Hood-608W-Saltwater-Reef-HQI-/290551195440?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a6336730 :drool:
  12. General Reef Discussion
    ok well right now i have a 55 gallon setup with just regular pc lighting i have a little over 250 watts. is this sufficient? i was looking at the t5 ho's but didnt know if there was gonna be a tremendous difference since the the t5 ho's are so expensive should i upgrade or is what i got good? if...
  13. Lighting
    Hello everyone, Let me start out by saying I know nothing about metal halide lighting, up until now i have used t5 h.o. I am buying Dual 175 watt Metal halides, with spider reflectors, PFO ballast, and Reeflux 20k bulbs. I am puting these over my 55g reef tank. My plan is to build a 1x12 wood...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 55 gallon tank and Im not sure if I have proper lighting. I have a blue mushroom, 2 tangs, clarkii clownfish, rose anemone, gobie, and cleaner shrimp. Can someone please show me some links to where to get a good light, w/ legs preferably. I am also aware that lighting can be expensive...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 55 gallon long that I am currently running 2 x 65 watt compact florescent 50/50. I was at my dad's house and noticed he has an old light setup with 2 x 30 watt florescent tube bulbs, one is a blue marine glo and the other is a white power glo. Would this be an improvement to my current...
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