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  1. Lighting
    Today I added four 15 watt LEDs to my tank along with my fluorescence to give the tank more light so that I can grow corals that need higher lighting. My aquarium is a 72 gallon bow front, so is 115 watts enough? These lights are also giving off about 9,000 lumens, so is that enough for lps...
  2. General classifieds
    If you have any PAR bulbs you aren't using or didn't like I will buy them.
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Please help!?! I'm driving myself crazy! :freak: 47g column is 30"DEEP x20"x19" right now I have 1 18" T8 on there but want to support a green bubble tip that I will be getting soon. I would like to go VHO minimum ??? Prefer MH set up :D but looking for what I need (?) AND within my size...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    So I have been lurking here for quite some time now and have gathered a huge amount of info. But now I have the question that I can't figure out myself. Which light? I have decieded that it will be T5 as my wife does not like the shimmer of MH and LED some leds. This will be a 75 gallon mixed...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Can someone please refer me to some LED lights for my standard 65g, currently I'm running 4-T5HO 39w each.....seem to be doing ok with coral growth but I don't get the "pop" of colors that I desire........ Can someone please help!!!
  6. General Reef Discussion
    What would be suffucient LED lighting for a 65g reef tank, I've been told 120w would do the trick....what you think?
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Ok I have a 65g reef with about 50lbs of LR and started adding corals, some are doing great and some just won't grow!! I've had all my Perameters tested they are all just about perfect so I'm moving to lighting issue. I have 36" t5 4 that is, 3 white 1 blue...lights run from 11-11 and whites...
  8. Lighting
    I am currently using 4x96 actinics & 2x125 10k on my 125g reef tank 72x18x22 I have a 2x250 mh that I was thinking of using instead of the 2x125 pc. I have a canopy on top that is good height above the water which I would install on top of with the 4x96 454 bulbs. I think this would be a better...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Gang, Really in need of some information. I built a (diy) reef lighting kit using 2 soft white compact flourescent flood light, 2 daylight compact flourescent flood lights and 2 bright compact flourescent flood light. Each being 14 w= 50 watt incandescent; a total of 300 w. Daylight = 5100...
  10. Lighting
    Ok time to replace my T5 ulbs they are about 4-5 months old so i'll be getting some new ones shortly. Need some suggestions on getting some new ones and where from, possibly online I have a Zoa garden so i want those colors to be vibrant and i want myFrogspawn colors to be great as well as my...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I am looking for some advice on a lighting upgrade for a 125 gallon reef tank. Tank is 6x2x2 mostly soft corals now but would like to get clams and hard coral. I have 3 250w halides and 4 80w actic blue t5s and led mood lights. Looking for good balance between color and coral growth.
  12. General Reef Discussion
    what would be a ideal number of watts for a 10 gal nano ( i want something that anything can survive in i.e corals hard corals etc thx!
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I was consulting with a ReefGeek employee who informed me that this was a good combo and im not gonna go ahead without getting opinons from my new friends, so what do ya guys think about this? I was looking around for different prices on bulbs and this reefgeek guy e mailed me back pretty quick...
  14. Lighting
    i have a 20 gallon long tank and i want to turn it into a reef aquarium. does anyone know where i can get the cheapest lighting that is capable of growing hard corals, sps corals, lps corals and clams?
  15. General classifieds
    72" coralife 3 x 150 watt hqi metal halides with 4 x 96 powercompacts and lunar lights. Metal halides have external ballasts. Light is off of a 180 gallon reef tank that was just sold. Fixture is four years old and is in great working condition. pm if interested
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Odyssea 48" 216W (4x 54W) T5 HO Light Fixture Extendable Series I just copy and pasted the whole name, is that wattage to low for a 100 gallon 2ft deep? Just found it online very affordable
  17. Lighting
    hello i have a new 55 gal that im goin into a cycle with my question is when the time comes will my current lighting be enough?? i have a coralife light fixture that has 4 bulbs 1.) 10,000k light bulb 2.) 12,000k light bulb 3.) 65 watt true actinic 4.) 65 watt True actinic i do plan on...
  18. Lighting
    Hi. I need to update my 29 gallon aquarium lighting, but can't afford anything too expensive right now. I am considering one in the Drs. Foster and Smith catalog called a Nova Extreme SLR T-5. It's a 30" fixture and comes with a 24W 10000 K and a 24W 460nm actinic T5 HO bulbs and a reflector...
  19. The THINK Tank
    I have 2 timers on my reef aquarium. One is for the Actinic and the other switches bw full spectrum & LED moon lights. I work out of the house now so I leave before my lights come on and my aquarium wakes up, and get home after they've gone to bed. :( Does anyone know if it is ok to set the...
  20. Lighting
    i need some advice. I have a 38 gal (36" x 12" x 20") that is going to be a reef tank. Right now, it's just filled with live sand, live rock, my algae attack critters, and a Copperband Butterfly, which btw is eating well and taking care of the aiptasia problem i HAD:thumbup:...anyway, i have a...
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