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Old 01-11-2005, 07:16 PM   #1
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29gal with 110watt PCF Lighting.

What kind of Corals or other livestock could one keep in a 29gal tank with that level of wattage [ Just a hair under 4wpg ]?



Keep in mind the tank does not have much live rock, So High placement would be hard to achive. Midtank is about the highest point on the highest rocks.
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You can keep several types of corals with that lighting. Mushrooms, polyps, zoanthuds, leather, xenia, most LPS as well.
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Probably no SPS, but most everything else.
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You can keep several types of corals with that lighting. Mushrooms, polyps, zoanthuds, leather, xenia, most LPS as well.

Any specific placement, I mean... Will this be enough light to penetrate to the very bottom of the tank, or will everything require placement at the highest possible levels?
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It will penetrate to the bottom, it just depends on what is covering the tank if anything and if your using "legs" to support it. If using eggcrate, I would cut away the middle section to allow for more light.

If you have the shorter 2x65w (30"), it will leave a bit of a dim spot at each end especially if using legs. If the 36" you will have less issues, it can also be rested right on the rim as long as you keep the splash guard and clean it regularly.

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I can't find a 30inch fixture on the place I'm planning on buying from.

So I was going to get a 24inch fixture and rest it on a glass hood.
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current USA makes a 30" fixture. i have the satellite. it uses the shorter bulbs. i have had good luck so far. the reflector seems to help with the dim spots. all of my coral is growing nicely and seems happy under that light on a 29gallon. the light is about 2 inches above the top with no cover on the tank

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Is it less then 50 bucks?
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no it is not. about 130.00. two 65 watt bulbs alone are about 50.00

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I can't find a 30inch fixture on the place I'm planning on buying from.

So I was going to get a 24inch fixture and rest it on a glass hood.
DOH! What steve r said, sorry. There is no 36" 2x65w I mixed them up. The one you need for better "end to end" coverage is the 30".

Coralife also makes a 30" hood.

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