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Old 09-12-2011, 05:21 PM   #1
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44gal corner Pentagon reef?

My question is, how much light do i need to get to the bottom of that tank. Its 24" tall. I was looking at this
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And hoping that it will be enough. Thoughts?
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i would use a 250 watter over that tank. what corals do you intend to keep?
if you are going to go with the 150 watter, i have a used pendant here that's a much better brand for less than that cheapo fixture.
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well originally i really had not given corals much thought, that is until the 2 plates got into my tank. So now i just trying to come up with something. Not exactly sure which way im gonna go just yet. I also read that it is probably better to get the tank established for a bit first. Hopefully I be heading to LFS this weekend for my first occupants. Be honest with you if I can't do it right I don't want to do it. You not the only one that stated 150 might not be enough. Thats a pretty deep tank i got.
On a side note do you have any favorite LFS that you recommend, I'v been going to Fish Factory in Bristol and wanted to know if there are any others.
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i deff would go with a 250 watt
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plate corals? you mean fungia? they don't need a ton of light. meanwhile, i would want a 250 watter because i would want to lift it a bit off of the tank so that the spread would be wide enough to reach the corners. that's about a 2' square footprint, correct?

i like the hidden reef better than the fish factory. it's just around the corner on new falls rd.
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it is about a 2 foot square lol i have one.
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Before i knew what they were a couple of guys at fish factory told me they were plate coral. Though they did say they were low light. I might have to hold off for a bit on the Metal Halide and find a decent HO for the time being. To be honest I have a feeling that by the end of the year my wife and I are gonna start another tank anyhow. Mabye I'll just stay FOWLR and mabye add some mushrooms later.
Thanks for the Hidden Reef tip, hopefully i'll be there this weekend.
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