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Old 05-17-2010, 10:21 PM   #11
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i would look on ebay. you can find 4 and 6 bulb t-5 lighting fixtures kinda cheap. i would recommend the 6 bulb thou
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:22 PM   #12
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with a 24 inch deep tank you need to go with 2 150 watt mh lights. possibly even 250 watt lights. but most likely the 150's would work and the anemones would just climb up higher in the tank to find a spot they like. or go with a 6 bulb t5 high out put lighting fixture. that option would be alot cheaper. i would just replace the antics that come with them cause they are just for looks not really that great for usable lights.
How many watts total for t5 do i need ??
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i would use 2 x 250 watt halides or a good quality individually reflected 6 x 54 watt t-5 fixture. also, be careful of ebay. many sell cheap fixtures that aren't UL listed and have been reported to start fires.
at least look for sunlight supply "tek" light or nova extreme pro. those are about the cheapest of the half decent fixtures i would use.

i've also heard good things about these guys-
http://www.fishneedit.com/metal-halide.html
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i would use 2 x 250 watt halides or a good quality individually reflected 6 x 54 watt t-5 fixture. also, be careful of ebay. many sell cheap fixtures that aren't UL listed and have been reported to start fires.
at least look for sunlight supply "tek" light or nova extreme pro. those are about the cheapest of the half decent fixtures i would use.

i've also heard good things about these guys-
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what about this one ?
36" T5 HO Aquarium Light Marine Cichlid 156W 4x 39W - eBay (item 110534160865 end time Jun-15-10 13:20:45 PDT)
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first of all, that's too short for your tank. you need a 48" fixture. secondly, it's not UL listed. precisely the kind of thing i am warning you to stay away from.
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first of all, that's too short for your tank. you need a 48" fixture. secondly, it's not UL listed. precisely the kind of thing i am warning you to stay away from.

why do I need a 48" if my tank is 36" ?

Just looking around, see whats out there, being on a budget
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You dont need 48in lighting, you need however long your tank is. I believe the normal lenght for your tank is 48in, but you must have a tall rather than long (thus the confusion).

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You dont need 48in lighting, you need however long your tank is. I believe the normal lenght for your tank is 48in, but you must have a tall rather than long (thus the confusion).

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thanks, just measured it, 35.5" long
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What will be the norm for a 55 gallon tank to house more than one
anemone ?

I currently have two and seems they are doing fine, Like to get a Bubble tip,
but need more info if that will be to much for my tank.

Lights 20w x 3tubes with actinic bulb
a standard 55 gallon tank is 48" long.
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if he has a 55 tall tank he's going to need even stronger lighting. Go for at least 2x 250watt MH lights.
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