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Old 01-19-2005, 10:30 PM   #1
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another question on lights

again im thinking of upgrading my lights. I currently have a 36" Orbit 2x96 watt SunPaq w/ Lunar Light. I was thinking of maybe getting this. 36" Aqualight Pro, 1x 150W HQI + 2x 65W Actinic + 2 Blue Moonlight LEDs.


I have a 65g tank 36inches. is this a good choice?
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60lbs of LS and 100lbs of LR
EHEIM 2215 Canister Filter, AquaC Remora Protein Skimmer w preskim box, 36" PFO Lights with 2x 250W 10K MH and 2x96W T3 Actinics, JBJ Arctica Chiller 1/10 hp w/ Eheim 1250 Pump, Turbo-Twist 3x UV Sterilizer 9W, (1) Yellow Tang
(1)Potter's Angel, (2) Skunk Cleaner Shrimps,(1) Eibli's Angel, (26) Turbo Snails,(10) Nassarius Snails, (2) Sand sifting starfish
(1) Regal "hippo" Tang, (20) Hermit Crabs, (1) Coral Beauty, (1) Pygmy Angel, (1) Serpent Star, (1) Brittle Star, Pumping Xenia, Finger Leather, Yellow Polyps, Green Star Polyps, Colt Leather, Mushrooms, (2) Maxijet 600 PH and (2) Maxijet 1200 PH
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Old 01-19-2005, 10:46 PM   #2
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How deep is the tank? That set up won't give you much "umf" if more than 12-18". With suspension height you should really consider a 250w minimum or a 2x175w. If you're seriously looking at a full SPS/clam tank, a 2x250w would be the best suggestion.

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thanks for the advice.. ill keep researching. im more into soft corals, polyps, mushrooms etc
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EHEIM 2215 Canister Filter, AquaC Remora Protein Skimmer w preskim box, 36" PFO Lights with 2x 250W 10K MH and 2x96W T3 Actinics, JBJ Arctica Chiller 1/10 hp w/ Eheim 1250 Pump, Turbo-Twist 3x UV Sterilizer 9W, (1) Yellow Tang
(1)Potter's Angel, (2) Skunk Cleaner Shrimps,(1) Eibli's Angel, (26) Turbo Snails,(10) Nassarius Snails, (2) Sand sifting starfish
(1) Regal "hippo" Tang, (20) Hermit Crabs, (1) Coral Beauty, (1) Pygmy Angel, (1) Serpent Star, (1) Brittle Star, Pumping Xenia, Finger Leather, Yellow Polyps, Green Star Polyps, Colt Leather, Mushrooms, (2) Maxijet 600 PH and (2) Maxijet 1200 PH
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Old 01-20-2005, 10:51 PM   #4
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im more into soft corals, polyps, mushrooms etc
Then you really don't need the MH even with the LTA. You could easily add another 2x96, or completely replace the hood with a 4x95w VHO. Even with a softie tank, you won't be happy with a single 150w MH and 2x65w PC

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I have a 60 thats 4 ft with the 4x65 PC lights and have tons of softies and even a clam... It's fine...
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Old 01-21-2005, 12:16 PM   #6
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I really like the Coralife Aqualight Pro fixtures. I am close to getting one myself. Here is the problem I see with the 36inch model...Most 36 inch tanks have a center brace on the top. Coralife put one MH bulb in the center of the fixture. It will shine down directly on the center barace of the tank. This could cause shadows or a dead spot in the middle of the tank.
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