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Old 02-21-2010, 08:36 PM   #21
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No Problemo. If I turn my 10g to a SW, I'm going to have a hard time choosing between those 5 lol and a whole lotta othas lol
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:28 PM   #22
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New light options that I found....

Current USA 18" Nova Extreme T-5 Fixture 2x20W 10K/460NM, (1136) - AquaCave

20" 6x18W Nova Extreme PRO T5HO 3x10k/3x460nm Actinics by Current USA, (1083) - AquaCave

Bulbs would probably need to be from Current USA as I don't remember seing any other companies with bulbs that are compatable with a 20" fixture, but it's T5 HO, so it's garunteed to be better than PC.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:33 PM   #23
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Yeah I saw the Nova before, and it left the mind immediately after I saw that it was $300. So 2x20w T5 is better than 2x40w PC, jw?
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Not sure on that one, but you could assume so I guess. Best to leave that answer in the hands of someone with more experience with lighting.
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Thanks for the link thom, however, 300$ for a 10G light fixture just won't happen lol, as much as i would want it to. I'm most likely going with the 2x40W PC Satellite fixture as it's definitely in my budget, and i have faith in the PC lights since the 10G is pretty shallow. Plus taking in to consideration that it's going to be even shallower since the sandbed and placement of coral on the rocks.

Also, could i use one koralia 2 instead of 2 koralia 1's or nanos? If not, would two koralia nanos work out fine for the 10g?
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I would just go with 2 Maxi-Jet 400's, or 2 Maxi-Jet 600's. It is better to split the flow between 2 pumps rather than have just one, and two of any Koralia sizes would be extreme overkill in a 10g.
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Oh.. :/ Even the nanos? lol.
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I read in the online manual for the current 2x40 (I was trying to find the bulbs) and it said to only use the lighting with a covered tank even though it has a splash guard. Although wouldn't that compromise the oxygen exchange, lowering the ph? But without it there would also be a lot of evaporation (as I have seen from just leaving the lid open on my 10g qt. Went down 2 " within a week) but that could be solved by a top off every other day or so, or an ATO system. So would you or wouldn't you need it? I'm guess you wouldn't, but then why would they say you would? Lol
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Nanos have 240 gph so I'm guessing a little lol.
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Oh.. :/ Even the nanos? lol.

Yup, besides, you can get two of the Maxi-Jets for almost the same price as one nano Koralia. Maxi-Jets are nicely built too, so they are pretty hard to break.

Aq1, as long as it has the flash guard, I'm sure it's fine.
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