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Old 02-23-2013, 03:00 AM   #1
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Biocube 29 gallon Lighting

Hi, I just acquired a Oceanic Biocube 29 gallon tank. I am looking to set it up with corals. I want to get new lighting for it. What type of lighting should I use and where can I get it for a good price? Any thoughts or links would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:47 AM   #2
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Hi, I just acquired a Oceanic Biocube 29 gallon tank. I am looking to set it up with corals. I want to get new lighting for it. What type of lighting should I use and where can I get it for a good price? Any thoughts or links would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
What's your budget? There's DIY LED's, there's the option of taking the hood off and buying a fixture, or modding out your existing hood with a AI nano LED fixture.
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I wanted to take the hood off and get a fixture. Budget 100-200 bucks
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http://www.marinedepot.com/AquaticLi...FIT54U-vi.html

http://www.marinedepot.com/Coralife_...FIT54U-vi.html

Try aqua bid or eBay. I bought a really nice fixture of eBay a long time ago, I forget the name though. It was metal halide and LED. For the cube perfect.
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Okay awesome! Thank you I really appreciate the help. I was looking at this on eBay. What do you think? http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=67449701558
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Okay awesome! Thank you I really appreciate the help. I was looking at this on eBay. What do you think? http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=67449701558
Wow!! I like that.
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Just read the description again. That is some light. I'm gonna get in touch with a light guru from here and get back to you.
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What corals do you wanna keep? In thinking that light is plenty I think. You might have some heat issues in a small tank with all that light. I got in contact with the saltwater guru, I'm sure he'll be by to offer up his opinion and advice.
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I purchased one of those 250 watt halide fixtures for a 30cube a few years ago. It should have been plenty of light to grow anything, but apparently the ballast was sub-standard. It did not push the lamp enough to warrant buying it. Soft corals like zoas stretched out and up for light and remained brown, no matter what lamp I tried.
If you purchase that halide fixture, be prepared that you might have to purchase a better ballast.
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Thanks Mr. X!
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