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Old 10-09-2004, 01:48 PM   #1
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CFLs at home depot

I have a 36" hood that can take 2 x 16" CFL. Right now I have 1 coralife 36w 10k CFL, I bought 2 of them 1 I cracked for $80..yikes! I retrofitted 1 NO 20w actinic bulb. My tank dimensions 36x16x20.
How much total wattage do I need sufficient enough to start a reef tank & which one can I get at home depot thats sutiable. I was thinking about getting MH, but what can I get to retrofit my hood to be able to recieve MH . So with the hood that I have right now,what would you do?http://www.homedepot.com/prel80/HDUS...gmm.0&MID=9876

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Old 10-09-2004, 07:22 PM   #2
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HD bulbs are the wrong light spectrium...... No Good for reef tank..

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7/03-55 FOWLR 60lb LR, 50 lb SD sand 2x40 NO strip light, Reef Devil/sump, Fuge

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Old 10-09-2004, 08:04 PM   #3
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HD bulbs are the wrong light spectrium
We all had to pay big$$ too, there is no way around it LOL. Good light for a reef, when using fluorescents, is 3-6 watts per gallon of aquarium water. Getting them in the right spectrum (k) is just as important (if not more) than watts. HTH
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