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Old 02-07-2005, 06:54 PM   #1
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Coral lighting

I am a beginner to saltwater and am slowly getting my tank established and am planning for the future. Right now I am researching lighting options. I would like to have coral, no idea what, but would like to have the ability to have a large selection. Basicaly what I am getting at is what type of lighting should I look at and any web pages anyone would recomend?

I have a 75g so it is 48" wide. I do not want to deal with extensive MH lighting since I do not have a fancy hood for the tank.

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Check out www.hellolights.com without MH ur option will be PC, VHO, or T-5, all have their own advantages and disadvantages. I use PC and am very happy with it i am able to keep most LPS and soft corals along with polyps and shrroms, in any case you probably will not be able to keep sps corals
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Old 02-07-2005, 07:17 PM   #3
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You have a lot of options for lighting. Check with Darin at www.captivereefs.com He is a memeber and sponsor of this site. he has a nice selection and it is hard to find prices better then his.
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just to add on to landos post definately check out captivereefs. Not only do you get the selection and price but you also get great and knowledgeable customer service.
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Excellent customer service from captivereefs, they'll give you info and help you get the right setup.......without trying to make $ by selling you what you don't need.

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Old 02-07-2005, 10:28 PM   #6
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How's this one, or something like this: http://www.hellolights.com/48aqpr2x15hq.html

The aquarium is in a living room so I don't want extensive hoods and ballasts and such, that's why im wanting something compact - which is why I orginally said no MH. But if they make compact MH that wont catch on fire it isn't bad...
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Same light fixture from captive reefs and the regular price matches the sale price from hellolights. Dont forget that darin gives 6% discount to aquarium advice members. I am not trying to shove them down your throat but am trying to find good prices for you and give business where it is deserved.

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40lbs livesand(bag from LFS), 30lbs live rock(LR.com)
2 O. Clowns
1 peppermint shrimp, 5 red leg hermit crabs,
4 mexican turbo snails, 15 nassarius snails
ricordea mushroom, candy cane coral,
super color polyps, hairy mushrooms
bubble coral, hawiian feather duster
coralife lunar 2x65, HOT magnum canister
10 Gal refugium(chaeto) & seaclone skimmer
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That's a good price, whats the input on the fixture though?
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