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Old 12-28-2003, 07:32 PM   #1
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dunb ? sky lights lol

was reading and seen someone stated that if ya wanted the best lighting ya could cut a sky light into ya roof !!! would that really work ??? i know in illinois it wouldnt due to 90% of the days are cloudy here but what if ya lived in florida ???
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was reading and seen someone stated that if ya wanted the best lighting ya could cut a sky light into ya roof !!! would that really work ???
Yes it would, there was an article in Marine Fish and Reef, USA a year or so ago where the author did just that to light his 2000g reef tank.
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after the inital investment, it's cheap too

Solatube I think is one brand, that has a parabolic lense and mirror system to gather in light and bring it straight down

only problem I guess would be, cloudy days

also if you rely on sunlight completely, you would not have water depth simulation, that is, your 2 ft deep tank would be emulating a 2ft deep reef in terms of light color and intensity, which I think is why actinic is so popular is to artificially increase the 'depth' the tank operates at, providing increased blue light that is not found right at the surface
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guys doesn't it get cloudy over the ocean too? i would think that in a place like florida or even other places it wouldn't matter if it were cloudy somedays. they have to survive like that in the wild? i dont know.
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