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Old 09-19-2004, 08:54 PM   #1
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Got a good deal. Will this be enough lighting for corals?

I saw a pretty good deal at my LFS that I'd jump on if it fits my lighting
needs.

I want to start corals soon so this might be a good buy.
Let me know what you guys think. will this be enough lighting for most corals?

Coralife 36'' Aqualight PRO
one HQI MH Metal Halide 150 watt 10K double-ended
two 65 true actinic Compact Fluorescents
Two one watt blue-moon-glow LED lamps

My tank is a 72 gallon bow

Appreciate the Help
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Lighting: 48'' Coralife HQI aqualight pro | 2 150 watt MH | 2 96 watt true actinic fluorescents | 3 1 watt blue-moon-glow LEDs

Fish&Inverts: 3-BlueGreen Chromis | Shrimp Goby | Purple Firefish | 6 Line-Wrasse | LawnMower Blenny | Royal Gramma | Coral Beauty | Maxima Clam | 16 Assort. -Snails | LR Hitchers: Crabs, Urchins, Brittle Stars, Feather Dusters, and more

Corals: Assorted Mushrooms | Green Button Polyps | Toadstool Leather | Pulsing Xenia | Clove Polyps | Star Polyps | FrogSpawn | Branching Hammer | Candy Cane | Zoos | Ricordea | Open Brain | Bubble |
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Old 09-19-2004, 09:43 PM   #2
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definetly

i wanted the 48" model but its 1149$ canadian!

way over my buget

how much did you get it for
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Old 09-19-2004, 10:53 PM   #3
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Well I just did it.
I didnt even want to wait. just got back from the LFS

I just picked up the Coralife 48'' It cost me $700.00
didnt want to cheap out on the lighting.
I could have gotten the 36'' for $350.00 but the 48'' is better.

2 150 watt MH
2 96 watt true actinic fluorescents
3 1 watt blue-moon-glow LEDs

All in one.

the stands didnt fit on the bow so 2 pieces of wood will do it for now.

The SW fever hit even harder! I also picked up an Artica 1/10 HP Chiller

the tank looks great! cant wait to start on corals soon.
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Lighting: 48'' Coralife HQI aqualight pro | 2 150 watt MH | 2 96 watt true actinic fluorescents | 3 1 watt blue-moon-glow LEDs

Fish&Inverts: 3-BlueGreen Chromis | Shrimp Goby | Purple Firefish | 6 Line-Wrasse | LawnMower Blenny | Royal Gramma | Coral Beauty | Maxima Clam | 16 Assort. -Snails | LR Hitchers: Crabs, Urchins, Brittle Stars, Feather Dusters, and more

Corals: Assorted Mushrooms | Green Button Polyps | Toadstool Leather | Pulsing Xenia | Clove Polyps | Star Polyps | FrogSpawn | Branching Hammer | Candy Cane | Zoos | Ricordea | Open Brain | Bubble |
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Old 09-19-2004, 11:27 PM   #4
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Cool. Lets see those pictures.
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Old 09-19-2004, 11:48 PM   #5
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Christmas in September.

It's a mess now, I am cleaning up and organizing this mess
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Lighting: 48'' Coralife HQI aqualight pro | 2 150 watt MH | 2 96 watt true actinic fluorescents | 3 1 watt blue-moon-glow LEDs

Fish&Inverts: 3-BlueGreen Chromis | Shrimp Goby | Purple Firefish | 6 Line-Wrasse | LawnMower Blenny | Royal Gramma | Coral Beauty | Maxima Clam | 16 Assort. -Snails | LR Hitchers: Crabs, Urchins, Brittle Stars, Feather Dusters, and more

Corals: Assorted Mushrooms | Green Button Polyps | Toadstool Leather | Pulsing Xenia | Clove Polyps | Star Polyps | FrogSpawn | Branching Hammer | Candy Cane | Zoos | Ricordea | Open Brain | Bubble |
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Old 09-20-2004, 03:24 PM   #6
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Those are some nice looking lights. What's your plan on mounting the lights?
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Old 09-20-2004, 03:54 PM   #7
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they are great lights. we sell them at work and they are just great. did it come with the legs? that is how we have ours set up in the store.
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Old 09-20-2004, 05:08 PM   #8
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very nice. I have been thinking about getting that fixture. I also have a 72 gal. BF. $700 is a pretty good price for it. Let me know how you like it.
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Those are some nice looking lights. What's your plan on mounting the lights?
The stands or legs it came with wont fit the 72 gallon bow.

I am not interested in hanging the fixture so I am going to go with
a cleaner version of what I am using temporarily. I just threw
up any 2 even height blocks of wood to see if it would work, like you see in the pic above. And it works great.

A nice fitting piece of finished wood to match the tank stand or maybe black to match the fixture on both sides for support will do the trick.

I cant imagine having this set up and not having the chiller. It
creates a lot of heat. I highly recommend a chiller. It's nice
to not worry about the temp.

The lights are awesome. I am very happy with them.
I'll post up pics tonight and include one with the moonlights.
They look really cool at night.

Next mission is to catch the crabs...
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Lighting: 48'' Coralife HQI aqualight pro | 2 150 watt MH | 2 96 watt true actinic fluorescents | 3 1 watt blue-moon-glow LEDs

Fish&Inverts: 3-BlueGreen Chromis | Shrimp Goby | Purple Firefish | 6 Line-Wrasse | LawnMower Blenny | Royal Gramma | Coral Beauty | Maxima Clam | 16 Assort. -Snails | LR Hitchers: Crabs, Urchins, Brittle Stars, Feather Dusters, and more

Corals: Assorted Mushrooms | Green Button Polyps | Toadstool Leather | Pulsing Xenia | Clove Polyps | Star Polyps | FrogSpawn | Branching Hammer | Candy Cane | Zoos | Ricordea | Open Brain | Bubble |
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Why don't the legs work on a 72 gal. bow front? That will be a deciding factor in whether or not I get this fixture. Thanks...Lando
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