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Old 08-12-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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Help me with lighting please..!

I'd like to get rid of the stock lighting of my 14g biocube.. Currently it's 10,000k and a actinic. I believe theyre called compact florecents.. I don't mind the price. I just want a fixture that looks nice, make colors pop, and doesn't limit me to what I can grow.. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.. Thanks!!!!!

Here's the setup as of now.. I lost one brain coral, I blame the lights... I'm scared to buy Stoney corals with my current lighting.. Help please..
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For a 14 gallon tank I would think that lighting would be OK. The are on the bottom as far as intensity but for a shallow tank like that you should be OK. Maybe you could check out VHO lighting or maybe even T5HO lighting. Did you check out your water parameters to make sure?
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:08 PM   #3
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Honestly my urchin knocked him off a rock. It landed face down in the dirt. I was gone for 2 days.. I then glued it to the rock and a week later it was a complete skeleton... I just keep learning about t5s, LEDs, mh, so many options... Idk the difference between perfect and overkill..
Also I'd like a clam and stuff that requires a lot of light, from what I'm told..
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Ps tank is probably only14" tall.. But part of the overhaul is to remove the hood anyways.. Anyone have a biocube without stock lighting??
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I know they sell hang on metal halide lights for biocubes. I think that would be perfect for what you're trying to accomplish.
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Any brand or additional info?? Thanks.
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http://fishneedit.com/250w-metal-hal...ndant-lig.html

This looks good. You'd have to take off the biocube hood though.
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Here's one.

http://www.marinedepot.com/lighting_...vanced-ap.html
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if you are looking for more lighting for the cube this site has a bunch of diy options.

Nanocustoms LED Products - CRE Loaded Ecommerce

You can effectively double the 2 bulbs to 4!

But if you want the hood gone then the light listed above that clips on would be a good option. here are two other clip on options


Aquarium Lighting for Nano Reef Aquariums: Viper HQI Metal Halide Clamp Lamp
Aquarium Lighting for Nano Reef Aquariums: JBJ Lighting K-2 Viper Deluxe HQI Metal Halide Fixture
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