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Old 05-06-2004, 07:36 PM   #1
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How many WPG?

I've got nothing set in stone to do, but in the future I plan on upgrading my 29gal to corals and such.

Needless to say, I'm going to have to upgrade my lighting to do such.

I was looking around, and was just wondering how many watts per gallon should I have for my 29gal?


I was looking at the hellolights 24inch 4bulb VHO retrofit, but I thought 300watts on a 29gal may be a little overkill [ 10WPG.. ]


I'm just wondering what my target wattage should be?
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YOu should base your target lighting on what kinds of corals your wanting.

10WPG might be overkill for softies but its not overkill for SPS or clams for example.
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Clams would be something I'd be interested in keeping, as well as Anenomes.


As far as Corals, I like all of them. Heh. Polyp, HPS, SPS, ect.



I suppose I could adjust the WPG by not using all VHO bulbs, maybe 2 VHO and to NO bulbs.
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If you're sure you'll be keeping clams and SPS, you might want to look into a MH fixture.
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Theres no way to get by with intense VHO lighting instead?
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A 150W MH pendant would be nice over the 29 gal tank. Would give you a wonderful ripple effect also.

That level of lighting would not be overkill then if you want maximum flexability in what you can keep.
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