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Old 02-22-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
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light for 6 foot 140 gallon tank?

If you where changing a 6 foot 140G tank from fresh to salt, what light would you buy? I want t5ho and would like to grow any coral that I want. I assume at least an 8 bulb fixture with individual reflectors. Has to be 72". I would like one that hinges up to get to the top of the tank for feeding.....etc. Any links or suggestions would be appreciated!
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:59 PM   #2
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Found this on line. Is it what I will need and is it a good price?

http://www.coralreefsupply.com/?aqua...il&detail=1419
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Thats a nice light but this one has 12 bulbs

72" 12x39W Nova Extreme PRO T5HO 3x10k/3x460nm Actinics by Current USA*(1082) - AquaCave.com

I have the nova pro and I have many many corals.
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Found this on line. Is it what I will need and is it a good price?

http://www.coralreefsupply.com/?aqua...il&detail=1419
I bought this same light except mines 48". So far I like it a lot as it was a big jump from what I had before. One thing I would suggest is if you can, get a hanging kit. Not sure of the quality of their hanging kit but the mounting legs leave something to be desired. I have to live with them for now but when I move I'll be buying a hanging kit. Other than that I love it. The timer is nice and easy to figure out.
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Don't any of these bigger lights come with hinged mounting legs? You would think the multiple bulb units would take up so much space that they would make them to hinge up out of the way for feeding and maintenance.
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Thats a nice light but this one has 12 bulbs

72" 12x39W Nova Extreme PRO T5HO 3x10k/3x460nm Actinics by Current USA*(1082) - AquaCave.com

I have the nova pro and I have many many corals.
Nice! But are the 4 extra bulbs needed and are they worth an additional $250? I know you got yours on the cheap used, didn't you?
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The NEP is only 12" wide... your tank is 18 or 24 wide isn't it? I'd think there's plenty of room to feed and do things. A hanging kit with pulleys and a way to raise/lower would probably be ideal if you're thinking you'd be rearranging and stuff a lot.
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Nice! But are the 4 extra bulbs needed and are they worth an additional $250? I know you got yours on the cheap used, didn't you?

Yep, picked mine up used from CL for $300. I wanted the most light i could get so that I didn't have to worry about upgrading. If I was faced with the same decision now and CL was not an option, I would most likely get the same fixture again. You can get it cheaper than the link I posted, that was the easiest one to link lol I've seen it for $5**.00 at some stores online.
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Found it for $603 here anyone find it cheaper????
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What is shipping? It's free at marine depot... but also $699. You just missed a sale too. They had it for $579 I think (in fact, I shouldn't have said that because you're probably mad at me for pointing it out).
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