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Old 09-12-2004, 02:58 AM   #1
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Lighting again.

Well I'm creating a new subject to answer a question I added at the bottom of another subject. The question was. I've heard lots of opinions on lights. I want to buy a one of these do it all light hoods for a fifty gallon reef tank with inverts and live rock. It has 2*65 watt day actinic light bulbs, and 2 moon lights. You can find it at
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I personally don't think its enough, but I'm not good at installing things. Can you help me find an alternative system, with little or no assembly required.

Also I would like this to become a sticky as it is a common newbie problem. I've read some books and even they argue.
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Old 09-12-2004, 03:05 AM   #2
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Hey man, like what size tank do you have??? What do you want to keep???? "Johny five need more info", haha

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Old 09-12-2004, 10:47 AM   #3
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You're right, it's not really enough. I think you would be better going for atleast 4x65w on a 50 gal.. 4x96w would be even better and let you keep pretty much anything in there.
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I told you, 50 gal rectangular 36" x 15" x 20". I want to keep fish, hermits, and shrimp. Some hardier ones.
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Old 09-12-2004, 09:42 PM   #5
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I don't see 50 gal anywhere in the original post, sorry, maybe it's just me ????

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Re: Lighting again.

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I want to buy a one of these do it all light hoods for a fifty gallon reef tank with inverts and live rock.
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sweet, when you underline it it stands out, haha, my bad.

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Another question. If my tank is 36" long, and it recommends 24" lighting can I fit 36" lighting on it? Would it overlap?
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What do you think of this? http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...roduct=CU01015
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I ran a 4x55 on my 75 gal and had no problems with softies, zoos and even a few LPS's. For inverts and softies, you should be fine with on a 50. If you think you would want more than go bigger for sure.
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