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Old 11-18-2005, 06:45 PM   #1
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Lighting ? for 125 Gal. fish only

Can i get an opinion on this fixture? My canopy is about 10 " high and the tank is 6' long...it will be a fowlr-----will i have dark spots? and any suggestions on adding moonlights later on? http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...roduct=ES53206
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Old 11-18-2005, 07:58 PM   #2
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If I may make a suggestion, since your tank is 6' long, I would recommend getting the Coralife 72", which would cover your entire tank. I have the 48" retro on my 4' tank and love it. The canopy will be fine at 10".

You can add the moonlights as well. They are cheap enough on E-Bay.

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Old 11-18-2005, 08:17 PM   #3
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Hope this will end all light woes. I Have a 6' tank, AGA210 with the 72" coralife. I used the feet that coralife sells to raise the light off of the tank surface approximatly 2.5 to 3" and only had small dark spot at the top of the tank close to the front and the back, but at your location 10" off of the surface then there should not be any dark spots whatsoever. That unit had the 4 95 watters in. If thats not enough they do make one with six 95 watters but a fowlr probably wouldn't need that much. It also comes with moonlights. Very cool for night viewing. HTH
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The good thing is he is looking at the retro kit, which he can mount in his canopy to get it off the glass. After doing so, I wouldn't have it any other way. You will love the Coralife!

Lemon - Have you tried the 50/50 bulbs in those yet? I was looking to replace my 10,000K's soon and wanted something more in the blue spectrum.

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Old 11-18-2005, 08:26 PM   #5
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No I havent, I ordered some when I first got the unit due to rough shipping methods but instead of shipping me the 50/50's they sent 2 more 10k's. Thats the only thing with power compacts, I shure wish they made pc's in 14 and 20k. But when set up new 90 gal after move looking into MH just for the different kelvin ratings available for reefing.
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I want to try the 50/50's in the next couple of weeks. Right now, I use the Coralife to supplement my 2 250 MH 14K. You will be happy with those if you are using the Coralife's already at the same time.

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That sound like a plan to me. I almost want to be able to move tomarro just because this darn tankbug is starting to itch and want to scratch it. Oh, well I guess I will have to wait till febuary till I can do anything. That should ge me enough time to save up and get almost everything at once. I shure hope I can find some southdown out there in Az.
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I haven't been able to find any out here. I ordered sand from premiumaquatics.com for my 120g. Shipping nearly killed me on it! What part of AZ are you moving to?

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Probably going back to my hometown of Tucson or maybe just outside of it. Seems like they got some new houses going up by oracle junction that look pretty interesting. Cool view of the back side of Mt. Lemon and not to crowded. Another idea was maybe up in Flag but deffinatly would want to get an indoor job before even thinking of that during the winter.
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Can you post a link for the 6 ft? All i could find in there retro was the 4 ft....and i was wondering if i could drill holes in a non retro and screw it to my canopy's cross braces?
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