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Old 11-24-2005, 12:30 PM   #11
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Ok, well the T5 is around the same price, so I think I am going to go with T5.


Now so I dont have to make a new thread, is a digital or glass thermometer better? I was looking at the Coralife and one of the classic glass ones. Which would you suggest?
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Old 11-29-2005, 08:38 PM   #12
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I found this one. http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113175 Is it a good fixture? It's only 200 bucks so if its good, I am going to buy it.
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Old 11-29-2005, 09:26 PM   #13
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How deep is your tank? What corals do you want to keep? This will make a big difference in the amount and type of light recommended. Keep in mind, it is not a watts/gal thing, its a penetration thing. If you are interested in anemones, clams and SPS corals then MH is a better choice. It will give you the best penetrating light for these highly light-dependant animals. www.aquatraders.com has some pretty decent and inexspensive MH/CF combo fixtures. If you intend to only keep softies with some LPS corals then CF or T5 should be just fine. Bottom line...figure out what you want to keep and build lighting around that. Reef lighting is one of the most exspensive parts of a reef tank so you only want to do it once.
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The tank is 17-18 inches deep. I can live without SPS corals, so I may not get any of those. I wanted an Anemone. Also, I wanted the other types of corals like LPS, maybe some Mushrooms. Will T5 be OK?
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