Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-02-2003, 01:22 PM   #11
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I do believe the Power Glo is going to benifit you. In this case, i will definately get rid of the yellow, as, it it more white/blue. I really like my Power Glo lights.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2003, 01:40 PM   #12
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Posts: 1,022
Send a message via AIM to Anemoneman Send a message via Yahoo to Anemoneman
Quote:
If so any recomendations on a replacement globe?
What exactly is a globe? The picture it conjurs for me is an incandescent light bulb. You are going to need more than 90W of light on your tank. I would start with closer to 250W total and move up from there. Since you want to keep corals, you will have much better growth and color from more intense lighting. This is the part that is most often overlooked/under done by new reef keepers, me included.

Mark
__________________

__________________
Mark
Anemoneman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2003, 01:50 PM   #13
Lee
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Australia
Posts: 13
Globe = Flourescent light bulb/globe, wait...TUBE..thats what it is! 250watts!? 8O uuuumm, for sale....lighting setup for 3 foot aquarium (3x30w) **** it never ends
__________________
Lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2003, 06:20 PM   #14
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
Quote:
Its a 31g
Actually it is a 40g.

Quote:
and the wattage is 3 x30.
I don't think you have enough light to do stoney corals. What you have may do OK, for awile, but it will, in all likelyhood, turn brown and slowly wither away. It is imperative that you target feed these corals until you can upgrade the lighting. The elegance will like med to large meaty foods, and the gonipora and leathers will appreciate some phytoplankton (actually the phyto will feed what the goni feeds on).

Quote:
i have heard that a yellowish globe has no benefit in a reef type tank as it doesnt benefit plant nor animal , is this true?
No, it's not true. The noon day sun is rated at about 5500K (very yellow). Spectrum is important, but a yellow spectrum is not bad for the corals.
__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2003, 11:10 PM   #15
Lee
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Australia
Posts: 13
Thank you for your input, i will look into the phytoplankton, and on the issue of the gallon size of the tank, gallon isnt a common term used here, we use litres and i took a guess at converting the two, guess i got it wrong, oh well its bigger than i thought, i wont argue with that!
__________________
Lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2003, 12:06 AM   #16
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
Quote:
we use litres and i took a guess at converting the two, guess i got it wrong, oh well its bigger than i thought, i wont argue with that!
It's not a problem at all. We have a section for calculators, where you can determine your tank volume with the measurements. You can also post in litres, we have a calculator to convert that as well, thanks to fishfreek

Don't let the lighting get you down. As Mark said, it is a mistake made by many of us, you are here now and we can steer you in the right direction.
__________________

__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
light, lighting

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lighting Questions animalparamedic Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 6 12-18-2007 02:09 PM
lighting questions? DARK Jak General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 5 05-06-2005 11:27 PM
lighting questions again! dang Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 12-18-2004 04:38 PM
Lighting Questions Gonzo82 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 1 12-15-2004 11:43 PM
Questions on Lighting again? Hookman Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 1 08-13-2003 12:24 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.