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Old 08-05-2005, 08:43 PM   #1
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Need more lighting?

I know I've been flooding this board with a lot of questions lately but I just want to make sure I do things right the first time...it's a little cheaper that way!

I've got 4X65 watt power compact lighting over my 75 gallon. Is that amount of light going to really limit me on the corals I can keep? I've heard that I should be fine with the mushrooms, zoos, and various polyps, but I would like to keep some of the sps/lps and acropora. If I put another 130 to 260 watts of pc lighting over my tank would that allow me to keep the more demanding hard corals?

And I thought african cichlids were addictive! This saltwater stuff has me going nuts! It has to be one of the most addictive hobbies out there but sure will impact the pocket book!

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75 gallon (finally got water in it in late June)
40 lbs aragonite select sand
25 lbs live rock
10 lbs of base rock added 7-6-05
2 x Penguin 330 w/bio wheel
NO 40 watt Powerglow
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Old 08-05-2005, 08:57 PM   #2
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If you add a additional 130 you should able to keep anything you like. Most people follow the 5 watts per gallon rule as a guideline.
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