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Old 12-23-2003, 04:09 PM   #11
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With even 3x96w PC on a 46 gal at that height you would be able to keep a wide variety of soft, LPS and even a few select species of SPS.

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ok i think i found the lighting it is a Coralife Aqualight Compact Fluorescent Strinp light and i am going with the double strip light 36" 2 96 watt bulbs and it comes with a actinic and a 10,000k bulb for $209.99. will that let me grow some things? and i was thinking of then also getting a single 96 watt light and then put a 50/50 bulb in that. with just the 2 i have like 4.1 watts per gal and if i add the 2nd light it is up to like 6.2 watts per gal.

A 46 gal bow front (Soft coral) reef tank with a 10 gal sump. And a 30 gal (SPS and Clam) reef tank hooked up to the sump of the 46 so they share water.
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Old 12-26-2003, 07:56 PM   #13
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2x96w would be sufficient for most soft and some types of LPS but if you are going to be looking for a pre-build as apposed to DIY, I would instead suggest a 4x55w or even <<3x96w>>. The only drawback would be the cost of changing out 1 more bulb. The added strip will consume alot of area above the tank and you may not like the look.

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