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Old 10-07-2012, 07:18 PM   #1
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New 26 Bowfront!

I just transferred my 14 gallon biocube to a 26 gallon bowfront aquarium. The LFS let me borrow some lights until I get new ones, but I need to know how much I need. I have a clownfish, a sixline wrasse, a cleaner shrimp, a flame scallop, hermit crabs and snails in there. I have cabbage coral, bubble coral, pipe organ, kenya trees, ricordeas, green mushrooms, and candy canes.... How many t5 lights do I need?
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:23 PM   #2
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Awesome, would love to see the setup! You can use 4 T5 HO lights. 2 actinic, 2 white (or blue plus I think it's called).
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:20 PM   #3
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What's a good brand for a fixture? I found one on aquatraders.com for pretty cheap, but I'm really not sure of the quality...
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26 Gallon Bowfront. Clownfish. Six-line wrasse. Coral Beauty. 2 Chromis. Cleaner Shrimp. 2 Emerald Crab. CUC. || 36 Gallon Bowfront. Snowflake Clownfish. Six-line. Watchman Goby. Harptail Blenny. 4 Chromis. Cleaner Shrimp. 4 Emerald Crabs. CUC. || 29 Gallon. Pair of Snow Onyx Clownfish. Watchman Goby. Pistol Shrimp. Small CUC.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:52 PM   #4
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I use a Sunlight Supply Tek T5 HO fixture (from BRS) and so does my lfs for their frag tank and my and their corals & clams are doing great.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:12 PM   #5
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Are there any other brands you could recommend? I'm in college, so I'm kind of on a $150 budget... ha
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26 Gallon Bowfront. Clownfish. Six-line wrasse. Coral Beauty. 2 Chromis. Cleaner Shrimp. 2 Emerald Crab. CUC. || 36 Gallon Bowfront. Snowflake Clownfish. Six-line. Watchman Goby. Harptail Blenny. 4 Chromis. Cleaner Shrimp. 4 Emerald Crabs. CUC. || 29 Gallon. Pair of Snow Onyx Clownfish. Watchman Goby. Pistol Shrimp. Small CUC.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:15 PM   #6
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Aquaticlife...Nova Extreme..check out the options on MarineDepot.com for T5 HO lights.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:19 PM   #7
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Great! Thanks so much!
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26 Gallon Bowfront. Clownfish. Six-line wrasse. Coral Beauty. 2 Chromis. Cleaner Shrimp. 2 Emerald Crab. CUC. || 36 Gallon Bowfront. Snowflake Clownfish. Six-line. Watchman Goby. Harptail Blenny. 4 Chromis. Cleaner Shrimp. 4 Emerald Crabs. CUC. || 29 Gallon. Pair of Snow Onyx Clownfish. Watchman Goby. Pistol Shrimp. Small CUC.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:32 PM   #8
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I just bought a truelumens brand from my LFS. They come in all sizes. I bought mine for $189 plus $25 for the transformer. It is great!!!!!! 12,000K and lasts 50,000 hours. It's an LED setup. I had an deep blue nova extreme, but this one is much brighter. I am sure your setup does not require 48in. So I am sure the light is much cheaper. I have a 60 inch tank, but all I needed was 48in. you won't be disappointed. It's the same ones my LFS uses for his corals.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:33 PM   #9
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Yeah no problem! How's your flame scallop? How old is, or was your tank and how long have you had him. I'm thinking about getting one in the future.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:42 PM   #10
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