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Old 09-13-2011, 01:53 AM   #1
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On a tight budget.

I have a 5 month 120 gallon progressing saltwater tank. What is the cheapest way for me to set up a good lighting system. I have some coralline , but not taking over real well. I currently have a 48" coralife 10,000k and a regular 48" cool white. The tank is 26" deep.
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:56 AM   #2
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look at fishneedit.com they have good fixtures for a good price. also try craigslist
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With the tank being so deep you'll need good penetration. Are you planning on corals and if so what kind? A 4 fixture bulb setup might not be the best choice.

I would scour CL for a MH 250watt setup. Just my opinion
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With the tank being so deep you'll need good penetration. Are you planning on corals and if so what kind? A 4 fixture bulb setup might not be the best choice.

I would scour CL for a MH 250watt setup. Just my opinion
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fishneedit has halide with t5 fixtures too
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