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Old 05-13-2008, 12:26 AM   #41
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The 6 bulb T5 with individual high quality parabolic reflectors should let you keep anything you want in the tank. That is not an inexpensive fixture. Quality reflectors add to the cost.
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Old 05-13-2008, 11:06 PM   #42
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This one is 299.99 Current USA Nova Extreme Pro T5 Aquarium Lighting Fixture, 6X39 Watt, 36 inch
Will this fixture allow me to keep whatever I want? its a 46g and its 17" from substrate to water surface and about 21" from substrate to light fixture.
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Totally! Awesome unit.
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That's one of the units I am looking at right now.
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will it give me coral freedom. I don't want to be restricted on what coral I can have.
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"Coral freedom" good one!
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:48 AM   #48
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You'll love this fixture! Nice and quiet-bulbs last longer than the pc bulbs. Ooooh! Clams now! you need clams......
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Old 05-14-2008, 12:10 PM   #49
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That's a nice light fixture, not overly pricey too. I'd go for it. I can't answer whether you'll be able to grow everything, but surely it will do better for you than PC would.

IMO, buying a purebred St. Bernard and a purebred English Mastiff, only to have them mate and produce mutts, is like buying two extremly expensive fine wines, and them mixing them together and throwing some beer in there as well. You're paying for everything you're not getting.

Still, you can rest assured that hip displaysia, cancer, or other problems with inter or in-breeding are not likely to be issues.

Catatonic, I don't like it when I see dogs caged or chained for long expanses of time (most of the time) outside. Sure, they're dogs and can handle it but it just seems wrong to me. Outside dogs wouldn't smell as bad or be as hairy or dirty if they were kept inside, so it's sort of tautological reasoning: I keep my outside dogs outside b/c they're dirty and smelly. Of course they are! You keep em outside! Just my opinion though. Ironically, I do agree with the annoyance at people treating their dogs like people. Clothes are for humans people!

FYI figiwigi, I hope you have a garden b/c with all that dogfood you'll be buying you'll have plenty of fertilizer as well!
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In that light fixture the reflector looks like one reflector with bends around each bulb. Not nearly as good as individual parabolic reflectors but much better than a single reflector for all bulbs.

Take a look at the Tek Light T5 Fluorescent Aquarium Lighting 3ft 6 bulb 234W which have 95% reflective aluminum 9-bend reflectors.
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