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Old 02-22-2004, 10:48 PM   #1
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I am thinking of getting a pc retrofit kit for my 60g it is acrilic and shaped weird I found a retrofit kit that will fit total watts will be 260w the tank is only 17 deep the lights will cover the whole tank do u think this will be enough watts to keep corals and inverts in the future i am getting them now just for my live rock but i will probley get corals in the future also with this lighting will i need a chiller thanks Jester
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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I would think that 4+ watts / gal would be fine for a lot of corals.

As for the chiller, if you raise the light so that it is up off the water a bit, you might not have any heat issues. Some PC lights have fans on them too.
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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You should be able to keep all but the very demanding corals. Any of the soft corals should do OK...most LPS should be able to live under these lights as well.
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Dont invest in a chiller just yet. There are several ways to cool a tank a few degrees with out such an expensive bit of equipment.
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