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Old 02-02-2008, 12:29 PM   #21
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I totally agree that the 150watt MH lights will pretty much turn a tank into a hot tub. However, have you considered the 70watt Vipor clamp on lamp by JBJ? It is less wattage and the design allows you to suspend the lamp several inches above the water. If you are heck-bent on MH this is the only lamp I would consider.

So...the next question is, why MH? If you would like some SPS and a clam then go for it. If you are interested in LPS and softies then look at a different option for lighting.
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:11 PM   #22
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I gave the 70watt Vipor clamp on lamp a look, and for $140 bucks I think it would be a good choice. Iv'e been thinking about switching to the 29G cube that fijiwigi was talking about. Would 70Watts be enough for SPS and hard corals as well as clams? (this is not even 2.5 watts/gallon). Would it be a wise choice to go with the 150 watt model or would that also get too hot, even when the arm is fully extended.??
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If you upgrade to a 29gal then I would use a 150watt lamp.
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But with a great deal of attentiveness would it be possible to start a 10G reef even if it's just 1 or 2 simple, easy to keep corals(but I have seen some SWEET closed brain corals, I'm not sure how they fair in captivity)? What am I missing?
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http://www.saltwaterfish.com/site_11...ot_parent_id=4

I think this is the type of Brain. Im having trouble finding any other pictures of it and am not sure if it is the kind i saw. Many corals look very similar, any thoughts?
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how high would the lighting need to be to not affect the temperature?
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I would not attempt an open brain in a 10gal. Go for the 29.
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What type of high light corals are available for a 10? Is it too small for any decorative clam?

Would it be a very big mistake to go for the metal halides in my situation?
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alot do MH on 10 gallons you will need a couple things tho , one being a series of fans for evaprative cooling and an ATO to help negate the drop in water . You may also wish to look into a chiller (not always necessary on an open top with fans) and some sort of controller such as a ReefKeeper. The most I would go is 150 and watch for temp swings ,most get fans to do the work and a controller for it as well. You would then be set to keep most anything , coral wise .If you go MH you are as limmited as your imaginaton (some corals will still be difficult to keep reguardless of lighting ) You may find yourself trimming frags so you may want something that is a slow grower
Some keep clams in the 10 with 80 watts I have no personal experience with them and really can not offer sound advice there , the one thing I do remember from reasearch is that clams less than 3 inches will need fed, larger ones pull stuff from the water column ....
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Just my 2 cents, but I consider nano and 10 gallon reef tanks for experts only. Things can wrong very quickly in that small of an environment.

I know SadieLynn feels it is doable and is proof that it can be done. There is a great sticky on understanding the nano on the site she links to.
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