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Old 08-31-2006, 10:24 PM   #1
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Salt water lighting suggestions.

alright, I recently decided to start a salt water tank, and im in need of advice on lighting. right now im looking at this light fixture http://www.bigalsonline.com/BigAlsUS...lestriplight24

and im also looking at moon lighting. any suggestions on whether i should get these or not would be greatly appreciated!


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What are you planning on doing FOWLR or reef, that will determine your lighting and the size of the tank?
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its a 30 gallon and im gonna do fish with live rock at first, then im hoping to bring it over to reef. thanks for the welcome!
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If you are going to make it a reef tank in the near future then I'd get some more powerful lighting depending on the corals you want to do. If you are just going to wait a while and set up your tank first then down the line get one, I'd save up some money and decide what kind of reef you want to keep. If you want SPS's I'd go with a MH fixture or VHO lighting. You can have SPS under CF but you need a lot of it. If you just want LPS and softies then CF would be just fine. Remember for a FOWLR tank you dont need any of this lighting. You can just use NO flour. Its all a matter of opinion when you dont have corals or clams. HTH
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im pretty sure im gonna go with VHO. the link to bigalsonline actually said it had an actinic light and a vho flourescent light in the package.
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