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Old 04-01-2011, 04:52 AM   #1
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starting 100g reef

Have FOWLR right now but want to start a reef tank and am wondering about the lighting . My 100g is 60x18x20 will :

2- 150 Metal Halide 15k HQI Double Ended bulbs (300 watts)
4 - 65 watt power compact actinic (blue) bulbs (260 watts)
6 watts of Blue Lunar Led bulbs

work well? Any feedback would b much appreciated,
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:15 AM   #2
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I know they halides will be good, PCs aren't great but they'll work.
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Ya thats what I've been reading . Not great how , not nice to look at?
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:24 AM   #4
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Well, IMO yes. I have purely PC lighting in a smaller 14G Biocube and it's bleh at best. But they also aren't very efficient (Lose a lot of usable inside the tube) and not very strong, also replacement bulbs are somewhat pricey compared to say something like T5s
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Hmmm , I bought that unit on ebay waiting for it to b delivered. I converted this 100g from freshwater so been running two 40w T8's so it gotta look better than what i have. I'll have 5.6 w per gallon with it so hopefully the useable light loss wont b an issue...
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Can you give me a web address of the lighting? For the first time ever, I found another person that has a 100g reef tank. Same dimensions as mine. But without the reef. I would really appreciate help on lighting. That's all I need left in my list of things to buy.
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150 watt halides will limit you. the power compacts will supplement slightly, and the LEDs are worthless. what do you intend to keep? softies and LPS? if so, it's fine for that. sps/clams/anemones is not going to work.
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this the link on ebay if u want to check it out

48'' Metal Halide 2x 150 Compact Aquarium Light 560watt on eBay.ca (item 260756103892 end time 25-Mar-11 19:17:29 EDT)
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