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Old 03-23-2012, 10:39 PM   #51
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So you think a 4 bulb or 2 bulb setup. Sorry for jacking your thread here i havent had a lighting response on mine.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:02 PM   #52
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Honestly, I'm usually one to get more than I need, so I would buy the 4-bulb to be on the safe side, rather than find out later I didn't have enough light.

Another option would be to look into the TaoTronics LED's on ebay. They are pretty inexpensive, like $130 each, and according to a few reputable people on here that have them, they are able to keep SPS with them, so low light corals like shrooms would be gravy, and you'd get the shimmer effect ~ all for less money than a nice 4-bulb.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:03 PM   #53
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The Aquaticlife fixture I have is fantastic as far as I'm concerned. I had ATI bulbs in it, but it was easily growing out even easy SPS in my 54 for a while.

I have a 24" version.
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Thanks so much for the help Tim. I'm about to update my 45 build with some good news and see I'f I can get more opinions on the lighting situation . I was going to order a two bulb odyssea fixture but maybe I need four. I'm 100% clueless on corals .
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:23 PM   #55
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If you don't do LED's, and go with the T5's, I would highly recommend a 4-bulb simply because, you won't stick to mushrooms. As soon as you see how cool they are, you are going to really really want to try a torch, or a frogspawn, or a hammer, or some other cool coral and you're gonna be wishing you had just a little bit more light.
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I hear that. Kinda like starting with a small fish tank. That never lasts too long.
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:30 PM   #57
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Here we go: new stand in action!
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Congrats on the new stand!

You have a frag tank?
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Thanks. Yes I do have a frag tank. On my 54 gallon build there is pics and discussion of it in the last few pages somewhere
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Just went to the lfs, and saw the angler you are getting! No joke, it was the size of my thumbnail and it was 150 bucks!! How big do they get?
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