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Old 06-22-2004, 10:21 PM   #11
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I have 4w per of NO light
What size tank? How many bulbs does it take? Lighting a 75gal. reef w/ NO would be more of a PITA than using VHO, or PC IMO. Par and k are also factors here. Would you say your monti"s and other corals are vibrantly colored? How long have you had them?
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you guys have got to be kidding me so you believe everything you here
No, I don't believe everything I hear, if you read my post I said a minimum of 3 watts per gallon, you have four watts per gal, why would "we" be kidding?
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Old 06-22-2004, 10:29 PM   #12
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I have a 72 gal. with the Coralife 4x65 for total of 260 watts. Half actinic an half 10,000K. I do know that I could have better lighting but it seems to be working for me. I do go topless so I get better light penetration and all seems happy and healthy. I have a wide variety of corals that thrive under these lights. I also keep one rose BTA and it is growing like crazy. Bang for your buck, this is a great all in one lighting system and worht the upgrade from the No. It will even make a huge difference in how your fish look. Hope this helps...Lando
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Here's a question: is it best to have your actinic 03 bulb in the back, and a 10k in front?

I think depth needs to be considered too. Maybe he's got 4wpg of NO's, but if its a long tank, he's getting more intensity. That's the reason I went with a 40breeder...just a little shallower, and has the full 18" width for a nicer aquascape.

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I don't think it makes a difference, just personal preference. the Coralife has the 10,00k in front and the actinic in the back. really does not matter.
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I have a 72 gal. with the Coralife 4x65 for total of 260 watts. Half actinic an half 10,000K. I do know that I could have better lighting but it seems to be working for me. I do go topless so I get better light penetration and all seems happy and healthy. I have a wide variety of corals that thrive under these lights. I also keep one rose BTA and it is growing like crazy. Bang for your buck, this is a great all in one lighting system and worht the upgrade from the No. It will even make a huge difference in how your fish look. Hope this helps...Lando
Yes, thank you. That's exactly what I wanted to know!
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Here's a question: is it best to have your actinic 03 bulb in the back, and a 10k in front?
The corals in your tank will usually start at the top (in the back) and then get lower as they get closer to the front, so if you only have two bulbs, I would put the more intense (daylight, 10K, 50/50) in the front and the actinic in the back.
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I have a home made hood doesn;t look bad cost $30 + bulbs on a 55 gallon regular size. Ya everything looks great great colors etc... the only thing that isn;t really growing at a fast pace is a few montipora that started on a few zoo rocks I bought.I forgot to I also have ricordia's red and tri color and they do great.

I keep my lights mixed evenly as to not make the corals lean one way or the other. I noticed in my 10 I had that they always leaned to the 03.

6 NO bulbs 48" about 4 months now w/ good growth

also for RR lmao , ya I call luck apart of me so hey
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