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Old 01-03-2013, 06:04 AM   #1
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what size light/ led light an wattage must i need for saltwater reef tank ?

It is 4 1/2 ft long 1 ft deep 1 1/2 ft high. Help would be much apreiciated. Im new to this i have just made finished my stand with sump. I have done research but cannot find the exact answer. Thankyou everyone
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:08 AM   #2
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Depends what your putting in the tank mate?
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:11 AM   #3
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Ohh yes sorry that is correct! Uhmm just sorta heaps of nice easy maintainable corals an fish like gobys clownfish just a nice colorful tank! an am i able to to get some crabs starfish an things? maybe u culd give me a good combination list of fish an corals etc i could put in their! thanks mate
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Don't know the exact figure myself but I'm sure dome one will help you... My guess would be u need at least 70w
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:29 AM   #5
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I would research corals. Go to a website like Live Aquaria or similar and decide what kinds of corals you want and then choose your lighting. If you can't decide, go with the strongest lighting you can get, so you aren't limited. it's impossible to say how many watts you will need, because no two fixtures are created equal. You could also look on this site and find someone with a similar tank that you like the look of, and see what lighting they are using.
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Okay thankyou guys!. Also i have a weir in the corner with a drain on the bottom. I had someone drill the holes for me and do not want to tank it back for another hole. Is it necesary to have a second one for backup or the one should be fine and not block up?. It is 25 mm hole on bottom of weir with a drain over it and gointo have balls an things in weir. Um just worried i do not want it to overflow
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Can you take a picture of what you are talking about? I see 2 holes in the bottom of the tank if I'm not mistaken. One at each end in the bottom pane.
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This is the weir mrx
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And x what size tankk do you have?
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Ahh. You should have made that compartment a little bigger. You are going to need a standpipe so that water doesn't make a lot of noise crashing down to the bottom. Also, can you fit your hand down there to tighten it or collect something that has fallen down there?
I currently have a 300 gallon display.
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