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Old 08-19-2004, 12:59 AM   #11
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A 46 gal bow front (Soft coral) reef tank with a 10 gal sump. And a 30 gal (SPS and Clam) reef tank hooked up to the sump of the 46 so they share water.
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Old 08-19-2004, 11:52 PM   #12
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yes i want to keep sps and clams. Will it be nessesary to have the 400 watt bulb so the light can go down two feet and reach the clams? The tank is deep and that is why I was wondering if the 400 watt bulbs would give better lighting at the bottom of the tank than the 250's so clams and others will grow better.
Thanks, its only 60 or so dollars more for the 400 verses 250 watts so I don't mind spending the extra cash.
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Old 08-20-2004, 12:09 AM   #13
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Well if you plan on keeping any softies or mushrooms i would go with the 250's. Mushrooms and softies do not like 400 watters! If you only want SPS and clams than go for the 400's. Just be aware that it is to much light for some corals!
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Old 08-20-2004, 12:16 AM   #14
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I am courous about lighting also. Would it be possible to set up a 250 MH on one side of the tank for mushrooms and softies and put a 400 MH on the other side of the tank for Clams and SPS? Or would that look funny?
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it would look very funny. 1/2 of the tnak would be brighter then the other 1/2. unless you were to some how find a way to cut the tank in 1/2 and make it seem like 2 tanks right next to the other. but i cant thing of a way to make it look like some thing normal.
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Old 08-20-2004, 08:21 AM   #16
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I think 250's are the best for an all around mixed tank! They will let you keep anything you want. They keep the heat lower tha the 400's and the use less power and are cheaper to buy. 400's have there place but in my opinion only dedicatd clam and SPS tanks or very deep tanks.
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