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Old 04-02-2011, 08:20 PM   #11
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A metal halide is probably the best one I know of that is reasonably priced.
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20 pounds of live rock
a reef grade salt
a power head or two
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lighting enough to support photosynthetic creatures.
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please don't post the same thing over and over in different topic forums.
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whats a great metal halide were should i buy it
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what kind of filter do u reccomend ? i have A 110 aquaclear thats it
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All four threads merged together. Please refrain from posting same threads in different forums. It really clutters the site as well as it`s against site rules.
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ty so much do u think thats the only filter i would need ? for my 20 g reef?
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the aquaclear is fine, providing you add the other things i mentioned earlier.
a 30" tank is a long tank to have metal halide over. it won't cover the tank properly, hence the wrong choice. i would go with a t-5 HO fixture like this-
AquaticLife 30" T5 HO 4 Lamp Fixture with Lunar Lights
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I recommend that you get your hands on that 20g long since it would be easier to light than a 20g high. With the high, you would most likely have to place coral in the upper 2/3 of the tank depending on your lighting choice. Honestly, I got by easily with just a heater and 2 Hydor Koralia 1's for powerheads. Additional equipment is not needed, in fact, the less clutter you have in there, the better. Hope this helps.
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