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Old 09-08-2011, 10:37 AM   #1
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29 gallon lighting

hello i have started my 29 gallon sw tank, down the road i am wanting to have live coral. My questions are do i need a 4 or 2 bulb system. Also what r the best 30 inch lights

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Congratulations on setting up a sw tank!

I would highly suggest a 4 bulb system. There are literally tons of fixtures though. Depends on your budget. I can link a few if you like if I know hwere you wanna be on price for lights. Some can be quite pricey!
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thanks i would like to stay under 200$
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Lemme see what I can find....

30in 4Bulbs fixtures

Not a bad beginner light fixture. And cheap too

Aquarium Lighting T5 Fluorescent Light Fixture: AquaticLife T5 HO and Lunar Light Fixtures

Alot more expensive but a better fixture

Aquarium Lighting for Freshwater and Reef Systems: Nova Extreme Compact SLR T-5 Fixtures

very good fixture, not so cheap but not so expensive

and finally Aquatraders - Guaranteed Best Prices on Aquarium Lightings + Free Shipping! has some cheap lights but thats what they are cheap. I used them myself and had no issues whatsoever. But some steer clear of them.
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thank you now i just have to figure out what one i want
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