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Old 06-04-2013, 08:40 PM   #11
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Idk anything about corals lol. All i know is you need is very clean water and good lighting.
Yep, but some corals need more light than others. You will be somewhat limited with that fixture, but it should keep you busy until you are ready for more advanced, higher light corals. That fixture will allow you a pretty good variety in the 55.
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How much is that fixture?

If its more than a couple hundred you could go leds easier, and probably cheaper. Unless you get a used fixture.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:38 PM   #13
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I do t remember i think $380 something
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For 380 you can buy LEDs that will allow you to keep whatever you want, and never change a bulb.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:53 PM   #15
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Mr x how come you say no to 150 gallon tank?
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:56 PM   #16
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The dimensions aren't ideal for a reef IME. Too deep top to bottom and only 18" front to back. A 180 is shallower top to bottom and 24" front to back. The bigger the footprint, and shallower a tank is, the better reef tank it will make. The aquascape is easier, sand bed space is better, and reaching the bottom is easier. Also, until LEDs arrived, lighting a deeper tank was more expensive.
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Well I got a 150 and that just sucks balls mine is 6 ft x 29 x 19 so that sucks
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For 380, you could have leds easy.

Go on amazon or ebay and search "taotronics"
2 of those dimmed would work for any coral.
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Well I got a 150 and that just sucks balls mine is 6 ft x 29 x 19 so that sucks
I'm not saying it's impossible, I'm just saying some tanks might work better, unless you have arms like these....
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Mine is over 30" deep and it makes it a challenge to clean, but I also like having a tall rock wall to display corals on. Some fish, like tangs need the horizontal room to swim in, so in general width over depth.
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