Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-18-2003, 04:04 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Northern Nevada
Posts: 140
Check out this lighting system! Would it work for me?

Check out this system. I am a newbie but it looks pretty cool. I have a 120 gallon tank that I will be setting up as a reef tank as soon as I sell my Chevelle for the last of the components that I need (Lights being the big one anyone want to buy a '71 chevelle? ) My tank is 60" long and 24" deep, will this 48 inch light be too small? I am wanting to do everything right the first time so assume that I will have creatures/corals that have high lighting requirements. If not, what would be

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=46314

Thanks
Zero
__________________

__________________
Remember... It's only Paranoia if your wrong.

Why Settle For The Lesser Evil! Vote Cthulhu!

Live in Nevada? Visit the Nevada Regional Forum at http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewfo...dcb6a37297e562
CountZero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2003, 05:14 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: San Jose, Ca
Posts: 64
I just bought those lights and couldnt be happier. The moon lights are something else . As far as working for a 120 gal reef tank, I'd say you'l need a bit more power. If I'm not mistaken, you should be aiming for 3-4 watts a gallon. The system you where looking at would only supply a little over 2 watts per gallon.

HTH
__________________

__________________
Calvin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2003, 11:23 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: WOODSTOCK, GA
Posts: 973
Send a message via AIM to MACATUA Send a message via MSN to MACATUA Send a message via Yahoo to MACATUA
Hey, I just got those lights too! They are so cool, but I think they may be a bit weak, and they do make a 60" fixture, but it is only 260W, same as the 48. But I have them on my 55, and love them!

__________________
Woo Hoo, PAYDAY! Time to pay the LFS rent (even before I pay mine )


Join the Alabama Regional Forum!
MACATUA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2003, 12:22 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: philadelphia. PA.
Posts: 2,679
Selling your chevelle for lights? lets not get crazy here, I realize this hobby is very interesting/challenging but...
__________________
Mike
MT79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2003, 12:39 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1,437
Please forward me info/pics regarding your Chevelle.

Yes I love Chevelles.

Dont jack up the price because I said that though.
__________________
snapcrackler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2003, 02:08 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: philadelphia. PA.
Posts: 2,679
If you plan on keeping high intensity light requiring corals this is not nearly enough. For a 120 GAL setup, IMO, I would look at MH's. Especially if you plan on keeping SPS's. The rule of thumb is 3-5 watts per gallon. SPS's require lots of lighting. Figure on at least 480 watts of lighting, minimum. HTH
__________________
Mike
MT79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2003, 02:53 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Northern Nevada
Posts: 140
Quote:
Originally Posted by snapcrackler
Please forward me info/pics regarding your Chevelle.

Yes I love Chevelles.

Dont jack up the price because I said that though.
heh, Set your own price, Its on Ebay as we speak. Here is the URL!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=2438314473

Zero
__________________
Remember... It's only Paranoia if your wrong.

Why Settle For The Lesser Evil! Vote Cthulhu!

Live in Nevada? Visit the Nevada Regional Forum at http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewfo...dcb6a37297e562
CountZero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2003, 02:55 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Northern Nevada
Posts: 140
Quote:
Originally Posted by MT79
If you plan on keeping high intensity light requiring corals this is not nearly enough. For a 120 GAL setup, IMO, I would look at MH's. Especially if you plan on keeping SPS's. The rule of thumb is 3-5 watts per gallon. SPS's require lots of lighting. Figure on at least 480 watts of lighting, minimum. HTH
Got any particular brand in mind? Post a link if you would. I am a newbie, and liked the idea of the self contained unit. They also have it in a 60" model, would that work any better?
Thanks,
Zero
__________________
Remember... It's only Paranoia if your wrong.

Why Settle For The Lesser Evil! Vote Cthulhu!

Live in Nevada? Visit the Nevada Regional Forum at http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewfo...dcb6a37297e562
CountZero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2003, 03:23 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: San Jose, Ca
Posts: 64
The 60 inch unit had th same output as the 48 inch unit. Remember your looking to increase the Watts per Gallon.
__________________
Calvin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2003, 12:36 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1,437
Cool, thanks for the link.

I heard that a combination of MH's and VHO together makes a really super nice illumination, for exaple 2 MH's plus 3-4 VHO actinic. That would take up a good portion of your CHevelle money tho 8)
__________________

__________________
snapcrackler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
light, lighting, stem, system

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yet another lighting check Ratrik13 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 05-07-2009 02:25 PM
check out my new lighting on my 30g weemanpow3 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11 08-26-2006 02:41 PM
Check Valve or Not on CO2 Pressurized System??? LindaC Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 17 05-09-2006 09:38 PM
check my filter system is it good mattvght100 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 12-09-2003 12:16 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.