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Old 07-11-2012, 12:54 AM   #1
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Help choosing a reef light

I'm new to the hobby and have a 220 gal fowlr and had it running for little over a Yr bought it all set up and running I'm wanting to add some coral but having a hard time on choosing the right light for my setup any help will help
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:58 AM   #2
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What are the dimensions of the tank and what direction would you like to go with the corals. Also if you have a budget what are you looking at cause reef lighting can't get very pricey.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:37 PM   #3
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Its 60"l 40" w 40" d I'm not really sure on the corals my favorite is the frog spawn and aneomes I like the flowing type of coral but anything with lots of color catches my eye I like
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:38 PM   #4
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I would like to stay 300 or below but if I can get something that will work much better for a little more I would go that route
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:48 PM   #5
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Your gonna have a lot of trouble finding any light that can grow coral at 40" under $300. You'll need leds or MH to light that depth and I would say if your on a budget you'll need to get 2-3 taotonics fixtures
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Im sorry I gave you the wrong measurements after I measured it didn't look to be that big its 60 l 30 w and 22 d I was think a 48" light would work that's what's on it now just a flouresent fixture but it lights the tank well
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For your price range and depth I'd still say taotonics dimmable kind
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:21 PM   #8
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Where is the best place to purchase those at
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:26 PM   #9
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I'm not sure there's a bunch of people on here using them so post a new thread about em and I know you'll get some responses in no time
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:34 PM   #10
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After reading a lot of reviews on that fixture I'm not sure that's the light for me due to the fans being super noisy
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