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Old 11-16-2014, 07:19 PM   #11
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The watts per gallon rule is useless in this application. Your existing fixture will not be what you need. What are the exact dimensions of the tank you are settling on? BTW, you can't keep clowns for very long in a 6 gallon tank, if that's what you are considering.
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:09 PM   #12
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The watts per gallon rule is useless in this application. Your existing fixture will not be what you need. What are the exact dimensions of the tank you are settling on? BTW, you can't keep clowns for very long in a 6 gallon tank, if that's what you are considering.

Well I was debating which tank to get but would you be able to suggest a good light for a 10 gallon ( don't want any hard corals atm) possibly something relatively cheap...


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Sure. What do you consider cheap?
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Old 11-19-2014, 05:50 AM   #14
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Sure. What do you consider cheap?

Under £50 maybe?


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Under "life support", it says for cold water, tropical and marine aquariums. That's why I thought it would be ok to use it... Is it not enough power?


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Under "life support", it says for cold water, tropical and marine aquariums. That's why I thought it would be ok to use it... Is it not enough power?


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no it wont work, but for your budget you could pick up a par38 bulb which would work perfect.
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You would probably need 2 of them for a standard 10 gallon. As for the picture you posted, Unless that says "36 watts total" and not "3.6 watts", it will not work.
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You would probably need 2 of them for a standard 10 gallon. As for the picture you posted, Unless that says "36 watts total" and not "3.6 watts", it will not work.

A single quality par38 will cover a 10, that's what I'm currently running over mine.


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Aren't 10 gallon tanks 20" long? What kind of PAR are you getting at the height to cover it?
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