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Old 03-18-2014, 10:34 PM   #1
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Considering taking the plunge in saltwater! The tank im considering setting up is an oddball size that i cant find anywhere but calculate to be around 26 gallons (H 14.75" including trim, L 36" glass only, D 12 1/8" glass only) with this oddball of a size i cant get a clear answer or recommendations on what lighting to use. It will start as a FOWLR tank more than likely as i get a feel for parameters and what not. Will definitely move to corrals eventually. So might as well get lighting capable for reef.

This will be a budget setup btw. most equipment is used but functioning. I already have 2 power heads, heater, 60lbs of dry rock (obviously over kill but it was cheap and had to buy it all to get any of it.).
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Lighting is going to be your biggest expense. 2 of the Tao panels would cover it, 3 par38 bulbs, or a maybe one of the buildmyled lights I'm sure they have a 36" fixture. You may also want a hob filter or skimmer for some more filtration
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Lighting is going to be your biggest expense. 2 of the Tao panels would cover it, 3 par38 bulbs, or a maybe one of the buildmyled lights I'm sure they have a 36" fixture. You may also want a hob filter or skimmer for some more filtration
HOB filter will be there too. Considered doing a sump but dont really see the need at this time as a beginner.

Any links to the above recommendations? PM me please
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If you look through pretty much any lighting thread on here and you'll find a link to the eBay 120w dimmable LED panels (Taos). I can pm you links for the others a little later
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