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Old 02-11-2013, 02:56 AM   #1
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So guys looks like im settling down and getting married. So in turn my gift from my fiancee is a reef tank! It's a 27 gallon cube 20w x 18 d x 20h. Im looking to go led or MH. And i want to have the ability to have all coral. Mostly i would want my sps higher and im looking for lighting 150 and under. Anyone got suggestion?
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Too bad my fixture is 24" otherwise it would be good for your application ( unless you can hang it ). I would strongly suggest PAR38, which is perfect for cube tank. I would not get MH for a small tank like that
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:21 AM   #3
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Hmmm. How much is your fixture? And i would need more than one par38 though correct?
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here it is
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As far as for PAR38, it depend on the bulb itself. some of the PAR38 has 120 degree optic and over 30W, then 1 would be fine, if 12W each then you will need more than 1
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hmmm. And only par 38 with over 30w have 90 degree optics... yay,,, any other suggestions guys and gals?
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What is your pin set up like (straight 4, compact fluorescent, square pin)?
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:08 AM   #7
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what do you mean?.
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you can try 2 PAR38 12 or 15W
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My BioCube has 2 straight 4 pin (Euro) bulb set up, there are 4 connector pins in a straight line on one end of the bulb. There is another 4 pin set up that is in a square.These bulbs look like 2 connected thin fluorescent bulbs. Normal hoods come with a 2 pin fluorescent bulb.....
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do you have any pictures of the fixture?
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