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Old 04-01-2011, 03:27 PM   #1
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Is this light good for corals and anemony ?

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Old 04-01-2011, 03:38 PM   #2
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what size tank
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Old 04-01-2011, 04:14 PM   #3
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More or less 60 gallon 100cm long 24" top to bottom and around 16-18" deep
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:07 PM   #4
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That is probably fine as long as it has individual reflectors for each bulb.
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:07 PM   #5
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I wouldn't know if they are individual or not but it does say this .... 95% reflective aluminum inserts that increase output by over 300% ?
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I wouldn't know if they are individual or not but it does say this 95% reflective aluminum inserts that increase output by over 300% ?
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individual reflectors, quality ballasts,and quality bulbs all make up a good fixture. one bulb won't put out the same PAR as another. they vary greatly.
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Should I buy this fixture then ?
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It might be fine. Do you have a link to it? Find out what kind of reflectors is has, what type of ballasts comes with it and which bulbs are included.
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:22 AM   #10
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Em is an eBay link and it has no useful info sorry :/ but could you please give me a link for a good light unit for an aquarium 100cm long ?
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:41 PM   #11
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If any one has a good light fixture please send a pic or a link on the light unit thanks
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:47 PM   #12
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if the link has no useful info, then the fixture has no useful info.
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:02 PM   #13
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Tbh don't care about that anymore lol could you help me find a good unit then please I'm in the uk
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:11 PM   #14
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lol.yes, but i don't know who ships to you. give me a common vendor and i'll pick a fixture from there.
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:29 PM   #15
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This is the unit I have been looking at ?
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:32 PM   #16
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http://www.aquatics-online.co.uk/catalogue/lighting.asp. Or a website called seapets this would be better cheers
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By individual reflectors do you mean a large foil like cover behind the lights ?
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no. i mean a piece of metal cupped around each lamp. that image above appears to be one single flat piece of metal behind all of the bulbs, which is not ideal. you may be able to get away with that fixture but it won't be nearly as potent as an individually reflected one.
check ebay. current sells their refurbished units there from time to time.
something like this would be good-
36 inch Current USA 6x39W Nova Extreme Pro T5HO 3-10k/ - eBay (item 200541945237 end time Apr-09-11 11:04:26 PDT)

how about this one?
Aquarium Lighting : Arcadia Classica Pendant
the 2 x 150 watt version.

they don't give a whole lot of information about their products, and i've never heard of most of them. also, they seem pretty expensive.
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I can't really have hanging but the top unit you showed me looks promising do they do that worldwide and 100cm long ?
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:56 PM   #20
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I could just buy these and add them ?
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