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Old 04-17-2011, 07:14 PM   #1
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Is this lighting Okay?

60' Metal Halide 250 T5 HO Aquarium Light Lunars NEW! | eBay

I have a 100g. The price is good but will it be enough to provide the light needed for most corals?
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:18 PM   #2
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Oh yea, and is this an okay fish list?

red Lizard Blenny
Flame Angel
2 bangaii Cardinals
8 or so Green Chromis
Firefish Goby
Blue spot Jawfish
Hippo Tang
MCcoskers flasher wrasse
Royal gramma
Pair of oceallaris clowns

And once been going for around a year, A CBB and A Green mandarin?

Is this list too much? And I will have a skimmer rated for 150 gallons and about 800gph filtration.
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:32 AM   #3
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Maybe I missed it but it doesn't look like that fixture comes with fans. I wouldn't buy a MH fixture without fans, but that's just me. Also you asked if the lights were ok, well that depends on what types of corals you plan to keep. It's overkill for a FOWLR tank, and more than necessary for softies and most LPS I'd think.

I'm no lighting expert, but these are the usual answers! Hope I helped!
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:30 PM   #4
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Kind of, but I want an opinion on the fish list.
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Looks good to me, it's a lot of fish but they're all pretty small with a few exceptions. I don't know that I'd go with 8 chromis. Fish tend to do better in odd numbers. I'd say 3 or 5. Probably 3 though.

The one thing I'd say no to is the CBB. From what I hear they're notorious non-eaters and will more than likely starve itself unless you're farming aiptasia. One recommendation though is a pistol shrimp and goby pair. SO much fun to watch the two!
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Alright, sounds good. What about a yellow tang? And a pair of gobies? Like a mating pair? I like peppermint shrimp, but what are the pistols like?
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the fixture is a chinese knock-off and most likely not UL listed. you'll be wanting to change out the bulbs at least. i would skip it and purchase a used fixture if money was tight. there are many i'd rather have than that one.

the red lizard blenny or "red spotted sand perch" is a predator.
the blue spotted jawfish will jump, given the chance.
8 green chromis is a waste of bio load IMO, and will mostly die off anyway.
skip the copper banded, even after a year, unless you can physically watch the fish you are considering eat prepared foods before you buy him.
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Ok well... Did you not read what I said? No CBB, only 3 chromis...mated pair?
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And I will have a full hood...
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a hood won't keep them from jumping. you'll need a tight fitting lid. and no, i didn't read you saying anything about 3 chromis or no copper banded. you must have typed that on a different thread. i read someone elses comments, but not yours. ..unless you were referring to "alright, sounds good".
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