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Old 10-04-2011, 09:06 AM   #41
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And if I wanted 2 power heads in there what size should I go with?
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:17 PM   #42
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Can anyone help me out on the last 2 posts I put up? I would like to go get my power heads tonight and they have a sweet purple tube anemone I also want to get but could use some input on both subjects. Thanks
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:43 PM   #43
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I just got a coral banded shrimp today he is big and beautiful! A great addition to the tank!!
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:15 AM   #44
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I believe some fan and leather corals are really low light more plankton eaters some work well in just regular flouresent
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:08 PM   #45
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So I'm looking at upgrading my lighting. I've shopped around quite a bit and I can't seem to figure out which is best for my application. I want to add soft and hard coral and anemones. I was looking between t5 and compact florescent as herald halide is too rich for my blood at the moment. I have a 30" tank. Any ideas? Ill take any advice I can get. Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:11 PM   #46
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To keep nems and hard corals I would suggest a 6 bulb fixture. They will be a little pricey though, :-( You might be able to get away with 4 bulbs if you get ones that are individually reflected and have quality bulbs.
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Sounds good but do you think t5 or compact florescent? Are there any big advantages or drawbacks to either one?
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I would for sure go with T5's. The CF ones are ok but they won't generate the same light as a t5 setup will.
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So I need a 6 bulb fixture? ? Will that even fit on a 29 gal?
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It should. thats just the best case scenario getting a 6 bulb fixture. Alot depends on your budget. but if you got a quality 4 bulbs setup you should be fine.
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