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Old 08-07-2011, 07:41 PM   #1
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so i wanna upgrade my lighting because i wanna get corals and anemonoes and things like that, i was wondering what kind of lighting i would need for that i believe anemonoes are the most demanding so what would i need to keep them
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:50 PM   #2
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What size tank? How tall is it?
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:59 PM   #3
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its about 45 gallons and its 22 inches tall its a corner tank
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:20 PM   #4
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I would go with a metal halide + t5ho fixture since it's almost 2 feet tall.
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anything specific or are all the brands pretty much the same? and how bout night time just moonlight leds?
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Nighttime won't really matter so LEDs are ok. As far as brands go, it's really up to you. There are extremely cheap fixtures on eBay, and there are extremely expensive fixtures elsewhere. Go with what you feel comfortable with. Only thing is make sure it has multiple power cords.
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do watts matter or anything? cuz on ebay it shows 250watts so does it mean anything
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For metal halides? Yes, it does. The more watts, the brighter it is. 250w would suffice. Maybe a dual mh fixture would be better if the tank is long.
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ah ok thanks alot
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