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Old 12-23-2011, 09:49 PM   #1
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Lighting question!

Hey guys, so my mom has a 29g bow front tank and she is wanting to add coral and such to it but I told her she needs to get something better than her t8 full spectrum bulb. What do you guys suggest as far as lighting for coral? She is willing to spend what she needs so no budget to worry about.
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Old 12-24-2011, 01:02 PM   #2
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A 6 or 8 bulb t5 fixture would work good
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Old 12-24-2011, 01:19 PM   #3
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I would say to get a decent quality fixture with 4 t5 bulbs. Do you know the length of the tank?
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I believe 29 and 36 gallon bows are 29" wide.
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I believe 29 and 36 gallon bows are 29" wide.
30" I meant
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It's the same as a 20 gallon tall I do believe. 24" long.
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It's the same as a 20 gallon tall I do believe. 24" long.
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A 20g tall is 24" and a 20g long is 30" either way I'd say a 4 bulb t5ho fixture from fishneedit.com
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yep a 4 lamp T5 with individule reflectors is enough. are you sure is a 29g bow, not a 26? i have an aqueon 26gbow and i have a 4 lamp fixture with 2 KZ super blues a kz fiji purple and a kz coral light II 14000k. i'm not housing corals right now so i only have two lamps on but they are inded extremely bright
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Old 12-25-2011, 12:55 AM   #10
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yep a 4 lamp T5 with individule reflectors is enough. are you sure is a 29g bow, not a 26? i have an aqueon 26gbow and i have a 4 lamp fixture with 2 KZ super blues a kz fiji purple and a kz coral light II 14000k. i'm not housing corals right now so i only have two lamps on but they are inded extremely bright
Yeah I'm sure it's a 29g bow front. Thank you so much for your input!!
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