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Old 11-08-2005, 01:15 AM   #1
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OK i need more help... this time on lights...

ok i have a 55 gal and i want to be able to get like an anemone and start getting corals as well. what kind of lights do i ned? i dunno what to do!!! i try and read about it but its like another language most the time. is there like a light kit thing i can just buy??
help me please... TIA
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Old 11-08-2005, 01:40 AM   #2
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For a 55 gal I would do 2 250w 10k or 14K MH.

Depending on your budget you can do it DIY or buy the fixtures.

This would put you right around 5 WPG. With that much lighting you would could have any corals you want.
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oops i mean i have a 50 gal... can i have a little more detailed description please... thanks!!!
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Old 11-08-2005, 10:19 AM   #4
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tjara - here is what DragonForce was talking about ... as far as lighting goes these are Creme De la Creme!

http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...product=PF2675


Now as you can see towards the bottom of the page, the bulbs, Ballast and hanging kit are separate. I'm sure there are different sites that sell the whole package. This is just to give you an idea of what Metal Halide lighting is .... The Best! With 2 of these you could keep any coral you desire in a 50gal!
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your tanks dimensions would be helpful.. I think DragonForce was thinking your tank is about 4 foot long.. If you have a cube type tank or other odd shape the advice might be a little diffent.. Just a side note.. :P

selecting MH lighting is more about lenth, with and depth of the water being lit rather then wpg IMO.
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im not exactly sure on the dimensions its 4ft long and about 1.5 ft tall.. hth
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First things first...decided what tyes of corals and what species of anemone you would like to keep. This will help steer us in the right dircetion as to the type and amount of lighting you should consider.
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well the corals are gonna have to be a future thing but i would just like to have an anemone for my clarkii clowns for the time being.. thanks!!
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i would just like to have an anemone for my clarkii clowns for the time being.. thanks!!
What species?
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anything for my clarkiis TIA!!!
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