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Old 07-17-2012, 05:22 PM   #21
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Well say I wanted a few small corals, what type of light/bulb would be best?
Lighting for one coral is generally the same as it would be for a tank with lots of corals. If you want to go really low price you could look at Odyssea fixtures. Very very low prices and the fixtures include bulbs. You could have a coral capable light fixture with bulbs for about $40! Hard to beat that.

EDIT: Scratch that. I don't see the 2 bulb 20" fixture on the site now. They may be out or are only selling the 4 bulb 20" fixture now which is $55 bucks and more light than you need.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:07 PM   #22
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There are a lot of good hang on back protein skimmers out there brand new for 200 or used for 50. Something like a cpr rumpus would be perfectb and handle all filter work
Hmm I'll have to check em out, thanks!
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Lighting for one coral is generally the same as it would be for a tank with lots of corals. If you want to go really low price you could look at Odyssea fixtures. Very very low prices and the fixtures include bulbs. You could have a coral capable light fixture with bulbs for about $40! Hard to beat that.

EDIT: Scratch that. I don't see the 2 bulb 20" fixture on the site now. They may be out or are only selling the 4 bulb 20" fixture now which is $55 bucks.
Haha thanks! I have an Odyssea t5 for my 180G FW tank and I love it, makes my tank look so nice but yeah I'll def look into them!
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I guess I couldn't just buy a aqueon deluxe hood and upgrade the bulbs could I???
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I guess I couldn't just buy a aqueon deluxe hood and upgrade the bulbs could I???
No, its a t8, you'll want a dual t5 fixture. It'll give you decent light and wont break the bank. I think 4 bulb t5 would be overkill..

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I take it back, a 4 bulb may not be too much. Not sure. I know you at least want a dual t5 though. All depends on what you want to keep coral wise.
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No, its a t8, you'll want a dual t5 fixture. It'll give you decent light and wont break the bank. I think 4 bulb t5 would be overkill..

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I take it back, a 4 bulb may not be too much. Not sure. I know you at least want a dual t5 though. All depends on what you want to keep coral wise.
Ok cool so I'll look into an oddysea light, I think they're pretty cheap online
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Ok cool so I'll look into an oddysea light, I think they're pretty cheap online
I'd go with a 4 bulb, 2 x acinic and 2 x 10K. BUT, let someone else chime in too though. I could be wrong and 4 bulbs be way too much, lights aren't my forte
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I'd go with a 4 bulb, 2 x acinic and 2 x 10K. BUT, let someone else chime in too though. I could be wrong and 4 bulbs be way too much, lights aren't my forte
Haha I understand thanks for your input tho, every little bit helps, as this is going to be a lengthy project with lots of research lol
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Any specific type of heater to use?? Or recommend??
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Any specific type of heater to use?? Or recommend??
I've had good luck with hydor heaters from BRS.
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