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Old 07-17-2012, 07:12 PM   #31
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I've had good luck with hydor heaters from BRS.
Any specific wattage? 50W good enough?
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You could run 4 bulbs on a 10 but that would be sps territory so any Softies even on the floor would probably need to be shaded. Honestly if you were decent with some DIY a 3 bulb retrofit imo would be the perfect amount of light for a t5 setup on a 10 giving you the ability to house all corals with proper placement
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Any specific wattage? 50W good enough?
I dunno, I always just look at what it says it can handle. haha
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You could run 4 bulbs on a 10 but that would be sps territory so any Softies even on the floor would probably need to be shaded. Honestly if you were decent with some DIY a 3 bulb retrofit imo would be the perfect amount of light for a t5 setup on a 10 giving you the ability to house all corals with proper placement
Yeah I'm not really a DIY kinda person when it comes to electrical stuff unfortunately :/ lol
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I dunno, I always just look at what it says it can handle. haha
Haha yeah I used to do that too when I was younger and had no knowledge of this stuff lol
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Honestly a 10 gallon reef heat will probably be an issue so you may be wanting to think about cooling and not heating lol but a 50w would be fine to make sure temps don't fall
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Honestly a 10 gallon reef heat will probably be an issue so you may be wanting to think about cooling and not heating lol but a 50w would be fine to make sure temps don't fall
I'm glad u said that! My apartment does get rather warm even with the air on, what would u recommend as far as cooling it if I needed to?
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Firstly you can buy fans that clip on the side. If that's not enough you'll have to either run your ac cooler in the house or buy a chiller which imo is pointless if its a 10g. I keep my ac running 24/7 and a consistent temperature to keep my tank where I want it but I'm in a small apt so it really don't cost much to cool the place and I need to for my dog anyways. Always nice to be in the ac myself too lol
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Firstly you can buy fans that clip on the side. If that's not enough you'll have to either run your ac cooler in the house or buy a chiller which imo is pointless if its a 10g. I keep my ac running 24/7 and a consistent temperature to keep my tank where I want it but I'm in a small apt so it really don't cost much to cool the place and I need to for my dog anyways. Always nice to be in the ac myself too lol
Lol well my apartment complex stinks and I think my air is broken and they just don't wanna fix it lol, I have my 180G at 86į but that's bc its a Discus tank with a 500w titanium heater lol I might be okay with just using a heater and maybe keeping it in the coolest spot of the apartment
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Lol well my apartment complex stinks and I think my air is broken and they just don't wanna fix it lol, I have my 180G at 86į but that's bc its a Discus tank with a 500w titanium heater lol I might be okay with just using a heater and maybe keeping it in the coolest spot of the apartment
Well what's your ac set on?
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