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Old 08-17-2003, 10:29 PM   #1
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Quick Lighting Question

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I'm probly just being paranoid, but i need someone out here to play "Devil's Advocate" for me and justify my thinking. I have a 30 long tank with 2 flourescent light strips: a 36" with a coralife 50/50, and a 24" with an 03 in it. Does this seem like enough lighting to keep all the little critters on live rock happy?
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I think it's a little low, I would add another 20W bulb or 30W.
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I'd like to add another 20 or 30 Watt, but the problem is that i havent the room on the top of the tank for an extra lighting strip...any suggestions on another "relatively inexpensive" light strip i could use to replace one of my existing?
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it's not cheap, but it's not "expensive" either

retrofit with an ahsupply 96 watt bright kit

www.ahsupply.com

kit and bulb would run about $80 ... maybe a 10k bulb, and continue running your 24" actinic for the extra blue kick.
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Have you been satisfied with thier products? I may just have to go the DIY path too.
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I just ordered some bulbs from them... Will keep you posted on the outcome..
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