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Old 01-30-2009, 08:23 PM   #1
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Reef Lighting question

I was wondering whats the most powerful wattage fluorescent light (24") for my 29g. The highest i could find was like.. 20.. and from what i read about reefs and soforth.. you want 2x if not 3x the wattage as you have gallons.
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This one is 130 watts and would be good for your tank...
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Watts per gallon is a really antiquated rule. I do use it as a reference but a very broad one. Intensity and par are better to go by. Power compacts would be your least intense lighting and then VHO`s and then t5`s and the most intense would be MH`s. As far as your most powerful Flourecent light it would be the VHO or T5`s.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:13 PM   #4
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Maybe tell us what kinds of corals you want so we can make better suggestions as to specific types of lighting and or fixtures.
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Honestly... im just wanting to get more light in the tank for the anemone.. and possibly pick up a few frags for it.. its just to boring lol
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So you're probably looking at T5 or MH. What type of anemone BTW? Regardless, you're looking at T5 or MH lighting.
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Nice! T5's or MH's. =]
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Do you have an ID on that nem? I picked up the same one (golf ball sized) on an impulse buy. I've been told that it may have been a mistake as they can be somewhat aggressive......
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it looks like a haitian reef anenome

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