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Old 04-26-2004, 10:36 PM   #11
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So how much lighting would one need for a 20 gal high, in order to support an anemone?
A 175 MH would light the tank nicely and let you keep just about any light needy inverts. With PC lighting you would probably want at least 110-150 watts.

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Ballast is the long bulb that doubles back on itself? and the bulb is just a modified standard lightbulb (going for shape- I know that they are WAY different).
A ballast is a transformer that powers the particular bulb it is made for, it is not a bulb. Fluorescent bulbs come in many shapes, sizes, wattages and types. Here's a site that has a lot of good basic lighting info on the different types of lighting etc.
http://saltaquarium.about.com/cs/lighting/
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Thanks jackdp! You are just a wealth of information!
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Marlin: Okay, a mollusk walks up to this sea cucumber, well he doesn't actually walk, he's just there, and he turns to the sea cucumber, and... Well, wait, there's a mollusk and a sea cucumber and...
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Would this system of lighting work for me? And can you help me out with more infor on what LEDs are? Thanks!
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* 1x 65W Coralife 10,000K Daylight, 1x 65W Coralife Actinic Compact Fluorescent Lamp plus two 3/4 watt Lunar Blue-Moon-Glow LEDs included in the price.
* The two 3/4 watt Lunar Blue-Moon-Glow LEDs are built into the unit. They are located approx. 4 1/2" in from the edges, lengthwise
http://www.hellolights.com/242xcoluaqho.html
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Old 04-28-2004, 12:32 PM   #14
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That lighting fixture would fit. What do you want to keep in your tank? That lighting would be good for LR, mushrooms, some soft corals and maybe some LPS corals.
The LED's are moonlights, they create a whitish light that you can use to view your tank at night. They are a nice addition to the lighting. There is also some research to suggest that the moonlight simulates the natural reef lighting cycle more and can even stimulate reproduction in some corals. HTH
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