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Old 01-07-2012, 12:18 AM   #21
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yea it is a 20 long, what would you suggest?
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:28 AM   #22
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Id probably have something lower at around 75-100w. It also depends how cold your home/room gets with the aquarium in it
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:42 AM   #23
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In the winter 69-72 summer 75-77. your probably right, ill look for a 100W.
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:45 AM   #24
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Those are good temps. A 100w should do nicely.
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:03 AM   #25
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alright, just ordered the Azoo 100W titanium. thanks!
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why is it a big no-no to put a glass lid over a SW tank?
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It's just better for gas exchange to have more air hitting the water surface, plus, if you are keeping photosynthetic creatures, glass will cut down light some.
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speaking of light, what light should i get? i would like one that's capable of supporting reefs,i heard LED's are the way to go. any input on that?its a 30" tank.thanks!
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BTW not going reefs yet, just wanted to have that compatibility just in case.
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Old 01-08-2012, 04:02 AM   #30
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LEDs are pretty expensive atm, and some brands are questionable. Though they save $ in the long run on electricity costs, it seems there's an upgrade to a company's LED fixture every couple years. If it's something you want to do, then go for it.

I'd take a good look at a decent t5 fixture, as well as metal halides. Personally, I like the color/bulb combination you can do with a multi-bulb t5 fixture.

In the end it's up to you. Just do your research =)
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