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Old 02-05-2009, 07:54 PM   #11
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Cool thanks, what do u think about coralife lunar aqualights compact florescent strip lights theres two 65 watt bulbs,on the one i looked at Dr. foster n smith. would this work? everyware i looked they only have 130 watt total for 24inch, thats what will fit on my 50 g tank.
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Cool thanks, what do u think about coralife lunar aqualights compact florescent strip lights theres two 65 watt bulbs,on the one i looked at Dr. foster n smith. would this work? everyware i looked they only have 130 watt total for 24inch, thats what will fit on my 50 g tank.[/quote]
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If you have the ability to do a little diy work you can easily use a MH over the tank. Not knowing the measurements off hand of a 50g tank I think you could get away with a single 175w MH bulb with some T5 actinic supplement and have just about any kind of coral you want.

Lighting is only part of the whole picture you are going to need increased flow for corals as well.
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[quote=Ziggy953;951004]If you have the ability to do a little diy work you can easily use a MH over the tank....


Yeah, I agree Ziggy. MArinedepot.com sells a DIY MH kit that comes w/ a 250W ballast, 6500k bulb (would need to buy like a 14k), and some other pieces for like $120.00 or so, I think. I saw it in my catalog the other day..
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