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Old 06-18-2012, 10:13 PM   #1
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Watts for 35 gallon

Ow many watts would I need for a 35 that's 22inches deep?
I want to be able to keep a range of corals over the span of the tank if that helps.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:37 PM   #2
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Ow many watts would I need for a 35 that's 22inches deep?
I want to be able to keep a range of corals over the span of the tank if that helps.
Need more specifics on types of corals. Softies, LPS, SPS, clams, nems, etc.
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Lps, softies, sps, maybe a clam :0
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:10 AM   #4
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Probably a 250w dimmable halide. May be able to get away with a 150 but it might not be enough depending on where u position livestock.

T5's probably would not work very well considering tank dimensions and number of bulbs u would need.

Led's would probably be the most cost effective. Look at the new Kessil A350's i think 1 would be perfect for this tank and they run about 350-399 depending who you buy from.
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Ok, I'll check that out.
I was thinking LEDs because of the heat so I could keep my canopy, thanks
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Ok, I'll check that out.
I was thinking LEDs because of the heat so I could keep my canopy, thanks
Yep leds pay for themselves in the long run when you factor in heat, electricity, bulb replacement, evaporation, possible chillers etc. of halides.
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Gerr.
That light needs to be hung 2 feet over the tank.
Any other suggestions that I could keep in my canopy?
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That light needs to be hung 2 feet over the tank.
Any other suggestions that I could keep in my canopy?
What light needs to 2 feet over the tank? Not sure why you think that. Any light can be kept in a canopy with adequate air flow and dimming capabilities.

Only reason any light would need to be hung higher is if heat or too much light would be a problem.
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Don't forget the taotronics LEDs.
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What light needs to 2 feet over the tank? Not sure why you think that. Any light can be kept in a canopy with adequate air flow and dimming capabilities.

Only reason any light would need to be hung higher is if heat or too much light would be a problem.
I read it on marine depot or that fish place, can't remember.
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