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Old 03-05-2011, 12:43 PM   #1
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what can i keep under my lighting?

I have a 96 watt cintic/10000k fixture with built in reflectors over my 30 gallon long, its only 18" deep. what can i keep under my lighting? it also has on powerful led bulb but i doubt that does much. Also would my light be more effective if it was directly on top of my glass top or if i use the leg braces which puts it about 3" above my top
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i would not sit the fixture on the glass.
i think you should be able to keep softies and some LPS. what were you considering?
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mr x why not to sit a light fix on glass just wondering because my leds and cfs are sitting on the glass i do notice when i had them mounted to the hood i had better shimmer
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i would not sit the fixture on the glass.
i think you should be able to keep softies and some LPS. what were you considering?
basically just what yu said. maybe some brain coral or acropora
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no acropora will live under that lighting. brain coral should though. acropora is a very high light coral.
btw, i still haven't forgotten about the starfish. i've been renovating a house i just bough though, and don't have much time these days. i'll hook you up after i get all settled in, if you are still interested.


bmw, i wouldn't put a fixture on the glass because if the glass broke due to heat, and water splashing underneath, the fixture might fall in the water.
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okay well i was more intrested in brain coral anyway. and yes im still intrested wgen you get the chance. thanks
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