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Old 04-27-2011, 09:03 PM   #1
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will this light work?

http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...6&pcatid=22636

Will this fixture work for a 90 gallon tank. Con averting to a reef tank
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Old 04-28-2011, 05:31 AM   #2
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what are your dimensions? 6 lamps is what i'd go with atleast, 4 is very limitting on the corals you can house
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The dimension is 48x18x24. I am just planning to do some zoa and softies
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:13 PM   #4
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Not sure I am ready to spend the money for a 6 bulb fixture now
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For most zoa's and softies you should be okay with those lights. But if you decide that you want to go into SPS then you are likely to wish you had waited and got the bigger one in the first place. If you don't "need" it right now I would hold off till you can afford a better lighting system. But if you think you would rather run softies/zoas for now and when you are in better financial shape buy a bigger one and maybe use your old one for a smaller tank, like a frag tank (everyone gets MTS eventually )
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I am a newbie so I may just get this fixture to start
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And you can possibly try to do SPS up near the top of the tank but I would recommend doing research first to determine what ones can handle less light.
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I say 4 is fine for a starter, but IMO Coralife is a bit overpriced. Try to find another 4 bulb 48" fixture.

Maybe fishneedit.com, Current USA, or maybe Aquaticlife
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I was also thinking about getting the aquaticlife 4 bulb fixture
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