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Old 02-13-2011, 07:29 PM   #31
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i have lights and i let them stay on for about 2 hours not to 8-10 hours cause they get very hot and i dont like to leave them on so at mid day when the sunlight goes away it gets dark so i want something for the night
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:19 PM   #32
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what type of light? have you considered LED lighting?
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:56 PM   #33
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A basic light for viewing. I was looking aren't they very expensive?
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:36 PM   #34
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Tim, if you are only thinking of expense, then you should not have a SW tank. If the temp. gets to high on a fish only setup then just raise the lights.
Set you lights on a timer that suits your viewing and enjoy your fish.
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:14 PM   #35
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Yes I know trust me ive given 80% of my money to this tank. Any ideas on a new light set?
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:26 PM   #36
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you don't have photosynthetic creatures, so lighting your tank is easy.
you could get 2 of these:
36" AQUALIGHT T-5 Double Strip Fixture - AquaCave

do you have a canopy on your tank or will you need to buy a fixture(s)?
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:25 PM   #37
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he could even use a perfecto T8 fixture dirt cheap and will light a tank up
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:28 PM   #38
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i dont have a canopy i didnt like them covering the top just cause of cleaning time taking it off was a hassle. how long would i leave these lights on?
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:55 PM   #39
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And will the lights effect algea? I have Coralife lights i dont know what kind of product they are i got them with the tank.
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easiest thing to do is get a picture of your fixture and post it both top and bottom view
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