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Old 03-27-2005, 02:49 PM   #1
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best light for lr

i need to update my lihjting in my tank i have a 20gl fowlr just started not to long ago and i only have a 15 watt light what should i go to ? that is not to much money
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Old 03-27-2005, 03:31 PM   #2
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you should go to power compacts. and with a 20 gallon tank i would say you need at least 65 watts, if your tank is the standard rectangular shape i think that would be 24"X12"X16"? so a 1X65 watt fixture would be nice, or if you would ever want to have corals you should go to a 2X62watt light. a good company would be current USA i use one of their light fixtures and it has served me very well. the 1X65watt runs around 60-65 dollars on the net while the 2X65watt light runs for about 125-140 dollars. you could probably get away with having some soft corals with the 1X65 fixture but that is about it for those.

but the main thing is once you upgrade and add supplements to the water (if you have not already) for the rock you should see some very good corraline growth in no time because you don't get nearly as much growth with a 15 watt NO bulb as with the power compacts.
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coralline algae needs no specific lighting. NO lighting is OK. The PC upgrade will help with some corals later if you go that route.
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Old 03-28-2005, 02:16 PM   #4
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if you have a normal hood with a regular bulb outlet... not the NO flourescents. then you could try these bulbs for a FOWLR, my buddy has used these bulbs on his smaller tanks for a while
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...&N=2004+113179
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Old 03-28-2005, 06:53 PM   #6
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Also try ahsupply.com for great retrofit kits. I'm using them on all three of my tanks.
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1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

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try this place they have great deals on PC lights.

http://www.aquatraders.com/index.asp
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thanks guys for all the help.. I found a 2-65 wt vho coralife really cheap that would that work good to?
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