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Old 03-04-2005, 12:44 AM   #1
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Best lighting?

What is the best lighting (type, brand, watt) for a 55g FOWLR?
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Old 03-04-2005, 01:01 AM   #2
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I'm a pc lighting believer! Makes liverock happy and I like to see my fish. I have the current usa satellite fixture with 2 96w bulbs and it was not very expensive.
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Old 03-04-2005, 01:07 AM   #3
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Do you have to buy a special fixture for pc light?
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Old 03-04-2005, 01:09 AM   #4
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yes, you buy the whole shebang, I got mine from www.captivereefs.com
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Old 03-04-2005, 01:13 AM   #5
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Current USA 36" Satellite Fixture 2 x 96 watt power compacts with 1 lunar moonlights. Built in fan 37.00" x 7.5" x 2.75" - $168

Is that the one?

I love snakes btw, I have a ball python, a burmese python and a corn snake. Rainbow Boas are awesome.
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Old 03-04-2005, 07:34 AM   #6
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The 36" fixture isn't going to fit your 55g tank. A 55g is 48". I'd go with a 2x65w fixture with 50/50 bulbs in a 48" length...that's plenty of light for a FOWLR tank. I don't have any personal experience with these PC fixtures as I build my own, but from the reviews I've read, the Coralife Aqualight is a better fixture. YMMV.
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Old 03-04-2005, 09:56 AM   #7
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I agree with Logan. Coralife PC for a FOWLR is great. 2x65 is great, if you ever think you will want to try corals or have a reef you may wnat to look at the 4x65. Lighting is something you will only want to buy once.
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What is the best way to build your own?
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There are several kits out there for do it yourselfers, and I'm sure when Lando wakes up he'll know of an article somewhere on it.
Check out the DIY section of articles here, there is all sorts of stuff there.

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A 55g is 48".
Wow, I didn't realize 55's were so long, my 58 is only 36" long. I guess it must be wider than the typical 55.
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go with the coralife 48" 4-65 watt aqualight or the 48" retro kit. THe difference in price is only $18 so the hood is the easiest to go with. Both are under $200
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