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Old 05-29-2011, 09:19 PM   #1
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Hey everyone. So I'm starting my first salt water tank. It's going to be live rock and fish. I'm not sure about the lighting. I got a marine glo bulb but it is extremely bright blue. Was wondering if I can use my aqua glo bulb but im not sure if it's good enough. Anyone know?
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:26 PM   #2
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If you aren't going to have corals then then any light will do, it's just for your viewing pleasure.

Now if you're planning on doing corals then no, I don't think that light will be enough
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Ok cool. That marine glo is so bright it blocked the view of my discus tank . Are all the marine bulbs super bright like that?
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I guess it just depends on the type, whether it be T5HO, NO or something like T8's or T12's.


Not really IME though
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As mentioned you`ll ne more intense lighting than that system. Depends on what type corals. What size tank is this going to be?
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It's a 75. Not going to do any corals just live rock and a volitan lionfish or a porcupine puffer.
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Just standard lighting will do then. Good luck on the tank.
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Those fish will unfortunately outgrow that tank very quickly, here's a little profile on each. The puffers min tank size is recommended at 180G and the volitan 120G

Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Porcupine Puffer

Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Volitan Lionfish, Colored
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Well through the research I have done tank size is very debatable. Most info I read is that the tank will be fine as long as i stay up with the water changes.most sites say 75 is fine for the lionfish and for the puffer is a little small because of the messy eating if the tank isn't maintained well. It's going to be a one fish tank so i don't see an issue.
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