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Old 02-06-2012, 12:36 AM   #1
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All the fish my wife likes are not reef safe soooo my buddy with a reef tank is going to buy all my coral and my metal halide lights and replace the rocks with the coral. So with that said I need new lights what lights are best for a 125 gallon fowlr tank? And I don't want metal halide there over kill for fish only but I don't want to spend a ton of money on big led?
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:46 AM   #2
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All the fish my wife likes are not reef safe soooo my buddy with a reef tank is going to buy all my coral and my metal halide lights and replace the rocks with the coral. So with that said I need new lights what lights are best for a 125 gallon fowlr tank? And I don't want metal halide there over kill for fish only but I don't want to spend a ton of money on big led?
Two 36" t5 2 bulb fixtures from aquatraders. Or 2 48" led strips from the same site
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If I went led how many lumens , and or watts
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Well i would think that your wife would like nice corals just as much as non reef safe fish, right? Have you shown her nice colorful reef safe fish?
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Yeah I driver her to 3 saltwater fish shops I live near Chicago so there's some really nice ones with lots of stock and she loves the puffers(don't we all) angel fish, ect we did buy a tang but she's not big on the corals so I want her to love the tank as much as I do so I can do a smaller coral and a larger shark tank when I have the room so what she wants she's gonna get for this one but I also like the non reef safe fish as well but I'm not picky as long as I have my salt life here in Indiana
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Yeah I driver her to 3 saltwater fish shops I live near Chicago so there's some really nice ones with lots of stock and she loves the puffers(don't we all) angel fish, ect we did buy a tang but she's not big on the corals so I want her to love the tank as much as I do so I can do a smaller coral and a larger shark tank when I have the room so what she wants she's gonna get for this one but I also like the non reef safe fish as well but I'm not picky as long as I have my salt life here in Indiana
Lol my Mother feels the exact same way. I was able to replicate my FOWLR to look like an artificial reef.
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If I went led how many lumens , and or watts
About enough to illuminate the tank so around 50 LEDs. They also have 36" led fixtures for about $100 so I'm going to say 2 of those.
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Two per side or two total... And I love your tank looks great
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Two per side or two total... And I love your tank looks great
Two total and thanks.
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Sweet thanks for your help I'm gonna order them this week
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