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Old 08-01-2005, 09:44 PM   #1
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50 gal Lighting Question

I have a 50 gal saltwater tank, 30 x 19 20'' tall. Seems to be a wierd size because I can only find one light that can fit it, and it is only a 130 watt light. I'm looking to get more wattage, but looking around I can't find lights more powerful that would fit the tank. Right now we have a 30'' Orbit.

Any ideas/suggestions on what I could do to get more light?

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a mh pendant would work nicely
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Old 08-01-2005, 10:46 PM   #3
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I have Outer Orbits 36" 150W HQI, 2 96W PCs fixture for my 50. Comes to 342 watts total. HTH
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a mh pendant would work nicely
Could you explain and post some links? Thanks.
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What's a MH pendant??
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Old 08-03-2005, 05:23 PM   #7
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type in "metal halide pendant" in google and you will get a ton of responses on places to see this. Also, check with the Aquarium Advice Sponsors, I am sure they would love to help you.
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Tater, i have the same tank and was pissed after i figured out the lighting. Right now i have the PC you are talking about, 130Watt Coralife Lunar. I currently have yellow polyps, zoos, GSP's and Xenia, pretty much all the lower light corals. I will eventually add another fixture when i get the funds. You can also look into a retrofit kit, if you build a canopy, or else i would go with the MH Pendent, which is probably your best decision.
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