Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-01-2011, 01:34 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: McAllen TX
Posts: 5
hello, nice to meet you all. I have a 70 gallons oceanic aquarium. I'm planning to upgrade my lighting, and sow a 500 watts hallogen light for 10 dlls at harbor tools, do you thing it would be a good idea to buy one and place it 2 or 3 ft above the aquarium to grow corals and anemones?

thank you for your help.
__________________

__________________
sihc2278 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2011, 08:50 AM   #2
SW 20 & Over Club
 
ccCapt's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 5,362
Send a message via ICQ to ccCapt
No. There are the wrong color spectrum and they produce a ton of heat. They are probably good for growing algae tho.
__________________

__________________
/Larry
125g reef
See My Tank Info
Check out The build project
ccCapt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2011, 10:07 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
cabezon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Tampa FL
Posts: 1,010
An aquaculturist around here tried using a sodium vapor light to see if it gave growth. It didn't work as well as he'd hoped. But for a display tank it would be absolutely horrendous. Everything was a yellowish brown. Hey, I can add the pic.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20110201_090637.jpg
Views:	76
Size:	66.4 KB
ID:	27709  
__________________
Fishless cycling
cabezon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2011, 02:36 PM   #4
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,242
Moved to General Hardware and equipment discussion
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2011, 02:47 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
thincat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,330
Good advise. And by the way....Welcome to AA.
__________________
Happy Reefing,
TC
thincat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2011, 11:20 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: McAllen TX
Posts: 5
thank you so much for your advise. I'm going to keep looking and saving for a better lighting equipment for my corals and future anemones.
__________________
sihc2278 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 04:22 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
uscamaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 861
Quote:
Originally Posted by cabezon View Post
An aquaculturist around here tried using a sodium vapor light to see if it gave growth. It didn't work as well as he'd hoped. But for a display tank it would be absolutely horrendous. Everything was a yellowish brown. Hey, I can add the pic.

Gross! haha
__________________

__________________
-Patrick

uscamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
halogen, light, watts

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is 500 Watts too much for a 55 gallon? strike2867 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 4 01-02-2010 03:49 PM
96 watts for low light plants? kshea Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 11 11-17-2009 05:03 PM
What will 160 watts of light get me pearsont74 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 05-31-2005 11:53 AM
How many watts of light needed per gallon? gump3842k Saltwater Reef Aquaria 9 05-11-2004 12:30 AM
light/watts saltwater Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 10-11-2003 09:05 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.