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Old 10-10-2005, 06:56 PM   #1
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Enough lighting for soft and hard corals?

I have a 30 gallon tank 30" long 11.5-12" wide, and i have a JBJ Formosa PC Hood 65. (watts http://www.windowtothesea.com/displa...=305&item=1999 you can see the lighting system under lighting and there is a pic of it there on the website) and i was wondering if i had good enough lighting to put in hard and soft corals. And if i cant i have looked at metal halide light fixture, but non of them are 30" long all of them are 36" long. Can i get a 36" long metal halide hood and put it on my 30 gall?

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I would upgrade to a MH. I think you'd be okay with some soft corals, but no LPS or SPS. Check up the HQI MH setups, you might have better luck with those.

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Old 10-12-2005, 07:05 PM   #3
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Coralife makes a 150 watt HQI fixture that will clip on the back of your tank so you can place it on just about any size tank. Wish I could remember the name of it but it's pretty new.
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