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Old 03-05-2008, 04:32 PM   #1
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HELP - lighting question

Hi. I am new to this board and new to the hobby.

I am setting up a tank and I wnat a compact flourescent setup. My question is -

my tank is 36x12x16

I want to use a fixture for a 36" or 30"

I was going to get a 36" but it says it measures 36 and 3/4 "

WILL THIS FIT????

Thanks so much guys - Tom
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Old 03-05-2008, 04:34 PM   #2
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Depending on the lighting fixture they'll have different mounts, but the advertised 36" fixtures is what you want for a 36" tank. The bulbs don't reach all the way to the extra 3/4" in the measurements, this is overhead room for the bulb connections.
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Old 03-05-2008, 04:44 PM   #4
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No problem.

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What kind of lights did you get?

Is there a big drop in quality from Ahsupply, to Coralife, to Current/Satellite, to Jebo/Odyssea?
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I'd stay away from the jebo/odyssea's, but that's just what i've found from doing my research, I've never actually owned one. The other brands you mentioned all come with high recommendations, and I don't think you'd have any issues with any of those others.
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i am looking at a 36 inch single sattelite compact flourescent rated at 95 watts. it is by current. comes with a lunar light.

would this be enough light to grow anenomes in 16inches deep of water?
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What size tank do you have? That'll help determine. But, I can't speak to growing SW corals, I'm a freshie (for now at least).
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i am looking at a 36 inch single sattelite compact flourescent rated at 95 watts. it is by current. comes with a lunar light.

would this be enough light to grow anenomes in 16inches deep of water?
I would not attempt an anemone with that lighting.
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