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Old 07-17-2008, 05:59 PM   #1
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Is this light set up ok?

I have a 50 gallon corner tank and for lighting I plan on getting a 24 inch 150 HQI Metal Halide, 24 Watt T5 HO, 15k Metal Halide bulb, 24 watt Super Actinic T5 HO bulbs. Unit cooled by Ice cool fans. Unit comes with 2 switches so you can independently control the metal halide and T5 bulb separately for the dawn and dusk effect. Do you think this will be ok for a little while while i get used to and more familiar with reef tanks?
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Old 07-17-2008, 07:53 PM   #2
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I think you would be able to have a good variety of different corals with that set up.
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do you think I will need more live rock or any other rock?
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:06 PM   #4
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Judging by your picture my guess would be no. How much LR do you have? The rule of thumb is about 1 to 1.5 pounds per gallon.

I just had to edit, I realized I typed yes but meant no. Juding by your picture you dont have the 1-1.5 lbs per gallon
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I would say you need more LR or base rock. Probably need to at least double what you have. Is that rock in the tank LR or bR?
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That appears to be all base rock. You want 1Ĺ - 2 pounds of rock per gallon of tank capacity IF you are depending on the rock to be your biological filter. I would agree with melosu58 that you need to double your rock. Do you have a skimmer? A sump?
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