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

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 04-02-2005, 01:08 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Cape Neddick, ME and Lowell, MA
Posts: 99
Send a message via AIM to chris stevens

just purchased a 50g acrylic tank - 36lx20hx12w. It comes with a 24" UL listed fluorescent light fixture. my question is - eventually, i think i am going to want to invest in some corals for the aquarium, and i am also concerned about the habitat looking it's best. do i need to purchase metal halides, or is there a very powerful fluorescent bulb(s) i can invest in that would work?? will 24" of length be sufficient to completely light a 36" long aquarium? thanks

chris stevens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2005, 01:28 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Rolling meadows IL
Posts: 235
go with power compacts, u can get retro-kits to fit nicely for that tank...


sirfishmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2005, 01:15 PM   #3
Posts: n/a
Decide on the coral species that interest you most and what you basically want your reef tank to become, then decide on the lighting that fits those needs best. PC or VHO will allow for most soft, LPS and few types of SPS with the right intensity. If you are mainly an SPS/clam type of person, MH is definately the direction you want to go.

  Reply With Quote

light, lighting

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
help lighting! newbie to higher lighting Musket Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 06-17-2006 11:52 PM
PC Lighting v. VHO Lighting mharrison86 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 06-15-2006 08:18 PM
Actinic lighting and Now VHO lighting.. seaham358 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 27 04-03-2006 10:06 PM
what lighting to use for 50 gallon lighting supermarvin76 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 05-15-2005 09:20 PM
What is Actinic (03) lighting, 50/50 lighting, etc? flipz General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 4 05-03-2004 10:41 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:16 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.