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Old 12-10-2005, 02:29 PM   #1
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Lighting for my 29gallon

Th tank is 30'' long and it seems im very limited just becuase that. I cant seem to find any 30''. Most are 24 or 36.

I was thinking of using the Sattelite fixutre like I have/had on my 10gallon tank.

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30"---2-65 watt

Can anyone suggest another type of lighting if they think one is better than the satelite?
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Old 12-11-2005, 02:42 AM   #2
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Current USAs are good fixtures.

You can sometimes use a 24" fixture if they ship with legs. You will loose light due to the mounting height though
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Old 12-11-2005, 03:09 AM   #3
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Yeah I think ill just go for the satelite 30''. Seems to be the best route right now. Thanks
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Old 12-11-2005, 05:59 AM   #4
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What are you thinking of keeping in this tank? You don't necessarily have to go with power compacts you could go with vho or metal halide.
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Old 12-11-2005, 08:36 AM   #5
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175 watt 14K MH would be ideal..
but there are other options.. :P
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Old 12-11-2005, 09:40 AM   #6
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I think you can get a MH PC combo fixture that is 30" from aquatraders.com, and the price is great. I have heard but not experienced customer service issues with them and that some of te units may have problems. Some people have said the units had problems, and others say they work great. I just bought a 72" 3x175 with 4x65w Actinic PCs and 12 moonlights all delivered for under $500. It is worth a shot since all the other fixtures of this size are nearly $1000.
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Old 12-11-2005, 02:25 PM   #7
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Hmm I might check that out Madman. I would love to run MH but I cant seem to bring myself to pay that much money for a light for this size tank. When I get a bigger tank when I get my own crib then I will go all out. I love the light my PC lights put out on my 10 gallon.

EDIT :I just looked on their site and the fixtures that have the MH and CP lights are all 36''. They are great prices too!

Also about the question on what I want to keep in it. Anything lol. I think alot of it will determine what light I can get available without having to sell a arm and leg.
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Old 12-11-2005, 02:41 PM   #8
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In my experience, stay away from aquatraders.
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Old 12-12-2005, 08:36 PM   #9
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i have the same freaking problem with my 29 gallon the 30 inch lights are so hard to find i think im just going to cheap out and buy the odyssea 30 inch power compact light for 65 dollars its 130 watts
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coralife has a great 2/65 watt fixture that is 30" They sell it at my lfs.
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