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Old 04-14-2005, 05:47 PM   #1
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Lighting Recommendation

I am looking to upgrade my lighting fixture. I would like a power compact unit with legs since I don't have a glass top. My tank is a 72 bowfront, so I will need 48 inch power compact. Any recommendations on brands or set ups. I have live rock, mushrooms, polyps, xenia, and fish. I want to add an anemone in time.

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Old 04-14-2005, 06:05 PM   #2
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Have you researched T5 lighting?

30 gal standard 55 lbs LR, 60 lb live sand, 10 gal sump/refugium. Urchin skimmer, mag7 pump, 3 x 96W PC combination 10,000K/actinic bulb, 2 blue LED moonlights
SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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Old 04-14-2005, 06:09 PM   #3
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No! What is that?
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Old 04-16-2005, 07:29 AM   #4
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I started with the Interpet T5 Luminaire (4 x 36W), and had nothing but trouble with it. Bulb kept blowing, elements failed, one even burst into flames (really!!)!

My LFS has since swapped it for an Arcadia T5 Luminaire (4 x 54W), which is working a treat. I have to say I was getting sceptical about T5's in general, but the Arcadia one is excellent!!

Go for 2 x Marine White and 2 x Marine Blue and you won't be dissapointed.
Marine: 60G (240L) 48" Bow Front Open Top, Arcadia T5 Luminaire (4x54W), AquaC Remora Protein Skimmer, Tunze Stream 6000, 30KG Live Rock, Hydor Prime 30 Cannister Filter

Tropical: 55G (200L) 48", Undergravel, 2xPowerHeads
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Old 04-16-2005, 11:41 AM   #5
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Check out www.aquaplumbers.com they have some different models and ideas. if you have any questions please pm me. I use VHO and I love it, but aquaplumbers offers a 220w pc for like $150 or something like that. that is a great price. I paid like $300 for my pc and $350 for my VHO. I regret the pc because of the cost, but if I would have got it for $150 I wouldn't have.
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