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Old 06-15-2005, 03:59 PM   #1
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Power Compact Lighting

I have just started a 75 gallon sw tank. I don't have any lighting and I am shopping for a good compact lighting system for my soon to be reef tank. I have a budget and would like to stick around the $200 range but if I have no choice but to spend more I will. I would like to know of some good brands of compact lighting of at least 4x65watts and 48"long.
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Old 06-15-2005, 04:01 PM   #2
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Coralife.

I've heard of WAY too many Orbit and Satellite fixtures malfunctioning to make them a viable option IMO.

JBJ makes a fixture, but I guess the fans on it sound like jet engine taking off, as opposed to the coralife which sounds more like a couple slightly audible computer fans.
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Ditto. Get a coralife. I haven't had a problem with mine since day 1.

The only thing is you say soon to be reef tank. I strongly recommend you get MH or else you will be putting alot of inverts near the top of the tank. I suggest you get cheap flourescant lighting and save ALOT of money for a CF/MH combo unit. It will be expensive but well worth it. And if your patient and wait a good number of months, you will probably have saved enough money to buy the unit and your tank will be mature enough to support most moderate level corals.
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I have a coralife 4X65 PC... LOVE it!
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Old 06-20-2005, 09:34 PM   #5
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thanks for the info. i got the coralife with moon lamps the other day. its working great.
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