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Old 11-14-2005, 05:23 PM   #1
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Power Compact Lighting Requirements

Hello everyone, hopefully you can provide me with some advice on Power Compact Lighting Requirements. I currently have a FOWLR that I'm looking to upgrade the stock lighting to bring out the best color and possibly house 3 or 4 corals in my tank some time in the distant future. I'm just interested in power compact or Flourescent Bulbs because I have two 15 Watts Lights currently. I really cannot afford to go into thing like VHO or MH. Thanks in advance for your advice.
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Keep in mind that you will need to replace the entire lighting fixture not just the bulbs. What size tank again?
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I have a 55 gallon tank Agressive Fish Only with Fiji Premium Live Rock.
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Old 11-14-2005, 11:24 PM   #4
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Look at the Coralife Aqualight 48in 4x65watt CF fixture. It is built very well and should meet your needs just fine.
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When looking at the price at captivereefs.com keep in mind that Darin gives AA members a 6% discount
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Jason you could build your own MH lighting system for under 300 bucks. I also think there are some pendant fixtures that incorporate PC with MH that are dirt cheap, maybe someone can help us out and post the link?
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Does the MH Lighting system pull more electricity then a PC Lighting system? I don't want to break my living budget?
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Does the MH Lighting system pull more electricity then a PC Lighting system?
Yes, you will notice a difference in the electric bill
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Ebay is a good source for lighting. Or a DIY project could work. I'm fairly cheap and found a mh lighting kit that suits my needs (i hope, just ordered it).

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