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Old 06-12-2005, 07:30 AM   #1
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Reef lighting...

...I am on a budget and want to know if the below listed lighting system will be sufficient for my 75 gallon reef tank untill I can get something better down the road.

CORALIFE LIGHTING PRODUCTS:

Lunar Aqualight Deluxe Series - Double Linear Strip



Two 65 watt 10,000K and two 65 watt True Actinic 03 Blue straight pin base compact fluorescent lamps

Four 3/4 watt Lunar Blue-Moon-Glow LED lamps

Three on/off switches with three 8-foot power cords for separate timers

Built-in ballasts

Two cooling fans

Sleek aluminum housing

Highly-polished reflector

Acrylic lens cover

Our state-of-the-art Lunar Aqualight compact fluorescent light fixtures incorporate the Lunar Blue-Moon-Glow LED 470nm light which creates rhythmic glitter and shimmering effects while promoting spawning cycles in corals and reef life. Backed by the proven quality of the Aqualight product line, these superb lighting fixtures allow you to Capture the Sun and now...the Moon
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Old 06-12-2005, 07:45 AM   #2
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It would be fine with a fowlr or with some easier corals such as leathers, mushrooms, polyps etc.
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It may be ok for LPS and mushrooms, but not enough light for SPS. If your corals need more light, you can move them higher up in the tank. It should be ok until you save up for a MH for that 75.
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would it be ok for some types of anenomes?
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I use a similar 4x65W fixture and have a RBA in there that is happy.
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Old 06-12-2005, 09:53 AM   #6
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That is the same fixture I currently have on my 72gal reef. It is a very good light for most softies and LPS corals. I also have some SPS corals, a clam and a couple of BTA.
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Old 06-12-2005, 10:28 AM   #7
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Would this be a better alternative:

Two 150 watt 10,000K double-ended HQI metal halide lamps
Two 96 watt True Actinic 03 Blue square-pin compact fluorescent lamps
Three 1 watt Lunar Blue-Moon-Glow 470nm LED lamps
Two external HQI metal halide ballasts with on/off switches, 12-foot lamp cords and 6-foot power cords
Two on/off switches and two 12-foot power cords (one for two True Actinic 03 Blue compact fluorescent lamps and one for two Lunar Blue-Moon-Glow 470nm LED lamps)
Sleek, anodized black-aluminum housing
Highly-polished reflectors
Built-in cooling fan
Acrylic compact fluorescent and glass lens covers
Mounting Legs included

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It really depends on what you want to keep. I am currently saving up for that particular fixture. I should be getting it sometime in July.
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I just want some anenomes and live rock (of course fish) for now until I get the hang of things. Should I go with my first choice?
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I like my 4x65W, but the other fixture is better. It would depend on your budget.
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