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Old 10-02-2009, 05:41 AM   #1
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Hey all, i am looking into buying a new fixture for my cycling tank. I was wondering if 78 watt fixture is enough to grow a good number of (easy) corals like zoas, and polyps? or should i just get a 156 watt fixture (4, 39 watts bulbs)? BTW i have 38 gallon tank. The 78 watt is around 78.99 and the 156 watt is 175.99. Tell me what you guys think!
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The more wattage you can get the better, it gives you more options on what you can keep in your tank.
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The 4 bulb system would be better. Is it a T5HO system?
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The 4 bulb system would be better. Is it a T5HO system?
Yes it is a t5HO. What do you think about the price though?
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Well, price aside, what brand is the fixture? You want to stay away from fixtures under the brands Jebo or Oddesy. They pretty cheaply made fixtures, and from what i hear, their fixtures only take bulbs that THEY make. Brands like Current USA are good. A little bit more pricey, but when it comes to coral, you don't want to slack on the lighting at all. I forgot the names of some other brands, but there are good ones out there. Give us the names of the brands and their prices, and then we can give you a better idea of how good, or how worth-it it is.
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Well, price aside, what brand is the fixture? You want to stay away from fixtures under the brands Jebo or Oddesy. They pretty cheaply made fixtures, and from what i hear, their fixtures only take bulbs that THEY make. Brands like Current USA are good. A little bit more pricey, but when it comes to coral, you don't want to slack on the lighting at all. I forgot the names of some other brands, but there are good ones out there. Give us the names of the brands and their prices, and then we can give you a better idea of how good, or how worth-it it is.

Nova extreme is what im looking at right now.
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I think that would work fine. Price seems decent.
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Also moving this to the General Hardware and equipment discussion.
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