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sgc0286 11-25-2009 11:10 AM

Lighting Upgrade.
Hi! I have been running a FOWLR 65 Gallon Hexagon tank. I'am getting ready to transition to some low to medium light corals. But I do not have sufficient lighting to house them.

The problem is that I need 16" lights and I have not been able to find any V-HO lights that size. Metal halide lighting will not be an option for me because they are too expensive. Anyways my tank is around 27" deep and is taller than it is wide.

Does anyone know a dealer who has a wide variety of sizes? Also how many watts per gallon should I use considering how deep it is?

Any help is appreciated! Thanks.

ccCapt 11-25-2009 12:15 PM

You can look into T5HO, which is better than VHO, but I don't think you are going to find a 16" bulb. I think the smallest size is 20".
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sgc0286 11-25-2009 02:48 PM

Thanks for the link. Do you think there are any other alternatives? I am trying to avoid buying another lighting fixture.

sgc0286 11-25-2009 02:55 PM

Correction: I need 18" lights. Sorry.

mfdrookie516 11-25-2009 03:02 PM

you are probably going to have to go with MH, looking around, all i was able to find are the current nove extreme 18" 2x18w...

sgc0286 11-25-2009 03:03 PM

Will that be strong enough to support low to medium light corals??

sgc0286 11-25-2009 03:09 PM

Oh. Didnt put 2 and 2 together, MH is the best. I guess I will just have to put the corals off for awhile.

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