Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 12-18-2004, 02:02 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: New York
Posts: 16
lighting question

I just started a new 75 gallon salt water project.
I am looking around for cheap lighting or DIY systems but it seems you need to be millionaire to get something good ...
I was thinking to buy a 48" Orbit 4x65W SunPaq w/Lunar Lights.
It is a good light or it is better to save money and buy a VHO system. Wich corals I can aspect to safely grow with this light (4x65W PC) ? Do I really need VHO or MH for corals ?


fisheye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2004, 03:25 AM   #2
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: WI
Posts: 1,783
It is a very good light and you would be more than happy with it. Keep inmind though that it is intended for only basic corals so no SPS or clams. Although i prefer the Coralifes over the current USA products.

If money is tight You may want to take advantage of the 10% discount sale I have going on now.

captivereefs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2004, 08:12 AM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chatsworth, GA
Posts: 4,071
Send a message via Yahoo to loganj
I would suggest researching the corals you want to keep first. Then, based on that, buy your lighting. If you decide you want to keep SPS corals, you will be far better off to go ahead and buy a MH lighting system to start with. If you want to stick with soft corals, PC or VHO would be fine. The two are about equal as far as light output goes. Another option you might want to look into is T-5's.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Logan J
loganj is offline   Reply With Quote

light, lighting

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A question of lighting Garou Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 3 11-12-2005 11:32 AM
new lighting question abomb Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 1 11-09-2005 04:05 PM
Lighting question MountainHigh Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10 01-23-2005 10:44 PM
Sump question ... Lighting question. dansemacabre Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 10 07-27-2003 12:36 PM
Lighting Question. rvijay07 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 06-13-2003 09:17 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:54 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.