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Old 09-20-2003, 10:44 AM   #1
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Lighting help/corner tank with room for only 18" lights

Ok, sorry for so many questions lately. Please read my tank specs below, and help me find lighting for my FOWLR. I have a corner tank, and the hood has slots (the lid has two 20" long slots for two 18" lights).

One of the lights I have a 32watt smartlite (10,000k & ultra-actinic), and the other is a basic 15watt flourecent. Obviously I need to get rid of the 15 watt. I want to keep my LR alive, so what light can I use?

1) I don't want to hang a metal halide from the ceiling.
2) I don't want to use another smartlite retrofit 32 watt 10,000k and 03 because that wouldn't be enought wattage per gallon, would it?

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Old 09-20-2003, 11:04 AM   #2
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another 32 would be plenty of light to keep LR alive... it is very undemanding of massive light intensity... Unless you are going to switch to a reef setup, I would do the 65 watts total... It would look good....

Wattage per gallon is no rule these days with the intensity of the lamps... JMO
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