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Old 07-16-2010, 09:48 PM   #1
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HO Light 4 bulb vs. 2 bulb

I'm trying to pick out a reef light for my 29g. Its a standard 30" tank and will house various fish and coral, anemones, mushrooms, etc. I am looking at 2 different lights. one has 4 bulbs and the other 2. Obviously the one with 4 is more expensive. What do i really need for this reef tank? Thanks

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The 4 bulb would give you more intensity than the 2 bulb would which would allow it to support a wider range of coral over the 2 bulb fixture. If you do go with the 2 bulb fixture, you might want to place coral further up in the tank and stay with soft coral, and maybe some LPS. I would even consider going with a 150w or possibly a 250w metal halide fixture. Zer0 who is a member on here got a 150w halide pendant from fishneedit.com and seems satisfied with it, they also have cheapest prices on a halide fixture that I have seen. Hope this helps, and welcome to AA!
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