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post #11 of 31 Old 08-10-2012, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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Ah, but your on your way now. =)
yeah the clown/my salt water setup was in my room in my 90 gallon tank.so i took the wet dry sytem,sand and water and added more to it.the wet dry i have is rated for 150 gallons so im happy.
also reef while i got yah i have a question for yah.

lighting is there any way to make a light that will suffice for a coral set up useing house style bulbs and not the tube florescent ones?or even use the socket style florescent ones.if so how many watts total for the 125 and anything else i need to kno.i have a bunch of sockets for bulbs so the only thing id have to buy is a bulb or many bulbs.thanks

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post #12 of 31 Old 08-10-2012, 09:37 AM
House lamps will not do, no where near the right spectrum or wattage. But, yould use a bunch of these, but they will cost a few bucks to get what you need.
Reef Aquarium LED Spot Light 12W Par 38 Coral Lighting White/Blue or W/B/Red | eBay

If your wanting to go corals, i'd just go with T-5, much cheaper to find something good. Then again, I got a 2 250w Metal Halide set-up for $100. You never know what your going to find.
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post #13 of 31 Old 08-10-2012, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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House lamps will not do, no where near the right spectrum or wattage. But, yould use a bunch of these, but they will cost a few bucks to get what you need.
Reef Aquarium LED Spot Light 12W Par 38 Coral Lighting White/Blue or W/B/Red | eBay

If your wanting to go corals, i'd just go with T-5, much cheaper to find something good. Then again, I got a 2 250w Metal Halide set-up for $100. You never know what your going to find.
t5 is the slim tube ones right? what should i get color temp wize.i kno this is a lil spoon feeding but if you could get me a nice example of ebay again that be nice and how big lenght wize should i get?
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Just want to chime in here.

Not to sway you in any direction, on Reefing Madness's advice in another thread, I bought a 48" version of that 36" light he posted and boy does it work well.

Gets quite hot but not as much as MH would but it makes my 55g tank look stunning and my Montipora coral is thriving and showing new growth from it.

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Just want to chime in here.

Not to sway you in any direction, on Reefing Madness's advice in another thread, I bought a 48" version of that 36" light he posted and boy does it work well.

Gets quite hot but not as much as MH would but it makes my 55g tank look stunning and my Montipora coral is thriving and showing new growth from it.
thats awsome but will it suffice for a 125?
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thats awsome but will it suffice for a 125?
2 of the 36" units would, yes.
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post #19 of 31 Old 08-11-2012, 03:05 AM Thread Starter
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post #20 of 31 Old 08-11-2012, 11:29 AM
fixture doesn't have reflrctors, so the light will not all go where it needs to go. But, if those are T-5 HO fixture, you could possibly use it, you would need different lamps though.

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