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chromiskid 02-29-2008 08:06 PM

new 2 gallon aquarium
 
hey i just started an aquarium. the light it came with heats up my tank so i need to get a new light. im not sure which one to get. its a little discovery kids eclipse explorer II its pretty small. i wanna be able to have corals and stuff but i dont want to heat up my tank ive looked at lights and do any of you know how much wattage a Hydor Multi Light has and is it any good ?

HELP!
annie :D

Cody 02-29-2008 08:35 PM

On a tank of that size it may be hard. I would suggest a Galaxy Light (http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...54&pcatid=8154) or this light: http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_ViewIt...131~tab~1.html. I think the Galaxy is 18W, and I am unsure of the second.

chromiskid 03-01-2008 09:01 AM

i looked at the galaxy light and i liked it but would i be able to have any corals?? or like on or two i plan on taking the chromis out and get two ocellaris clowns and im keeping my peppermint shrimp would that be ok
:?:

Cody 03-01-2008 02:18 PM

That tank is too small for even 1 clown of any specie. You can only keep 1 very, very small fish in there (Clown Gobies, Green Banded Goby, Neon Blue Goby, etc).

You should be able to grow corals in that tank with those lights. I would use the LED light personaly for best growth.

dallops_of_polyps 03-01-2008 09:50 PM

thanks for the help.

chromiskid 03-02-2008 07:27 AM

ok i wasnt ot sure about the light for corals becuz my bro told me otherwise its only five watts so im just makin sure :question:

Cody 03-02-2008 09:19 AM

What is 5 watts? The lights I mentioned, or your lights?

chromiskid 03-02-2008 01:36 PM

my light

Cody 03-02-2008 01:58 PM

Then you definately need to upgrade.

dodgeboy 03-03-2008 10:12 PM

how long have you had a sw tank cody?


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