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Markieemel 03-13-2010 08:03 PM

Old light system, new bulbs? O.o
Hey, i'm converting my fw tank into a salt water, and i'm trying to save money. could i jus use the light fixture i already have and just buy stronger light bulbs? What type of light bulb should i use? and how much would it cost? It would be for a reef aquarium :) thanks

Pasfur 03-14-2010 08:32 AM

What is the tank depth? Also, when you say reef, do you have experience with reef systems already? Will you be satisfied with soft corals only, and not get into any of the more difficult light loving species?

Markieemel 03-14-2010 08:34 AM

no, it would be my first...i already plan on taking things VERY SLOW...the tank is about 2.5 feet deep. And how can you tell the difference in corals?

wake49 03-14-2010 08:00 PM

Can you post a pic of the fixture and the current bulbs ?
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Markieemel 03-18-2010 01:03 AM to i get pictures on here?

wake49 03-18-2010 07:13 AM

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