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This is a discussion on new tank :) within the Saltwater Journals forums, part of the Aquarium Photography category; --> Originally Posted by dallops_of_polyps it was just over 50 bucks with shipping and it is a 3 watt compact florescent light. Actually, it is ...

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Old 12-26-2008, 08:56 PM   #11
 
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it was just over 50 bucks with shipping and it is a 3 watt compact florescent light.
Actually, it is a 9W CF. Even better!

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forgot to post this but im planning on stocking my tank with tons of soft coral a firefish and wheeler watchman goby.
Sorry to burst your bubble here Dallops... but the tank is too small to have those. I wouldn't do anything bigger than one Clown Goby, and then they look huge in these tanks.

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was it a kit or did you get all the stuff separate
It is a kit. You can buy it/see the link here:
Desktop & Small Aquarium Starter Kits: Picotope 3 Gallon Aquarium Kit
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:00 PM   #12
 
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what coral can you have in it
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:01 PM   #13
 
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wow i cant believe i said 3 watt must have been thinking of watts per gallon and the wheeler will be fine the firefish is questionable which is why if it doesn't work out ill just stick him in my pod.
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:03 PM   #14
 
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its still cycling
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:09 PM   #15
 
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i mean what kind can you have in that size reef
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:13 PM   #16
 
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any thing that fits thats a soft coral i am not sure if it can do lps
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:20 PM   #17
 
You will only be able to do easy softies, such as zoas, palys, shrooms, xenia, etc.

You would be able to keep LPS is you upgrade the lighting to like a 18W Satelite, and even easy SPS if you upgrade to a 36W PC with decent flow and supplements.
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:22 PM   #18
 
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could you link me these lights cody?
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:32 PM   #19
 
18W (12"):
Compact Fluorescent Aquarium Lighting: Single Satellite Compact Fluorescent Fixtures

36W (12"):
Compact Fluorescent Aquarium Lighting: Dual Satellite Compact Fluorescent Fixtures

Or, you could even call up the company who makes the Picotope, and ask to get another clamp on light. I've seen it before; you just clamp them on the sides instead of the back.
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Old 12-26-2008, 10:14 PM   #20
 
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ya i was thinking about getting another light you can order them from drsfostersandsmith.com too
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