08-19-2010, 09:09 AM
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Thanks everyone!!!! :D
Originally Posted by reefsahoy
that sailfin looks happy! you can telll he's quite small judging from the hawlkfish. what type of lighting do you have and what color bulb do you have in it? a secret to getting SW fish to look stunning is to add some amount of atinic to the lighting, getting the light spectrum to somewhere 14k or above. this makes fish/corals colors to really "pop" almost glowing.
All I have for now is the one 36" T8 strip light that came with the tank. It has a 50/50 bulb in it right now. There just isn't nearly enough lighting in there for the colors to pop. Not to mention the only place it will fit inside the hood the way hubby made the stops on it, it will only fit near the back of the tank. Its why all the coraline is growing on the backside and top of all my LR!
Going to hopefully get a new fixture before or right after installing the hardwood floors. 4-T5s w/fan and moonlights, and keep the strip light on as well if they all fit together. I would get it sooner but then I would be tempted to get corals, and like I said earlier I don't want to deal with moving the tank with them in it. We're only going to have to move it a few feet to lay the floor, but it will still be a pretty big deal and we have worked out how we are going to lay it so we can move it at the very end of laying the floor.
Last edited by trukgirl; 08-19-2010 at 09:14 AM..