View Full Version : lighting for 10 gal halfmoon

08/25/2011, 11:28 PM
just recently purchased the tetra 10 gal halfmoon pretty interesting tank. ive set it up salt water with about 3 inch's of live sand and 12-15lbs of live rock. got just a clown fish few hermit crabs 2 blue leg crabs and one (petco called it cleaner shrimp) i'm not exactly sure what it is lol. id like to make it a reef tank just got question on lighting its about (17inchs deep btw).i was looking at the Ecoxotic PAR38 LED Aquarium Lamp 21watt 20,000K (3 - Royal Blue / 2 - White) for it with diy mount and was just wondering if that should work for it or is there any other recommendations for it.

08/30/2011, 12:52 PM
I have the same tank but set up as freshwater. I would say a PAR38 would be an excellent choice, but considering it's such a tall and narrow tank, you may want to consider some optics (perhaps 60) to focus the light down tight and reach the bottom.

01/31/2012, 02:25 PM
The Ecoxotic PAR38 LED lamp has 40 optics.. (at least that is the spec listed on mariedepot.com)

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01/31/2012, 03:14 PM
I have the same tank or used to and I would du ai sol nano fixture or ecotecs radion that would be beast