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Old 02/13/2018, 11:20 AM   #1
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Lighting..

Hi everyone!

Acquired an aquarium but during transit, the light broke. It was replaced with a light suitable for fresh water (?!!?) but anyway.

I want to replace it with a reef light that can handle both hard and soft corals down the road...any thoughts on what I should be looking for?

Also wondering about an air circulation recommendations on make, model and optimal placement for the following....

Aquarium is 50" (ish) tall, 31" wide and 12.5" depth

Thanks


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Old 02/13/2018, 11:41 AM   #2
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Got a budget?
Got a "fancy features" requirement list that you want in this light? (wifi/dimming/sunrise/sunset/storm modes?)
Want LED or fluorescent or metal halide,etc...?
Ok with 6-12 month bulb replacement costs (applies fluorescent/MH only..)
Currently having any heat issues maintaining the tank at a suitable temp?


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Old 02/13/2018, 01:23 PM   #3
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Got a budget?
Got a "fancy features" requirement list that you want in this light? (wifi/dimming/sunrise/sunset/storm modes?)
Want LED or fluorescent or metal halide,etc...?
Ok with 6-12 month bulb replacement costs (applies fluorescent/MH only..)
Currently having any heat issues maintaining the tank at a suitable temp?
Ok...so no budjet if long term is going to prevail...would love more features than less...LED would be ideal but if that does not suit my coral needs, I'm open to options...I would prefer not to replace that often...no issues with maintaining heat since it has been set up (3 weeks)


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Old 02/13/2018, 01:31 PM   #4
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Hi everyone!

Acquired an aquarium but during transit, the light broke. It was replaced with a light suitable for fresh water (?!!?) but anyway.

I want to replace it with a reef light that can handle both hard and soft corals down the road...any thoughts on what I should be looking for?

Also wondering about an air circulation recommendations on make, model and optimal placement for the following....

Aquarium is 50" (ish) tall, 31" wide and 12.5" depth

Thanks
For actual light recomendations LxWxH would give us what we have here. Im unsure if its 50 Tall or 12.5 tall


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Old 02/13/2018, 01:37 PM   #5
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Aquarium is 50" (ish) tall, 31" wide and 12.5" depth
Are these really your measurements? A tank that is 50" tall (bottom to top) would be a nightmare to clean - you'd have to literally get into the tank to clean the bottom glass - and 12.5" depth (front to back) is really, really skinny. You'd have almost no room for rock or corals.

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Old 02/13/2018, 02:27 PM   #6
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For actual light recomendations LxWxH would give us what we have here. Im unsure if its 50 Tall or 12.5 tall
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Are these really your measurements? A tank that is 50" tall (bottom to top) would be a nightmare to clean - you'd have to literally get into the tank to clean the bottom glass - and 12.5" depth (front to back) is really, really skinny. You'd have almost no room for rock or corals.

Kevin
Ok so obviously the dimensions I have been given are incorrect if you guys are questioning it like this - Will measure for myself and not trust my mother to every watch my fish...update later today!


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Old 02/13/2018, 05:46 PM   #7
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Current usa makes some nice stuff for a budget


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Old 02/14/2018, 08:58 AM   #8
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Alright...real measurements are as follows...

(Staring at the front)

Top to bottom - 22"
Side to side - 30"

(Staring at the side)
Across - 12"

Looking for lighting advice for future hard and/or soft coral...


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Old 02/14/2018, 09:01 AM   #9
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Google VISPARSPECTRA 165w LED, all the light you need for years to come, but no special effects which I have found useless, and the lightening storm deterrimental....


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Old 02/14/2018, 09:29 AM   #10
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Google VISPARSPECTRA 165w LED, all the light you need for years to come, but no special effects which I have found useless, and the lightening storm deterrimental....

Thanks for the input! I will check it out


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Old 02/14/2018, 09:59 AM   #11
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Eco tech radion G4 pro., everything you need with no heat and can grow sps a go go!


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Old 02/14/2018, 10:05 AM   #12
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Thanks for the input! I will check it out
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Eco tech radion G4 pro., everything you need with no heat and can grow sps a go go!

And these will both reach a bottom depth of 22 inches? Not finding much info on that part...


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