buying aquarium lights?

Discussion in 'Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment' started by Fishboy, Sep 10, 2009.

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    are these good?
    for a 30 gallon tank
    wanting to keep soft corals
     
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    I've heard the Jebo is not a good light.
    The Nova doesn't have enough wattage for your mixed reef tank.

    You should try this : Current USA PowerCompact Dual Satellite Fixture

    You want about 3-4w per gallon minimum...this will get you there.
     
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    bobby I like to do bad things.

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    I would go with the t5, but like stated above you wont be able to keep nems clams or SPS under just the two bulbs. You could add another two t5s later though if you're wanting to keep higher light things.
     
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    id go with 4-bulb t-5. your going to want the power sooner or later, might as well cough up the dough now.
     
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    +1 beano
    Don't skimp on Lighting or your Skimmer. Get the best one you possibly can. Go into debt if you have to. :lol:
     
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    i just got my skimmer 2 nights ago.. an optopus110 for my 75. cant wait till i move the plumbing over so that its working on my tank and not just makn bubbles in the future sump...
     
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