General Lighting Info...

Discussion in 'Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment' started by Bob63, May 31, 2005.

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    Bob63

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    I sold my 100 gallon reef / fish tank about 6 years ago and just purchased a long established 240 gallon fish only tank from a local casino here in Vegas.... the lighting system is not up to standards - cheap set up - I wish to begin the long process of building a reef... what is a good mid-price ranged lighting suggestion to begin with - that could be upgraded as necessary? Suggestions?
     
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    I use hamilton retro kits for my compacts, atinic o3 and 67K. i like hamilton because they come with a built in connector for the bulb and since mine are retrofit kits they have acrylic blocks on top of the deflector for spacing from top of canopy. i am using custom sea life metal halides and once use up i will go to the ice cap dimable mh. i think ice cap is the best but not neccessarily the most affordable. hope something here helps. again welcome to the board and good luck on your system. sounds like a great project.
     
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    Thank You!
    one more question..... I have 1 large "puffer" and one medium one and want to know if "puffers" are a threat to reef tanks. I just want to know if it is best toi sell the puffers...I heard they eat corals and live rock etc...
     
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    Puffers will eat all of your clean up crew and possibly rearrange your tank. They are eating machines.
     
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    reef tank with corals and inverts, puffers not a good idea.
     
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