35 gallon hexagon tank

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  1. fishgirlheather

    fishgirlheather Astrea Snail

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    Thanks for the links. The bottom of my tank says "Second Nature Whisper 800." The sides are 11 1/2'' wide by 22'' tall and the diameter is 20 in from side to side.
     
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  3. Craig Manoukian

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    [quote author=fishgirlheather link=board=lighting;num=1080179531;start=0#10 date=03/25/04 at 18:03:15]Thanks for the links. The bottom of my tank says "Second Nature Whisper 800." The sides are 11 1/2'' wide by 22'' tall and the diameter is 20 in from side to side.[/quote]

    20" will work great. Do you have $200 or so to throw down?

    cheap road is the 175 watt, but that last link I posted is sweet. ;) :)
     
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    fishgirlheather Astrea Snail

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    Thank you for the great links. Although a great investment, $200 is a lot of money. I think that I will look furthur into lighting when my tank is established enough to keep corals. Just wondering, do regular household bulbs do anything for photosynthetic animals and corals?
     
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    [quote author=fishgirlheather link=board=lighting;num=1080179531;start=0#13 date=04/03/04 at 06:19:57]Thank you for the great links. Although a great investment, $200 is a lot of money.  I think that I will look furthur into lighting when my tank is established enough to keep corals. Just wondering, do regular household bulbs do anything for photosynthetic animals and corals?[/quote]

    The household bulb dose not even come close to the spectrum needed for a reef tank.
    I would go with the MH bulb/ballast if just starting out again.
     
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    fishgirlheather Astrea Snail

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    Ok, I'm still trying to decide what type of corals I want to keep and how many watts I will need. Thanks for all of your help
     
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  9. Matt Rogers

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    Yeah that is a tough tank to light properly up without halide.

    I just looked around for a Power Compact lamp that might work, but I couldn't find an equivalent in 20".

    I found a 23" that runs three 55 watt bulbs for $205. But that is 3" too long and only $40 cheaper than that last halide I posted and will cost you more when it's time to replace bulbs. :-/
     
  10. Craig Manoukian

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    I can't agree with Nautilus more on this Heather. Save those pennies for a MH light and you'll be able to keep any coral or clam in the future.