Helios PC Fixture for 55's or Less

Discussion in 'Reef Lighting' started by Matt Rogers, Jul 23, 2002.

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  1. Matt Rogers

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    JPfish Astrea Snail

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    These look great, specially for the price. You sure these are would be a good choice for a beginning reefer like myself with a 55 gallon tank. I guess I'll be starting out with soft corals. Would it be suitable for an anemone? ??? ;D
     
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    I think you could have some of the heartier anemones, but don't try until your tank really breaks in. damn. that is a deal on those lights. man i hate being broke! oh_no
     
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    Looks Great!,
    What do you guys think about arranging that for a 26 gallon bowfront? That is about 4.2 watts/gallon for the 23.5 inch silver one. What bulbs you recommend?
    Thanks,
    Ryan
     
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    I think it would be really nice on a 26 bow - I bet the legs would still work!

    Check out JPfish's lighting - he bought it !! :thumbsup2:

    It looks great!
     
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    My tank is about 21 tall, do you think 4w/g is going to cut it? If so what would be the ideal bulb combo? I'd love to be able to put anything in but I have a feeling that that wouldn't be enough watts. Am I right? Are there any other lighting possibilities that will allow freedom in choosing my inhabitants with the "COOLNESS" of the Helios?

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  9. Matt Rogers

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    4 watts a gallon?
    Ohhh.. You are looking at the smaller fixture with half the watts.

    I am with you on this one, too small for a tank that deep.