How many watts of light over your aquarium?

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How many watts of light over your aquarium?

  1. 0-100

    12.5%
  2. 100-200

    11.1%
  3. 200-300

    23.6%
  4. 300-500

    18.1%
  5. 600-700

    5.6%
  6. 700-800

    13.9%
  7. 900-1000

    5.6%
  8. >1000

    9.7%
  9. Natural Sun light

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    How many watts of light over your aquarium?
    How big is your tank?
    :smoke:
     
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  3. ReefPlayground

    ReefPlayground 3reef Sponsor

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    2,040 over my personal 240.
     
  4. Brandon1023

    Brandon1023 Fire Goby

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    480 total over my 72. It breaks down to 2x 175w MHs and 2x 65W PCs.
     
  5. ardo_ski

    ardo_ski Peppermint Shrimp

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    540 total over my 50 = 2x 175w MHs and 2x 95W VHOs.
     
  6. Camilsky

    Camilsky Montipora Capricornis

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    Currently?! 152W... over 75 gal! Not enough! I'm collecting equipment for light update! Additional 4x55W T5 :D

    Cheers!
     
  7. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    125 Gallon

    4X65w
    1X250w

    Total 510 (4.08w/gallon)


    12 Gallon NanoCube

    1X24w (2w/gallon)
     
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  9. reef_guru

    reef_guru Humpback Whale

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    75 gallon tank:

    2-250w mh
    4-65w pc
    760 watts total
    10 watts per gallon


    110 gallon tank:

    3-250w mh
    4-96 pc
    1134 watts total
    10 watts per gallon
     
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  10. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    10W per gallon! :eek: that is "cookin"

    Just goes to show wide range light can be for sealife to live and thrive!

    2w per gallon in my NanoCube and corals (all softies) doing great, out growing tank, zoa spreading nicely. Plus two small BTA's, while not fully expanding, are surving well and keeping clowns happy.

    Except for the anems, think all growing faster in Nano then in main tank w/ ~4w gallon. :-/

    Suppose much depends on what you want to keep in tank.
     
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  11. Otty

    Otty Giant Squid

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    3-400w MH
    4-95w VHO Super Actinics
    1580 watt total
    265 gal display
     
  12. Camilsky

    Camilsky Montipora Capricornis

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    Thanks omard... That's valuable info!

    I will do the math once again... I'm planning to create 2-3W/gal lighting!

    Cheers...