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PostSubject: Lights for my 3 gallon...   Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:45 am

Hey everyone I found these lights that would fir my 3 gallon and I am just wondering what everyone thinks, like if 36 watts is enough for hard corals etc.


36w Lights on ebay
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PostSubject: Re: Lights for my 3 gallon...   Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:14 am

Florescents should be fine for most hard corals as long as you have 8-10 watts per gallon and the tank isn't any deeper than 18 inches. I would go for it.
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PostSubject: Sweet thanks....   Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:21 am

Thanks! What kind of lights and corals do you have in your tank?
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PostSubject: Re: Lights for my 3 gallon...   Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:06 am

Jacobnano wrote:
Thanks! What kind of lights and corals do you have in your tank?

I've got a custom fixture that holds 2 48" 55w florescents and 2 175w metal halides. I keep the 48" slots filled with my actinics, and I have 20,000k's in the metal halides.

It's a bit overkill for a fish only but it gives off beautiful lighting.

No corals at all. Sooner or later I may add some hardy stuff like Kenya trees or xenia, maybe some sponge for a snack for the fish. Not sure what my dogface Would or wouldn't eat, he's a pig.
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PostSubject: Wow..   Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:15 am

That is a lot of lighting for a fish only. Thats cool because you can always have the option of switching to a reef if you wanted. Ya Kenya trees are pretty cool, I have some that just fragged themselves but I gave it to my. P.S. I don't have school till 11:20!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Lights for my 3 gallon...   Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:30 am

I'm guessing that's because YSD is doing wasl testing, also guessing you're a freshman which is why you're not testing?

Lucky. Lol
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PostSubject: Yup...   Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:33 am

Haha nailed that one...
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PostSubject: Re: Lights for my 3 gallon...   Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:37 am

Jacobnano wrote:
Haha nailed that one...

Haha pro. I've got work at 10:00, not too stoked for that.
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PostSubject: that sucks...   Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:41 am

Well that sucks lol. I have school today and tommorow at 11:20 the res of the week is normal. O and I think tanknuker wans some sand from you if he didn't tell you already...
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PostSubject: Well...   Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:14 am

Hey everyone I bought the lights for my tank if you didn't know. I also upgraded my tanks filter to an aquaclear 70 (Sorry Brandon). I made a really cool intake/surface skimmer out of pvc for it too. The aquaclear I received from Brandon is now in the possession of my brother. He really likes it and the LED's work out great for growing cheato I think. Right now his tank is pretty stocked for a 3 gallon. He has 3 hermits, and a six line wrasse. The six line wrasse is way cool by the way. I will post pics soon...
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PostSubject: I know...   Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:21 am

I know the six line wrasse seems to big for the 3 gallon but he seems to be doing fine and my brother does daily water changes and I am always checking in on him, which he doesn't like but who cares. Anyway we will see how the little fish does, he is really cool by the way. He ate 20 minutes outa the petco bag and ate tonight too. He seems to be doing fine. I have heard they are a tough fish Smile
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PostSubject: I posted some...   Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:19 pm

I posted some pics so check out my gallery Smile
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