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honkozai 29-07-2003 02:34 PM

What kind of lights should i get???
 
Hi to all...
May i know what kind of light should i get for a 2ft???
How many watts???
I would like some corals and clownfish only...

Thanks...

marine69 29-07-2003 03:32 PM

It depend the coral u r keeping.

Some corals need more power light source like MH.:cool:

Earthborne 29-07-2003 03:59 PM

For a 2ft tank, no matter what corals u are keeping...I think u will never need a MH light provided that u put enough VHO or PL lights and yr thank no deeper than 2 ft.

With a small tank, yr main worry is shd be temperature before lighting.

But unless u use halogen or MH, u cannot get that aesthetic rippling effect in yr tank.

honkozai 29-07-2003 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Earthborne
For a 2ft tank, no matter what corals u are keeping...I think u will never need a MH light provided that u put enough VHO or PL lights and yr thank no deeper than 2 ft.

With a small tank, yr main worry is shd be temperature before lighting.

But unless u use halogen or MH, u cannot get that aesthetic rippling effect in yr tank.

What is MH ah???
My lfs says to get a 15watt light...
With blue and white light...
Can???

Joop 29-07-2003 08:38 PM

Bro..i have use it before..Let me tell you, before i switch on the light...My tank temp is 28.0, but after i switch it on for 1 hour, the temp in my tank is 30.0 :eek: :eek:

So i am not really sure whether it is adviceble to use it or not??

Any bROS here wanna share their view on this issue??

Cheer & Thks!!! :D

meowvin 29-07-2003 08:49 PM

Hi bro honkozai,

You may get the 10K 36Watt PL from natural aquarium. I think he sell the cheapest.
If your temp above 28c it very hard for coral to survive. You may need to install a cooling fan to bring the temp to -1 to 2c but then using fan you need to top up the water more often.

For me i using blue light and white light as following timer

White light on 3pm to 11:59pm ( So I can see my coral fully open when I back at work about 7pm)

Blue light on 12am till 2am & 1pm till 2:59pm ( to simulate the moon light effect)

Many people have diferent practices. Just a suggest to you.

Melvin

Quote:

Originally posted by honkozai
What is MH ah???
My lfs says to get a 15watt light...
With blue and white light...
Can???


honkozai 29-07-2003 08:50 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Joop
Bro..i have use it before..Let me tell you, before i switch on the light...My tank temp is 28.0, but after i switch it on for 1 hour, the temp in my tank is 30.0 :eek: :eek:

So i am not really sure whether it is adviceble to use it or not??

Any bROS here wanna share their view on this issue??

Cheer & Thks!!! :D

So how's your tank Bro...
Mine is running liao...
Still cycling...
Haven't put in LR yet...
So where you got your LR???
All my stuffs are from Polyart...
Hehe...

meowvin 29-07-2003 08:54 PM

I got my all from pasir ris. 1 KG about $5-$8. but think the price shoot so high up. Polyart are good in marine fish only. there is much better much around singapore to get good marine livestock

You need any Enzyne power feel free to let me know. of coz it free.. :-)

melvin


Quote:

Originally posted by honkozai
So how's your tank Bro...
Mine is running liao...
Still cycling...
Haven't put in LR yet...
So where you got your LR???
All my stuffs are from Polyart...
Hehe...


honkozai 29-07-2003 09:10 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by meowvin
I got my all from pasir ris. 1 KG about $5-$8. but think the price shoot so high up. Polyart are good in marine fish only. there is much better much around singapore to get good marine livestock

You need any Enzyne power feel free to let me know. of coz it free.. :-)

melvin

Enzyne power??? :confused: :confused: :confused:
Actually i'm planning to get my equipments from polyart...
But as for fishes and corals...
I think i will go sea life cos got more...
Btw... They quote me thier LR is $18/kg...
Saying that it is cured and and very good ones...

meowvin 29-07-2003 09:15 PM

LR at $18 per kg is too exp. But even thot it snap out in second. sad case. used to get about $5/kg. too exp too exp... Come to chinatown I get only at $9/kg for my nemo tank setup but often no stock need to reserved.

Melvin

Quote:

Originally posted by honkozai
Enzyne power??? :confused: :confused: :confused:
Actually i'm planning to get my equipments from polyart...
But as for fishes and corals...
I think i will go sea life cos got more...
Btw... They quote me thier LR is $18/kg...
Saying that it is cured and and very good ones...



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