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Old 13-09-2010, 10:10 PM   #1
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Default Lighting for 6 gallon nano reef (16'x10'x10')

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Any bros can reccomend some good brands of light casing and also light blubs/tubes for such a setup? Keeping in mind that would like to have some hardy polyps in the tank. Thanks!
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Old 14-09-2010, 12:45 AM   #2
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For a tank of such dimensions, there isn't really much of a choice in terms of lighting. Typically, a clamp-on PL light of 13W should suffice. I'm not sure if there are still 1.5ft PL lightsets on sale.

An alternative would be to look into using LED lighting. LEDs although cost more at the beginning, you can achieve greater light output for the corals and they last a really long time before you need to replace them.
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