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another lighting question on a 10 gal


jcatblum

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I am currently running to 65 w PC's on my 10---but I am soon adding 70 w MH. What should I do with the PC's? I thought about just running the MH for 3 hours a day, and keeping the PC's. Or running the MH 6-8 hours, and keeping 1 of the PC's on the "display" tank, and putting the other on the fuge. Any thoughts? As far as what I will be keeping right now all I have is Zoos, but will soon be adding some hard corals.

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I am currently running to 65 w PC's on my 10---but I am soon adding 70 w MH. What should I do with the PC's? I thought about just running the MH for 3 hours a day, and keeping the PC's. Or running the MH 6-8 hours, and keeping 1 of the PC's on the "display" tank, and putting the other on the fuge. Any thoughts? As far as what I will be keeping right now all I have is Zoos, but will soon be adding some hard corals.

get a 10k bulb for the 70w de and get actinic for the pc. i would run the pc an hour before and an hour after the 70w turn on/off. i would run the mh for 8hr.

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How do you run a 65 watt on a 10 gal ....aren't they too long for the tank???A 70 MH by itself should be enuf for softies and LPS on 10 gal... why would you need 200 watts???

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My hubby built my stand and canopy to make up for the extra length of the light. The light is only 4 inches longer than the tank (that includes the length of the reflector), so I have 4 inches of pretty trim work (2 inches on each side)---just to help it look clean. No one would ever know that the lights are longer than the tank--unless they lifted the hood.

 

The only reason I went with the PC's is I was able to get a used retro fit(with bulbs and reflectors) I only paid $50 for complete retrofits!!!

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That was a very good idea he had ...otherwise it would look kinda silly...LOL

and good deal on the retrofits, they usually are alot more than that....

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Wow, you coulda just went on Dr Fosters or hellolights, and bought on of there CF hoods, im getting one thats gonna be 80 watts altogether, with a moonlight for 100$

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