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02 Oct 2007 16:09 #1 by mc3200 (Michael Carey)
Hi, I have a Aquamedic tank thats \"36-\"24-\"24 with a hidden sunp in the back panel(\"4), I have a 150w halide light above the water surface,it is \"20 above water line and throws out alot of light. Is my light strong enough? Is it to high above water line,evaportion is about 5-10ltrs per week.

Cheers Mike

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03 Oct 2007 22:41 #2 by kieronr (kieronr)
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high mike,about 10 inch's is ideal.This should allow you to keep a more varied selection of corals.Ideally a 250 watt would give more punch to reach the base and let your placement of light loving corals lower down the rockwork.If you are starting off with soft corals,mushrooms etc,your lighting is fine.Place hard corals higher up near the halides.

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04 Oct 2007 14:51 #3 by mc3200 (Michael Carey)
Thanks Kieron for replying to this and my question on brown substate. Lighting is hanging on metal wire, ceiling seems to be higher in this house 8ft as opposed to 7 in the last house. Do you know if i can get this metal wire in any DIY shop?

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05 Oct 2007 21:27 #4 by kieronr (kieronr)
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hi mike,if you have arcadia metal halides,the suspension wire can be got.Try simon in fishantics,i'm sure he'll sort you out !.

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