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Old 12/24/2010, 12:10 AM   #1
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Lighting for NEW AQUARIUM!!!

I'm starting a new 60 gallon cube reef (Dimensions: 2' x 2' x 2' ). I haven't gotten the aquarium yet and I am searching for some lighting for the aquarium. I came across this Sfiligoi XR4 Infinity light fixture on aquariumpros.ca that I am very interested in. This fixture holds a 400w metal halide bulb, and 4 t5 bulbs. The problem is, the dimensions of the fixture are 60cm x 55cm, which is pretty much as large as the aquarium! I also know that these fixture reflect well. So my question is, would this fixture be too big for my aquarium.


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Old 12/24/2010, 12:19 AM   #2
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heres a pic of the fixture


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Old 12/24/2010, 12:20 AM   #3
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Old 12/24/2010, 12:21 AM   #4
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LOOL its not working


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Old 12/24/2010, 12:22 AM   #5
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Heres a link to the fixture http://www.aquariumpros.ca/pp-classi...?product=25562

you can see the images there and the fixture lighting a 3' x 3' aquarium


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Old 12/24/2010, 12:24 AM   #6
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First off what kind of corals are you going to keep in it, as this may be to much light anyway. It shouldn't be to big for the aquarium though as the measurements are for the fixture not the bulbs.


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Old 12/24/2010, 12:50 AM   #7
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I want to keep mostly sps in the aquarium, and some lps and softies which will lay on the bottom and in the rock work. I'm thinking it may be too big because the fixture is lighting up an entire 3' x 3' system in the picture perfectly and my aquarium will only be a 2' x 2'.


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Old 12/24/2010, 01:05 AM   #8
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Here are the pics:XR4.jpg

XR4_4.jpg


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Old 12/24/2010, 01:21 AM   #9
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Way too much light for a 24" tall tank. A 250 watt will be more than enough. Do a google search on photoinhibition of corals.


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Old 12/24/2010, 09:28 AM   #10
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Oh yeah and I forgot to say, this fixture can hold either 250w or 400w bulbs


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Old 12/24/2010, 09:32 AM   #11
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How about one 12K and one actinic Ecoxotic LED cannons?


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