General Lighting Info...


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I sold my 100 gallon reef / fish tank about 6 years ago and just purchased a long established 240 gallon fish only tank from a local casino here in Vegas.... the lighting system is not up to standards - cheap set up - I wish to begin the long process of building a reef... what is a good mid-price ranged lighting suggestion to begin with - that could be upgraded as necessary? Suggestions?
I use hamilton retro kits for my compacts, atinic o3 and 67K. i like hamilton because they come with a built in connector for the bulb and since mine are retrofit kits they have acrylic blocks on top of the deflector for spacing from top of canopy. i am using custom sea life metal halides and once use up i will go to the ice cap dimable mh. i think ice cap is the best but not neccessarily the most affordable. hope something here helps. again welcome to the board and good luck on your system. sounds like a great project.
Thank You!
one more question..... I have 1 large "puffer" and one medium one and want to know if "puffers" are a threat to reef tanks. I just want to know if it is best toi sell the puffers...I heard they eat corals and live rock etc...
Puffers will eat all of your clean up crew and possibly rearrange your tank. They are eating machines.