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Old 01/11/2007, 12:43 PM
b190again b190again is offline
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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Canada
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Beginner Lighting

Hi everyone, I'll be setting up a 35 gallon marine tank soon and I'm trying to figure out what lighting fixture to get (how to afford it is the next question haha). There is only one LFS up here in Barrie, Ontario, Aquarium Services or 'Big Al's'. I dunno' if you guys are familiar with this store but I've never been too disappointed with them as a chain, and so I've been using their website to price out my options rather than go to online vendors because I really don't trust something like lighting to be shipped to me.
I have found the Current USA Satellite models to be the most appealing (mostly to do with cost) particularly these 2 models


if I were to buy the single strip 96W PC with 50/50 bulb would it be adequate for a small reef setup I'm planning which would consist of low-light demanding corals anyway (zoanthids and sponges, maybe a colt or xenia)?

Would the double-strip be that much more beneficial (could I keep a calm under it)?
"...and the sea cucumber turns to the mollusk and says, "With fronds like these, who needs anemones?"