Lighting

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Ace_Of_John

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i havent got a tank yet but over the next few months i will be collecting my equipment.
im going to have a 3 foot long tank. im still in research proses at tyhe moment, and its going well, because im serious.
i have chosen clownfish, not because there popular or because of the film, but because of the nice relationship with the enemone.
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how do i go about lighting my tank
i seen something on the net but i cant find it now,
basicaly i need two lighs the hole length of my tank (correct me if im wrong), but what kinds, one must be a uv light i know, but thats all.

good sound advise will be very apreciated, Thankyou
 
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Hi there - anemones need very high lighting levels, usually provided by metal halides (very expensive). Most of the experts recommend only using metal halides for anemones. Regular flourescents won't provide enough light for them. Some folks think that you can use power compacts for some species of anemones (e. quadricolor) but I'd use the MH's for them too.

You don't need an anemone to successfully keep clownfish. Regular flourescents will work just fine if you're only keeping fish.
 

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hi try this site i found it very helpful www.myfirsttankguide. not sure if com or co hope this helps,good luck gloria
 

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Depends How deep your tank is. I have a sebea anenome under PC's in my nano but its only 12" deep. When I had the anenome in my 55 gallon I had it in the mid layer in my tank under PC'S. I wouldnt think NOF would do the job but HO T-5'S will work too but they are more expensive than PC's
 
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