Boyu Nano Light Upgrade

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  1. Salinity

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    I am in the process of upgrading my lights of my Nano, what lights would suite and fit in the Nano for SPS and Clams. Would the 36Wx3 10K/20K PL JBJ Lights work?
     
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    Yes it will work.The main thing is to keep the tank temperature down.Do you have a chiller?
    Make sure it is 2*10K and 1*20K
     
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    Or even all 10K ;), not pretty but big power
     
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    Where can I buy them, what bulbs do you recoommend
     
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    I would suggest Geisemann, but not sure if they do a 36W, also not sure if they do a 10K, thing they do only a 12K
     
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    Does the PL bulbs come duel 10K and 20K, the ones I have seen are usually 1 10K and 1 20K.
     
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    you could also buy the ones for the JBJ
     
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    You could also use 36W Philips 6500K globes for PAR...
     
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    Will these not create Algae?
     
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    No. Excessive nutrients and incorrect parameters cause algae, not light.
     
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    Yip 2 of those with 1*10K will be awsome for growth and colour.
     
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    Are these PL globes "36W Philips 6500K" globes, where can I find?
     
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    At Game or most lighting companies should stock them.
     
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    What about 1 X 6500K and 2 x 10000K/20000K, would this be better for viewing.
     
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    Yes. There's always a trade off between viewing/colour and PAR.
     
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    Hey Salinity Dorry pets one of the sponsors sells the jbj globes at a good price if you want to do the upgrade give me a call have put a third bulb in my TL-550 and used the JBJ globe
     
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    Will do, thanx
     
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    Sorry to jump onto this so VERY late! Ive been told the Boyu's are useless for corals etc because of the lights as well as filtration/skimming. Am i correct in reading that its as simple as changing the bulbs to sort out the lights??? Also what about the filtration/skimming??? Im thinking this could be a nice cheap quarantine tank...
     
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    ...or frag tank...
     
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    No they pretty ok with certain corals,have a look at my thread,You can see the corals I have are doing very good actually growing very well.It all depends on the type of corals you want to keep.I have standard lights.
     
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