is this enough light

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  1. malooda

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    hi guys this is my tank iv been offered two metal halides 150w is this enough id like to keep almost everything in terms of coral id try and keep the lights as close to the water as possible the height of the tank is 85cm
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  3. chas84

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    Really nice tank. I can image a bonsai type minimalist scape. Just one major concern - the overflow pipe has slots at the top as well as the bottom. Will this not cause the tank to drain completely if the power goes out? Or how does this work, I'm not familiar with the tank.
     
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    The lighting is enough but ditto on the overflow concerns
     
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    I'd also do a nice deep (+-15cm) in-tank DSB, mainly beacuse it's a PITA to get to the bottom of such a deep tank. Mine is 75cm high and when the canopy is on, I have to stand on a step to get clean the glass, save a snail, break up a hermit fight, etc.
     
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    is there another pipe inside the one with the slits ?
     
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    The lighting is great, but because the tank is so deep you wil have to choose wisely on your coral placement, mainly sps on top(light hungry corals), lps in mid section(medium lighting corals) and softies at the bottom(low lighting corals).
     
  8. malooda

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    theres a smaller pipe in the overflow thats the actual overflow
    some people say 150 aint enough i shud get 250watts
     
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    whats ditto

    o and thanks for all the comments
     
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    whats the general depth rating for a 150watt metal halide
     
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    Ditto just means that you agree with the previous statements. 250 watt would be a lot better but like I previously said, it depends a lot more on the placements of the corals. I ran 150 watts on my tank and it was 60 cm high. I could easily get growth on my lps at the bottom section of the tank.
     
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    Where did you get that tank from? Looks exactly like one Jungle Aquatics had a while back
     
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