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hay every body. i am new to marine tanks. and just checking what the price would be on t5 lights and if i should use other types of lights and the costs of others lights
 
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MR RIDDLE, how are you? would your first name start with L by any chance?
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Nice to finally see you on MASA:) My first mate converted to Marines:) gonna start a chain effect hopefully:)
 
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Hi Mr Riddle, do you have a tank yet(i assume not) it largely depends on the tank you want, T5's can replace Metal Halide lighting up to a point, but the depth of the tank matters (under 600mm ok, over perhaps not, also depending on the corals you wish to keep)
 
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Hi Mr Riddle, do you have a tank yet(i assume not) it largely depends on the tank you want, T5's can replace Metal Halide lighting up to a point, but the depth of the tank matters (under 600mm ok, over perhaps not, also depending on the corals you wish to keep)
he does have a tank:yeahdude: an awesome little one:)
 
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no i am busy getting everything ready. but i am just cheaking on prices and wat yould be the best. i got a small 3 foot tank. its gona be a fish only set up. and maybe some frog sporn. i just would like it to look nice
 

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no i am busy getting everything ready. but i am just cheaking on prices and wat yould be the best. i got a small 3 foot tank. its gona be a fish only set up. and maybe some frog sporn. i just would like it to look nice
T5's will be fine on a 3 foot as they are usually 500 or less deep. Even more so if you're going FOWLR. You can also keep some easy soft corals.
 

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ok cool. butt what kinda price am i looking at.
Depends on what make you're looking at, wattage and length, but ballasts can be about R250 and R150- R250 for a tube. One ballast takes 2 tubes. Easily R600 bucks a set (ballast + 2 tubes)
 
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ok cool. butt what kinda price am i looking at.
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Depends on what make you're looking at, wattage and length, but ballasts can be about R250 and R150- R250 for a tube. One ballast takes 2 tubes. Easily R600 bucks a set (ballast + 2 tubes)
see i told you bud:thumbup: why does nobody listen to me these days?
 

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thanks alot bro :) do you suggest any live stock i should invest in?
Well, is your tank cycled yet? Or are you asking in general what can be added in a 3 foot?
 
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its ready. its just got the water running. looking for lighting now. once i got that i will see if i am able to put stuff in, but not sure wat
 

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its ready. its just got the water running. looking for lighting now. once i got that i will see if i am able to put stuff in, but not sure wat
Do you have live rock in at the moment?
 

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Is that why the name is Mr Riddle? You don't know who's going to answer next, scuba or his friend? :lol:

Anyway, fish wise - NO TANGS! :p (tank is too small for them) - ok, that's out the way :)

You can add damsels, clowns, firefish, cardinals, cromis, angels etc - with a fish only your choices are bigger as you don't need to worry about corals being chowed. But plan decently, you might change your mind later and want to add a coral or two - then maybe you need to get rid of certain fishes. Add slowly, 1-2 fishes every two weeks to give the bacteria a chance to build up to handle the extra bio-load you just added. Plan in such a way that you add the most dominant and aggressive fish last ;)
 

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no i am busy getting everything ready. but i am just cheaking on prices and wat yould be the best. i got a small 3 foot tank. its gona be a fish only set up. and maybe some frog sporn. i just would like it to look nice
For this type of a setup, T5's will do the trick.
Since you are not going to be keeping any 'extreme light demanding' corals. I would suggest trying out the Reeftek T5's. I have seen them in action, and they do work well. Eco Aquatics (forum sponsor) stocks them.
 

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