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kaineo 05-12-2007 05:54 PM

too much?
would a 14k 175w mh light be too much for a 10gal nano??

FragOutpost 05-13-2007 10:17 AM

What coral species do you plan to keep? If your 10 gallon nano is going to be stocked with mostly SPS corals then it would not be too much. The more important concern is maintaining water quality and specific gravity. A 175 MH over a 10 gal would produce a lot of evaporation. It would only take a small amount of evaporation to create a large swing in specific gravity in a 10 gal.

kaineo 05-13-2007 09:15 PM

probably some clams and sps. just wanting to try something different

kaineo 05-17-2007 07:43 PM

well i decided to go a different route since that would be around 17 watts a gal. would a 250w 20k mh be okay for my 29 gal? or would that still be too much?

FragOutpost 05-17-2007 10:33 PM

It's not too much. Go for it!

kaineo 05-17-2007 11:45 PM

thanks for all the advice. this place is really helpful. i will get some pics posted in a week or so!!

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