View Full Version : Just added 15W actinic to my nano

10/29/2001, 10:29 AM
One of my two ten-gallon nano's is home to some Montipora, Pocillopora and other SPS until I get the 170-gallon tank up and running. I have been just using a 65W LOA fixture, and the corals are doing okay. they aren't coloring up nicely, but they are polyping out and growing.
Last week, I tried to figure out a cost-effective way to add some actinic light to the aquarium. On Saturday, I bought a 15W actinic flourescent bulb for a cheap 18" fixture I had laying around. I had no idea what to expect from 15W of actinic being added to 65W of light from the LOA fixture. I was pleasantly surprised to see how much the tank "whitened up". I liked it so much, I bought a 48" NO actinic to add to my 75-gallon reef lit by two 175W 10KK halides. Now my reef tank has a dawn/dusk effect added to the light cycle.

10/31/2001, 10:24 PM
Well lets see some pics.;)

11/01/2001, 11:19 AM
It looks like its time to give my roommate an opportunity to use his expensive digital camera. I'll see if he will take some pictures for me.

11/02/2001, 10:27 AM
Okay, here's some pictures. See post: