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    Re: New sizing guidelines

    Quote Originally Posted by sharkman121
    i dont feed cubes. Usually a couple pinches of New Life Spectrum per day. Have a 130 gal FOWLR.

    was considering going with a 15 x 15 double screen with a 75watt bulb on either side. wat you think?
    I think he means double sided.
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    Re: New sizing guidelines

    thanks

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    Re: New sizing guidelines

    Wow, those new screen sizes are so much smaller than before. Might get a scrubber in my sump now.

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    Re: New sizing guidelines

    Keep in mind you should size to fit what you will be feeding in the future, not what you are feeding now.

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    Only feed 1 cube per day, can't see that changing, so I've gone from a full sheet of plastic mesh to one about the size of my palm. That's amazing.

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    Re: New sizing guidelines

    my screen is 10" tall and 16" long with 4 26 watt bulbs(2 each side). right now I feed about 3 total cubes per day. Am I good?
    that's 160 total square inches rite?
    52 watts per side rite?
    104 total watts rite?
    1.5 watts per inch rite?

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    Re: New sizing guidelines

    You have more area than you need. Try to have at least one watt per square inch. You could remove half your screen, and put all the watts on the remaining half.

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    Re: New sizing guidelines

    i think I have 1.5 watts per inch,how many watts am I shooting for per inch? I can cut the screen so It is shorter (top to bottom) will that help? I do not want to have to re-work my acrylic box or lite fixture too much...but I can probly reduce it to 14"x6" with out too much work if that will help.

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    Re: New sizing guidelines

    You have 160 sq" per side, so its 320 total. So you would need more light or just cut down the size.
    150G. Reef/Mix
    125G. 3 Regular Oscars/1 Jack Dempsey
    75G. 20+ Africans
    40G. Fish/Reef. Algae Scrubbers on ALL my SW
    10G. SW Fish/Reef.
    10G. SW Hospital/new fish quarantine/pod breeder tank
    6 stage RO/DI system 200 GPD.

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    Re: New sizing guidelines

    No, he has 160 sq in, and 100 watts.

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