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I'm looking for a less expensive, yet reliable/quality 2 stage light (day stage/night stage) that preferably is blue actinic. If you have any recommendations, thank you in advance. Also, is a single 250 watt heater enough for a 65 gallon? Once again, thanks in advance.
 

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I can't speak for your lighting question, but one 250 watt heater is more than enough for a 65g. I ran only a single 250w heater for my 75g for over a year without issue. I've been running on one 250w heater on my 180 for over a week (while I wait on FedEx for my 2nd) and it has kept the temperature consistent. For a frame of reference, my house is usually 70 degrees Fahrenheit and I keep my tank at 80. Suffice to say, 250 watts on a 65g is more than likely overkill depending on how hard it has to work to raise the water temperature from its "natural" state in your house.
 

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Ya i thought that would do, just wanted to be sure......right now i have a 48" dual light, but its just the standard flurescent with no night mode......im looking for a bluish/purple bulb i'd be happy with just that and no night mode or whatever, lol.....thanks for your help
 
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