Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 09-24-2017, 09:09 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
Aaron26's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 63
10g lighting (please help!)

Iíve been doing freshwater reefs for about a year but have always been in aw of saltwater so I have started the process. I have bought a 50w heater a filter rated for 40g a 528gph power head and I was wondering if my lights were powerful enough for coral. I have a 45w cfl 500lumens bulb along with a blue aquarium led strip. Can I grow coral?

Aaron26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2017, 12:32 AM   #2
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
Sniperhank's Avatar

POTM Champion
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 19,187
Soft coral maybe. The led strip is basically worthless for photosynthetic needs most likely and lumens isn't something that can measure such either.
For a 10 gallon tank, you could probably just get away with a par38 bulb on a gooseneck to support low-medium light corals.

Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2017, 03:41 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Norwich UK
Posts: 435
Has your tank ever been copper treated if you changing from freshwater to salt water as copper and corals don't mix.

what stocking are you thinking of in there you may get away with some soft corals but for them to truly thrive more powerful lighting will be needed for example I run 25w over my chaeto that's to grow algae.

Over my main DT I have 320w but then that's for SPS ect as well.

what is your budget for lighting and are you ever going to want an anemone once the tank has matured enough if so you are going to need good lighting for one.
Marty.h is offline   Reply With Quote

light, lighting

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
10g with 10g sump dakotajoe1 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 08-18-2013 03:39 PM
Project II : 20L with 10g sump & 10g frag xxlbreed Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 2 03-27-2012 01:49 PM
Help with lighting my FW 10G h8z2luze General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 7 09-07-2009 12:53 AM
Finally my 10G FWT and soon 10G SWT twism10000 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 7 10-14-2008 07:49 PM
Converting my 10g freshwater to 10g Saltwater Aquarium Freak Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 7 11-18-2005 12:31 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:10 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.