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Old 03-08-2011, 12:33 AM   #1
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Lightbulb 45 gallon light

iam looking to get rid of my marineland double bright led system it looks great but iam want something that can support corals you guys think 2 coralife dual t5 ho 78w 36inch lights can do it for my tank i would like a verity of corals of all levels i have lots of high and low spots in my tank to set up corals

so input would be nice before i blow $240 on a light system

please dont suggest MH or some DIY lighting i just want something simple and cheap and is enough to make corals happy and look nice

thanks for your input
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The marineland fixture definitely won't support corals. Unless you are referring to the "reef-capable" one, which I wouldn't trust.

As far as a 36" fixture look into fishneedit.com, good systems for pretty cheap. Tek also has some really nice fixtures, but they are pricier. For all kinds of coral I'd atleast look into a 4-bulb T5HO system, probably a 6-bulb (which Tek would be a nice 6-bulb one). They'll probably be more than you'd like, but that's what you'd need for all types of coral
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fishneedit.com is always sold out. so 2 coralife 36inch dual t5 HO 78w wont do the trick
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Depending on how deep the tank is you could keep some corals, probably lower light SPS near the top
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