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Old 10-31-2012, 06:12 PM   #11
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I have decided not to get any special lights. To expensive
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:41 PM   #12
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Most soft corals need low to medium light levels. More than a fish only tank, but less than a hard coral tank, somewhere in between,
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:18 PM   #13
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But they need a particular light made specialy for coral
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:38 PM   #14
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But they need a particular light made specialy for coral
There are tons of light choices for keeping corals. Lots of people use different light options but yes, the light needs to be capable of supporting corals.
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38 gallons, I would use a LED in about the 70-120 watt range for soft corals, up to +200 watts for hard. Depending on the LED fixture.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:32 AM   #16
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I thought you had to have a specialty light.like made by zoo med.200-300 dollar bulbs😁
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:56 AM   #17
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I thought you had to have a specialty light.like made by zoo med.200-300 dollar bulbsdde01
There are lights sold by FishNeedIt.com that are not as expensive but grow anything in most tanks. Lights by Odyssea are super cheap but fine for growing soft and LPS corals, or even SPS corals if the tank isn't to deep. There are even cheaper options on eBay like LED floodlights, but I would let other people experiment with those first.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:56 PM   #18
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The floodlights aren't a good option as they will grow a lot of algae as there is no blue, just warm white generally. And many of them are really lame as far as output. But there are plenty of fixtures out in the marketplace now that forum members have used extensively.
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