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Old 06-03-2012, 08:31 PM   #11
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24 inch bulbs 18 watts temperature around 78 to 80 30 gallon tank
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:31 PM   #12
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That's fine any help is much appreciated
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:36 PM   #13
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I har an eclipse hood since the whole tank wa giving to me for free and I'm taking things slowly because it's an expensive hobby. So I'm limited on my lighting I an just changed the bulbs but I was researching and they sell adapters to change t8s to t5s.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:50 PM   #14
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T5's would def be better than T8's. Might be enough for the Buttons, high up on the rocks, and maybe some soft coral like mushrooms.
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Ok thank you so much
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:52 PM   #16
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Best of luck Gza, have fun with it!
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:32 PM   #17
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I meant I just purchased.... Sorry
They don't need crazy light but I would look into at least getting t5s.
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I meant color temperature. 10k, 14k, 20k are the norm for saltwater.
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:48 PM   #19
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Whoops, never refreshed since my last post. It's good that you bought t5 but you will be fine with t8 temporarily especially if it's at the top of the tank.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:15 PM   #20
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Thank you for the advice!
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