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Old 02-01-2013, 10:34 AM   #1
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Coral?

What is the best coral to grow with these lights. I know about next to nothing when it comes to coral. So the more information the better.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:06 PM   #2
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What is the best coral to grow with these lights. I know about next to nothing when it comes to coral. So the more information the better.
Depends on the size tank but id say ONLY softies, no LPS or SPS.
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Depends on the size tank but id say ONLY softies, no LPS or SPS.
What exactly are softies? The tank is a 20 gallon long.
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What exactly are softies? The tank is a 20 gallon long.
Yeah definitely only softies:
Mushrooms, Some zoanthids (some demand more light than others), Kenya tree, I believe some types of Ricordea as well.

Just go on Google and type in "Soft corals" theres a bunch out there.
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Yeah definitely only softies:
Mushrooms, Some zoanthids (some demand more light than others), Kenya tree, I believe some types of Ricordea as well.

Just go on Google and type in "Soft corals" theres a bunch out there.
Is there a different bulb I can get that would be better. I can't afford a hull new fixture.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:24 PM   #6
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Is there a different bulb I can get that would be better. I can't afford a hull new fixture.
Unfortunately a T8 fixture only takes T8 bulbs. You could try and find the highest wattage of a T8 bulb but I still don't think you'll be good enough for LPS/SPS.
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Go on Aquatraders.com and look into a T5 fixture. I have a T5 Odyssea fixture on my 29G tank. I have softies, LPS, and some SPS all doing fine
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Are any of these better?
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I cant see where it says on the first one, but the second one is a t5. It will not work in your t8 fixture. If you are serious about having corals, I would invest in a cheap t5ho fixture. If you cant afford that, you probably cant afford alot of the other stuff you will need to keep a successful reef tank. Dont mean to be blunt, but its hard to cut corners in this hobby. Sorry.
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Are any of these better?
The coralife light im not sure of, the T5 is good but you can't use that in the fixture you have I don't think
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