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Old 05-30-2013, 04:40 AM   #1
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Coral help !

I have some frogspwan and hammer head in my tank. I have a 36 gallon tank, but I have my frog spwan and hammer head about 4 inch from the surface. I only have a 50/50 t8 17 watt Pc bulb in, I know it's not allot I will be upgrading my lighting system soon tho. But my question is will my corals be fine under that lighting that far away from the surface ? I just need them to be ok for about 3 weeks. I want to learn more about PAR and lighting.
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:02 PM   #2
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I have a frogspawn in my 36 gal and all I can say is I would try to upgrade your lights as soon as possible. I have my frogspawn pretty low in my tank and it is doing amazing under my t5s. I strongly recommend getting some decent lights. You should try the Dimmable 120w led lights! I hear they're really good for the price! Hope I helped
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:14 PM   #3
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Yeah in still on the fence about LEDs. I'm thinking about getting a halide / t5 system I currently have my friends halide to hold me over , all I can say is that light works magic !!!
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:29 PM   #4
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Yah! I really like the t5s
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:11 PM   #5
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I like the look t5's put out but halides are best for growing hard corals. I would love to do LEDs but I want my corals to grow fast !
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I have an sps tank under LEDs and everything grows fast.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:30 PM   #7
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There is no reason a good LED panel can't outgrow a MH fixture. And frankly, if you don't have a chiller, the high temps and temp variances are worse for the reef than any light source.
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I have a marineland reef led on my 20 gal nano and my hollywood stunner loves it! Finally growing nicely..hammer and frogspawn are too
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Could you link to to that light ?
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I would never recommend any marine land light. They are garbage and are lies about being reef lights and are more expensive than the cheapest if led options where you can keep any photosynthetic creature you would ever want to under it. Look up the taotronics led units as a start. Find them on amazon.
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