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Old 01-16-2012, 01:04 AM   #11
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I have a blueline 120w with my clam (4") almost 22" down and it's almost to intense for it from what I have gathered from others here on AA.. I've found most corals I have to hide and slowly inch out every few days until it adjust to the LED's. GL!!
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I have metal halide lights that are 130 PAR at 12 inches (but the clam would be at about 16 inches (I don't know how many PAR that would be. Does anybody know?
How do you know the PAR is 130 at 12"?
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There was a chart that came with the light....I'm thinking about a derasa clam as they seem to not need as intense light....
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Also, not sure if you saw I corrected myself, they are LED lights not metal halide.
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:25 PM   #15
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Brund- go to the webpage that has the fixture you are asking about. up at the top, right click in the address box, and click copy. Then reply here and right click again and click paste. Paste the URL to the fixture here and post it, and then we'll figure out if it will be ok, but generally, That doesn't sound like it's a very potent fixture.
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:58 PM   #16
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Well I totally messed up the last thread and tried to edit which apparently can't be done. These are the lights I have, with a 29 gallon tank and I'm wondering if they are enough for a tridanca clam.6,000K white and 60mW blue LEDs Sunlight and moonlight modes Energy-efficient 1 watt and 60mW LEDs Polycarbonate lens
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http://www.marineland.com/uploadedFi...LLEDCharts.pdf
It is the LED reef capable lights
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I would look to something stronger than these. "Reef capable" is a term that is used loosely here.
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My assumption after talking with my LFS is...the lighting wouldn't be strong enough for clams or hard corals. However, that lighting is compatible with their lighting they suggest for anemonies and softies. They have two very large anemonies with just the 10,000k and actinic compact flourecent bulbs...and they keep growing even after 10+ years in their store.
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Thanks!
Sorry about this post....I think it was the most messed up post ever!
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It depends on the anemone, and the wattage of the lamps, the water depth, feedings..etc.
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