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Old 03-25-2006, 11:03 AM   #1
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Enuf light for clams?

I have a 130W CoralLight (65W 10K and 65W actinic) for a 30G. I was wondering if i could get a small clam in there. Any idea if i have enuf light for one?

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Old 03-25-2006, 12:05 PM   #2
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I believe clams are very light intensive and need MH lights.
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Old 03-25-2006, 12:28 PM   #3
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I've got the same light on my 29 gallon, and I'm going to upgrade to T5 lights just so I can keep a clam. T5's work fine for clams, in addition to MH lights.
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T5? can u explain what T5 lights are and where i can get some? thanks
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Here's a link to a T5HO light fixture:

http://www.reefgeek.com/products/cat...ng/104186.html

If you get T5's, make sure they are T5HO, High Output. Normal T5 don't put out that much light. But the HO lights put out a ton of light for the watts the consume. The bulbs in that fixture are 24 watts each, but could easily support clams in a 29 gallon tank. They don't burn up much electricity, and stay much cooler than PC's or VHO lights.
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