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Old 09-05-2005, 03:02 PM   #1
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Good replacement lighting for my 55 gallon tank??

I have a 46 inch acintic bulb and 2 18 inch 15 watt Power Glo bulbs. The guy I got the tank from said they wre like 2 years or so old. so I am looking into good replacement bulbs. i want to start adding a few corals and such to make my tank more lively. it ses like most people recomend about 10,000 k? How do I know if the bulbs I am looking at are the right ones?

Any suggestions or links to sites?
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If all three bulbs are only 15watts of NO lighting you will not be able to keep corals. A pretty good lighting upgrade will need to happen first. Check out the coralife aqualights. You can get a 4x65watt CF fixture that will allow you to keep a wide variety of soft corals and LPS corals.
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the 2 18 inchers are 15 watts each and I am unsure of the acentic bulb. I am looking for upgrades so I can keep corals in my tank.
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Ok the acintic bulb is a 48 inch 40 watt bulb
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