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Old 11-26-2013, 12:57 AM   #1
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light help semi urgent

would a duel bulb t5ho light fixture be able to support lps corals on a 55gal tank its 108watts need to know quick because the seller is gonna get rid of it soon
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Old 11-26-2013, 02:20 AM   #2
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It would support some LPS but not many. It's a pretty low light level for a 55g tank and I am even having a hard time growing fresh water plants with a high quality dual t5ho at substrate level.
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Old 11-26-2013, 02:35 AM   #3
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aw okay ill pass on it then do u think a six bulb 216w light would be better
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Old 11-26-2013, 02:36 AM   #4
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That would be plenty
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Old 11-26-2013, 02:59 AM   #5
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i may potentialy switch to these leds this bulb is 36watts on its own i was thinking of setting up 6 over my tank

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Old 11-26-2013, 04:59 AM   #6
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If you were to buy 6 of those par38 bulbs I would think it'd be easier to just buy 2 tao led light panels and be done with it. You can get two for less than $300. last time I bought a par38 bulb with that many watts it was like $60 each. With the tao's you could literally keep any coral your heart desired as well as anemones. Not to mention they look super cool over a tank, I have 3 over my 180g and one over my 60g cube.
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:17 AM   #7
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i havent found many taos for under 200 ill look again tonight
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:27 AM   #8
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here is the seller i got mine from

Dimmable LED Aquarium Light 120W Coral Reef Tank White Blue Grow Light 55x3 Watt | eBay
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I got mine on amazon I believe they were $159 ea. and Carey is right about getting these led's instead of the bulbs it would cost you more.
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