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Old 01-08-2009, 05:44 PM   #11
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Thanks a lot!! That first link looks like it will fit (not the HO one...I think HO may be too much heat for my tank anyway, and I don't have any corals at present...although I'd like to get into that in the future once my algae sorts out...).

Are those white bulbs the correct spectrum then, and will they be a bright/crisp white? Also, it's only 24w in total (inc. the actinic) - my current lights are 33w, but with these being T5 will they be a lot brighter?
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:38 PM   #12
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Right, I just ordered that light, the dimensions are perfect and I've always found it hard to look for overhead lights for my tank as it's an odd size. I'm hoping the lights will be brighter than I have now, and not much heat...I'll also look at adding some decent corals too if and when I sort my algae problems out

I hope bulbs are the correct spectrum though, it didn't say...
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Will the tubes say what kelvin rating they are?
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They might. Some bulbs do and some don't. Probably best to ask the seller.
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:22 PM   #15
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I've asked but he hasn't responded...Hong Kong though, so it's hardly surprising! Translation etc. Will see when it arrives...if there's nothing printed on the bulb, should I just compare them...if they're a brighter white than my current ones (i.e. less yellow), then they should be an improvement? Or is it more of a blue I'm looking for?

Anyway, when/if I get the algae problem sorted, I want to get a few relatively easy corals, and I've been reading a few articles about how people have successfully kept even some of the species that need a lot of light, under T5s, particularly in a small/shallow tank (my tank is only 12" deep).

I was wondering - would there be any corals you'd definitely avoid under this set-up?
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