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Old 05-26-2012, 08:03 PM   #1
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lighting?

I bought aqua-glo lights for my 55 gallon aquarium. They are rated 18000k and 15 watts each. Would that work for live rock???
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:22 PM   #2
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I don't think you need any special lighting for LR. The lighting is mainly for corals/anemones/inverts.
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The only thing you would need better lighting for with live rock would be to start to grow coralline algea. Coralline requires decent light and calcium and I don't think 30watts would be enough light for coralline growth.
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Ok I guess for doing just fish and live rock that would work! Thanks for the words of wisdom.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:19 PM   #5
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Yup, for a FOWLR set-up that would be fine. Lighting at that point is purely aesthetic.
Best of luck and have fun with it!
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