Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-04-2006, 06:59 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: maui
Posts: 23
Lighting For Live Rock

Do I need special lighting for my live rock? Right now I have the bulbs that came with my tank. Thanks.
__________________

__________________
jaycie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 09:04 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Pitman, N.J.
Posts: 101
I'm a newbie but think I can help you out. They say 3 to 5 watts per gallon, but being you only have LR I would go with the lower end. You will eventually have coralline algae on the rock and maybe some other things. What kind of bulbs came with your tank ???
__________________

__________________
emorrison33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 09:33 AM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,256
Send a message via ICQ to fishfreek Send a message via AIM to fishfreek Send a message via MSN to fishfreek Send a message via Yahoo to fishfreek
LIve rock does not require any specific type of lighting except to keep and or promote coraline algae growth. If you wish to promote the purple coraline algae growth then I would go for something like 2.5 - 3 WPG if your looking at florecent lighting systems. A 50/50 bulb or a mix of 10K bulbs and actinic bulbs will also help.

Corline does not go with just lighting but also needs good levels of alkinity and calcium in the water.
__________________
Remember dont tap the glass, your fish will think you're an idiot -Anonymous mother

Check out our articles area. 30+ Aquatic articles for your enjoyment
Are you in or around the Shenandoah Valley area? If so click here to join our regional forum.
fishfreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 05:53 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 111
i am going with a FOWLR tank and i bought a 50/50 and a 10k bulb. from what i have read and understand, i should be ok, and you should too.
__________________
mwrmma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2006, 04:54 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: maui
Posts: 23
Thanks guys.
__________________
jaycie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
light, lighting, live, live rock, rock

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Live rock and lighting Jarred Darque Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 2 02-23-2007 10:31 PM
Lighting for Live rock willyboy Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 07-25-2006 09:41 PM
Live rock lighting need help triggerman888 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 2 07-15-2006 10:58 PM
Lighting or Live Rock elinder Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 05-11-2004 01:39 PM
Live rock and lighting ercfish Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 4 09-09-2003 07:56 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.