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Old 08-08-2006, 02:08 AM   #1
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Lighting for reef tank

Is this enough lighting for a reef tank?
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2-96 watt true actinic 03 blue CPF
2-96 watt 10,000k daylight CPF
How long should a tank be setup before adding Coral to it?

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I'd say so, unless you're thinking hard coral, then I wouldn't know. But you can do a wide variety with those 4x96. Wait long enuf to be able to maintain consistent water reading levels with critters in it.


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I've heard it's a good rule of thumb to wait 6 months before introducing corals to a new tank, but austinsdad's answer is closer to correct IMO.

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Plenty of light for almost all soft corals and LSP corals.
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