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Old 03-04-2012, 10:11 PM   #1
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lighting help?

k so im almost done bulding my tank ready to add some corals and fish and im still a little confused on the lighting, i bought the marineland aquarium lights which bring 3 blue LED and 42 whites doesnt say how many watts it is,they told me at the aquarium that it might not sustain life so i might need another one.

can someone help me and tell me how many watts i need to sustain life, if it really matters the watts or anything please i can use any help you can give me

i will post pictures of it
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Sounds like you have the marine land double or single Bright? These cannot support corals and won't even if you have more then one. The bulbs are those are 1watt or less and the LEDs that can support corals are 3-5 watts each and put out a different color temp and spectrum.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:32 PM   #3
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what website do you guys use for pictures and what size cause mine dont show?

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Old 03-04-2012, 10:32 PM   #4
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Sounds like you have the marine land double or single Bright? These cannot support corals and won't even if you have more then one. The bulbs are those are 1watt or less and the LEDs that can support corals are 3-5 watts each and put out a different color temp and spectrum.
yes i believe mine are 1 watt,so im guessing i will have to try and return them
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You need to "Insert the image". Looks like you're just copying the URL and pasting it into the message.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:47 PM   #7
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would this light b any good an sustain life?
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I believe that is a 2 bulb aquaticlife unit. They snap together, up to a 6 bulb unit I believe.
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What size tank do you have?
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:02 PM   #10
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What size tank do you have?
i just have a 10 gallon tank for now also found this one
20" T5 Aquarium Light HO 72W Cichlid Marine Reef LED 4 Lamps 18W Odyssea Nano | eBay
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