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Old 01-19-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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Lighting Question

My LFS gave me this light for my 20 gal reef setup with live rock and sand

Zoo Med Coral Sun T-8 Bulbs at PETCO

is this the right lighting? if not should i go back and get the reef sun light 50/50?
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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I would take it back, Ive never seen anyone use t8 lighting for corals.
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I agree. Return it for a better system.
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:26 PM   #4
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Wat lights would you reco ?
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Lights can get expensive but it seems the industry is going towards LED. Look at JBJ's led arm, should be good for a 20
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