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Old 10-07-2014, 12:08 PM   #1
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lighting question

yesterday i picked up an corallife 38w 36" light fixture and i was wondering if i could actually grow any corals. i plan on building an aqarium the dimensions would be 36" long 10" wide and 12" deep
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:52 PM   #2
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no. you need more light. way more light

the dimensions of your tank are nice for coral though.
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Old 10-07-2014, 08:42 PM   #3
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I just want zoa could you tell me how much light I would need for my tank?

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The coralife t5ho fixtures are sub par at best. However, over a 12" tall tank you should be fine for zoas and LPS.
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Hmm. So the depth of the tank helps but the actual gallons don't have a lot of affect at this depth?

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The further away from the light source the weaker the light is. Its a short tank so the light can support higher light coral than if the tank were 24 inches tall.

Gallons of the tank really arent a factor.
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Thank you! The other Idea I had was a 5 gallon rimless running 20 watts the dimensions would be 10" length 10" width and 12" height

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20 watts of what sort of light?
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Hmm. It's an L.E.D not sure how they work

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Can you link the fixture? Or at least a name
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