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Old 05-09-2009, 12:51 AM   #1
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Lighting questions

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Im new to Aquarium Advice and I had a question so here it goes: A few years ago I started out with a 30 gallon FOWLR tank and I had it for about a year and a half before I tore it down. A friend of mine is gave me a power compact 50/50 light, which got me thinking and makes me want to start up a new tank. Im thinking mini-reef. I was thinking about the JBJ 6 gallon nano cube, but i was wondering a how far the lighting on there will take me. It comes with a 50/50 powercompact light (coincidence) , and i was wondering what corals i would be able to keep with this light.????

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Old 05-09-2009, 02:29 AM   #2
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I wouldn't think you would need to powerful of lights for such a small aquarium but I will have to wait for other to re-assure this.
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Old 05-09-2009, 02:38 AM   #3
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How many watts is the light. It takes a lot of effort to do a 6 gal reef. Hard to keep the water perfect. Dilution is the answer to pollution.
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The light is 18 watts.
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Old 05-10-2009, 03:41 AM   #5
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Well after you put in the rock and sand it may be enough. More important is how deep is your 6g tank. It's all about penetration.
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You should be OK on the 6 gallon tank with them. Maybe some moderate light soft corals and LPS corals.
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