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Old 02-10-2014, 04:23 PM   #1
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Possible 10 gallon coral/invert tank

Thinking about starting a small reef with an extra 10 gallon tank I have, any suggestions on lighting for a ten gallon.
I pretty much have all the equipment needed to start this as my second reef tank but don't have any experience with good lights for this sized tank
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I use a par38 led on mine - very happy with it...
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I use a par38 led on mine - very happy with it...

so is that a bulb? or an entire fixture
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Par38s are bulbs of LEDS with different colors. You must screw them in.
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Par38s are bulbs of LEDS with different colors. You must screw them in.

oh so would I buy a fixture designed for tanks or just any desk lamp? and any average prices?
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I bought the fitting from my LFS (because it was a neat bracket that sits in the tank) but you could use a hanging fitting - the globe is a screw in one. I ordered mine from china it was about $40 (aus) it's not dimmable tho...
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I bought the fitting from my LFS (because it was a neat bracket that sits in the tank) but you could use a hanging fitting - the globe is a screw in one. I ordered mine from china it was about $40 (aus) it's not dimmable tho...

okay thanks what have you had in your tank so far in terms of livestock?
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I keep all the fun corals I can't keep in my 55g - a hammer, some zoas, Duncan's, acans, a couple of small leathers a peppermint shrimp and a clown goby it's only been up about 6 months so am slowly stocking it up...
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I keep all the fun corals I can't keep in my 55g - a hammer, some zoas, Duncan's, acans, a couple of small leathers a peppermint shrimp and a clown goby it's only been up about 6 months so am slowly stocking it up...

nice that's kinda what I wanted to do, do you know any limitations for that light, can it do most LPS, any SPS? not really planning on SPS at this time but just wondering
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As far as I know I can grow almost anything - they come in different wattages so look out for that. Mine is 18x 3w (54w in total) which is a lot, but my tank is tall...
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