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Old 02-09-2014, 08:45 PM   #1
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I've got a 20 gallon reef tank that's almost ready but I hear about par 38 lights I think they are. I was wondering if they would be good for a reef tank that size? And what coral I would be able to keep with it
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:11 PM   #2
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Par38s are screw in bulbs. You could probably go with 1 or 2. Are you set on Par38s or looking for LEDS.
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:22 PM   #3
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Depends on the tank, is it a 20 long? Then I think you would need 2. I use a par38 led globe over my ten and it is great. Check the wattage tho, they come in different sizes. Only thing I regret is not getting a dimmable one...
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:26 PM   #4
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I think you;d be best suited to get a regular fixture. I was running the par38's over my 8g and 4g and they were great for that size tank. But if its a 20l I;d think you'd def do better with a different type of light.

What types of corals are you looking to keep?
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I agree with Carey. A regular fixture is much better.
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It's a 20 high and I want to try and keep as many kinds of coral as possible so what would you guys think would be good lighting for it
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:36 PM   #7
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The EBay LEDS work really well. I'm in the same situation with my 20h. People say the Maspect R420R Nano is great.
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What other lights do you think would work? I want to be able to keep as much corals as possible..would those par 38 lights work for everything almost?
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The razor, kessils, ai sol, vega or hydra, radions, eBay ones, orphek. There are tons of leds that work it just depends on how much you want to spend
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Right, you have tons of options. A budget would help a ton!
Are you looking for a fixture that has a ramp timer, on/off switch?
Hanging kit or on tank?
A lot goes into picking the right light. Are you set on getting LEDS?!
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