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Old 02-24-2014, 09:55 PM   #1
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What is considered high lighting?

How much watts/gallon is considered good enough lightning for sps corals such as acropora?
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For t5 I'd say 5 w/gallon. Leds don't really apply that way.
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You cant go by watts per gallon. It depends on the fixture and what type of lighting you are looking at. What do you have in mind?
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I got the Fluval Sea full spectrum Marine and Reef.

Product Review: Hagen Fluval Sea LED Light - reefs.com


but im not sure how the lighting works with LED, i use 4x T5ho on my FW planted tanks.
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The fluval sea led doesnt have enough punch to keep higher light corals though.
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its only pushing 42 watts?
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I have 2 dual 65 watts t5's one 10000k and one actinic plus have a led band with 4 3w leds 2 white and 2 blues. 35 gallon tank, 18 inch high
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I have 2 dual 65 watts t5's one 10000k and one actinic plus have a led band with 4 3w leds 2 white and 2 blues. 35 gallon tank, 18 inch high
Those are power compacts. I'd say you have low-medium light. You will need much more for acros
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Is fluo compact the same as power compact?
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I dont think anything less that 6 T5's could support acro properly. Those new RedSea plug and play aquariums come with 12 T5's and sps do well under them but that's 12 48 inch bulbs which is just insane IMO. That's like $300 every nine months on bulbs....yikes...
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