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Old 08-08-2012, 08:06 PM   #11
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Haha. Yea I'll just start asking you guys first!! Thanks for the info!!
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:26 PM   #12
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You can make a really nice tank with zoos, leather and pylops with some fish added in it will rock. All depends on what you want. I have a two bulb fixture and it's doing great. Just buy corals wisely.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:39 PM   #13
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I'm not looking to do this. If u have two bulbs 1 being a 10k n other actinic. What if u replaced the actinic with another 10k? Just curious.
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I was wondering the same thing
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:12 PM   #15
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Actinics are for aesthetics and providing a different wavelength of light to the corals. It is not necessary but the algae within photosynthetic corals may be better adapted to the bright light (shallower water corals) while some will do better with the help of actinics (deeper water corals).

So both provide light, just different color ranges and wavelengths.

It's all about how much wattage you have.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:18 PM   #16
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Aquarium I.D. is a good app for straight info. Fish,inverts and corals and a good section on tank setup through all steps. Explains lighting and bulb functions very well. Blue light penetrates deeper.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:26 AM   #17
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If you use the search function..look up cheap led. I believe its been discussed a number of times. Few member have bought led spot lights with a 38 par now its more of a stright light but they only cost 50 bucks you can consider two of those in the future to place in conjunction with your current light ... give you some options when wanting somthing that requires more light.
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