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Old 01-04-2012, 09:55 PM   #1
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What light is good for a 40 gallon aquarium

Hey, I have a 40 gallon fowler and I would like to get coral soon. I was wandering what light would be cheap but would be able to grow corals. The tank is 18 inches deep.
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Doesn't sound like it is a tall tank...I would get a T5 setup. I'm never good at the math in terms of penetration so I won't go into it. But a good T5 setup and you should be able to keep softies and LPS.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:03 PM   #3
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Ok cheers
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:46 PM   #4
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I use the 30" in my tank and it works great, I know there are better lights available like a AI Sole unit but for the $$ and the morning, noon, night function I love it!
AquaticLife T5 HO 4-Lamp Light Fixtures w/ Lunar LEDs
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With a good t5 you can keep whatever you want.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:48 AM   #6
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I've got the same as Kc, only the 24" and with ATI bulbs I'm keeping SPS.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:55 AM   #7
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With a good t5 you can keep whatever you want.
Agreed..

It's only halide lovers that say otherwise.
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