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Old 04-22-2009, 10:36 PM   #1
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will this light work for my coral

I have a coralife 24in 65 watt power compact and i want to know if this will be fine for my coral or do i have to upgrade? The bulbs are 50 50. Its only temporary how long will my coral live with this light. I have a few leathers, zoos, and mushrooms. This is only going on a 26 gallon bow front tank.
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Hey there...

I have exactly the same tank, that light is not enough at all. You need to upgrade. That's only PC bulbs too, it's not enough power to penetrate thro the water for that corals. I dunno how long it will be okay, but please upgrade soon.
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If all you have are leathers, mushrooms and zoas I think you will be ok for awhile with those PCs. You would be even better off getting a bulb that is 100% in the 10,000k range instead of 50/50. The colors of the corals wouldnt look as good, but it is more usable light for them.
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well do you all think that a t5 ho system would be better
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well do you all think that a t5 ho system would be better
There is no doubt the T5HO is better!
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Ok but would it be ok for a permanent light system?? how many bulbs would be the best
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Depending what kind of corals you want more after the zoas, leathers and mushrooms. I think for those, you can just have the 4x24W T5HOs, 2 actinic and 2 10K bulbs. I let the experts chime in since I made a mistake in the earlier answer
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If all you have are leathers, mushrooms and zoas I think you will be ok for awhile with those PCs. You would be even better off getting a bulb that is 100% in the 10,000k range instead of 50/50. The colors of the corals wouldnt look as good, but it is more usable light for them.
So you guys recommend having the 10k bulbs instead of the 50/50 blue actinic / 10k white ?
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I run 2 50/50 bulbs and 2 super actinic bulbs. My lighting is VHO.
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