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Old 03-30-2013, 12:48 AM   #1
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Would this light work for corals

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Old 03-30-2013, 01:37 AM   #2
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I would say no, first 10000K is too warm for corals, need at least 12000K.

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Old 03-30-2013, 02:46 AM   #3
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10000k is okay for shallow tank like not more than 15 in depth. You need to supplement it with actinic blue for deeper tank.
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what is the wattage? 10k is the color of the light. can you post a link?
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Without knowing more specifics about the fixture, I would say yes. A 10,000K bulb is acceptable for use in a reef tank. When I started using metal halides over my reef about 20 yrs ago, they only bulbs that were available were either 5,500K or 6,500K. Natural sunlight is around 6,500K. The higher you go on the Kelvin scale, the more blue there is in the bulb. A 10,000K bulb is very white.
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