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Old 01-27-2014, 10:09 AM   #1
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I currently have a FOWLR 36 Bowfront and want to make it into a mixed reef. I read that you news actinic lighting to have a reef but I already have reef LED's and needed to know if I still needed to get actinic lighting for my aquarium before I get corals?

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IMO if it's a reef capable led system then it should have the blues built into it.
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It does but I did not know if the blue lights replaced the actinic lighting.
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Just wondering what's your current stocking? I'm in the middle of cycling my 36
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It does but I did not know if the blue lights replaced the actinic lighting.
The blues on the leds put out the same spectrum as actinic bulbs. You won't need supplemental actinics.
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Just wondering what's your current stocking? I'm in the middle of cycling my 36

I currently have a royal gramma, 2 false Percula clownfish, orange spotted goby and pistol shrimp
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What corals could I put into this kind of aquarium?
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Start with softies. If softies won't grow then nothing will. Plus they are the most low maintenance.
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What softies do you recommend?
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Most mushrooms can handle all types of begginer mistakes. Zoas tend to be pretty easy and also colts are fairly easy. I'm not sure about the colts tho due to the fact that I just got my first one yesterday and haven't had a chance to have experience with it yet. Mushrooms are def the easiest.
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