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Old 01-25-2015, 11:00 PM   #11
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So does anyone have suggestions for a good 48 inch light that is faily cheap and can keep most corals and plants


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Old 01-25-2015, 11:03 PM   #12
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I know I am only new at this...but the words cheap and effective coral lighting aren't usually found in the same sentences......


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See the link above Mr X posted
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:10 PM   #14
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I know I am only new at this...but the words cheap and effective coral lighting aren't usually found in the same sentences......


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Actually, there are very basic LED fixtures that are capable of growing any types of coral starting around $80-$100 per fixture that cover roughly a 2 foot section of a tank (a 4 foot tank would require 2 for example). Just so you know and don't get scared by huge lighting costs...
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I find it amusing that even though the Great Barrier Reef is virtually my back yard, any reef aquarium supplies bought locally can be so expensive.....


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Old 01-26-2015, 09:35 AM   #16
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I find it amusing that even though the Great Barrier Reef is virtually my back yard, any reef aquarium supplies bought locally can be so expensive.....


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Lucky I wish I was by the Great Barrier Reef I love to snorkel and dive and yet I am in the middle of the US



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So does anyone have suggestions for a good 48 inch light that is faily cheap and can keep most corals and plants


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New Dimmable 120W Aquarium Coral Reef Fish Tank White Blue LED Grow Light US | eBay

See if you can get 2 of these. These are the LED fixtures Flaxon-Waxon mentioned that will allow you to keep whatever you want.
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Found this on craigslist and was wondering if this would do good for most corals and algae/plants


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Also my LFS has this really nice coral tank with lighting I just love but this is a dual lighting thing would that work or not work on my 55 gal


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The lamps will most likely need replacing, and they are about 20-25 bucks a piece.They will need changing every 9 months or so. I would want to know the brand of the fixture.
To answer your question, if the lamops were new and they were ATI or Giesemann, I would say, yes, you can keep many corals and plants under this fixture.
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