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Old 12-31-2012, 07:09 PM   #1
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Help on lights

Do these lights work for a reef tank I have a 55g and i am just getting started. They are 48" inch 216w t5 aquarium light fixture reef fish tank. Thanks.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:46 PM   #2
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That sounds like a 4 bulb fixture. Depending on the type of reflectors it has, it's fine for low light corals like mushrooms, zoas, polyps and leathers and might be OK for some medium light LPS corals. Not enough for high light demanding SPS corals.
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So could I keep nems.
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No. Not enough for an anemone.
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There is double arc built in reflectors.
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With the reflectors can I keep nems.
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No. A 4 bulb fixture won't work for anemones. They require very high lighting, similar to the needs of SPS corals.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:22 PM   #8
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What are some really cheep fixture that work.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:24 PM   #9
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What are some really cheep fixture that work.
Really cheap doesn't get you much in this hobby, unless you find something used
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:34 PM   #10
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Well what is a reasonable priced light that will support everything.
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