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Old 06-22-2012, 09:18 AM   #1
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Hello aquarium advice. I currently have a 55 gallon freshwater tank and I was wondering if the current light fixture I owned would be good enough to convert to saltwater it is an all I don't remember what it was called but it is all LED (see pictures) I think it was Marineland.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:20 AM   #2
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Hello aquarium advice. I currently have a 55 gallon freshwater tank and I was wondering if the current light fixture I owned would be good enough to convert to saltwater it is an all I don't remember what it was called but it is all LED (see pictures) I think it was Marineland.
That light will not support must if any corals. That the regular marineland DB LED right? Or the single bright? Anyhow I don't believe it's strong enough.
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:28 AM   #3
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Ok... What could I do to make this ok add like a T5 HO fixture or something??
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:57 PM   #4
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If you're going FOWLR, that light will be fine to illuminate your tank. It will not however, sustain corals. Maybe mushrooms or zoas, but even then I would not risk it.

Are you looking for lights for corals? If so you should figure out what corals you want to keep and start from there.
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:11 PM   #5
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Ok but if I got a T5 fixture and put it with the led would it provide at least low to medium lighting
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That depends on the T5HO as there are 2,4,6, and 8 bulb units. But like said, if you are only going to have a FO system your lights will be just fine.

Are you looking to do corals? I'm currently running a 55 gal reef system with LPS/SPS corals. It'd be real easy to mirror the two tanks to see what you need for what you want to do.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:27 PM   #7
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That light actually will sustain softies and some lps. I have previously owned one however i will say i wasnt happy with the design and overall function. Way better lighting option out there but it will work for less light intensive corals like softies
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That light actually will sustain softies and some lps. I have previously owned one however i will say i wasnt happy with the design and overall function. Way better lighting option out there but it will work for less light intensive corals like softies
Ok now I am confused is is ok or not??
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For softies yes and maybe some lps. Not sure why anyone would say they wont. Ive used it along with many other people. Dont expect the best results ever but it will work.
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Will it sustain soft coral, yes. Is it a garbage unit that you could spend the same money elsewhere and get a better one that could support more in the future if you wanted to, yes.
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