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Old 10-25-2011, 09:29 PM   #1
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Hey everyone! I was thinking about starting a 10 gallon saltwater tank, and i was wondering what light i would need to grow basic corals! I heard that a t5 light would be good and i wanted to know if thats true, if so how much it would cost! Thanks!
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:45 PM   #2
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Hey, T-5 is a great choice. It is probably anywhere from $100-$300. LEDS are good too and aren't too expensive if you have a small tank. Are you thinking basic corals like soft corals (xenia, etc.) or LPS or SPS. Here's a link to the light I use, but it's pretty costly and is not needed if you are just keeping soft corals.

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Old 10-25-2011, 10:35 PM   #3
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Ohh thanks! Well i only want the most basic of corals, and ya the lught would go on a 10 gallon! Haha im a beginner so i was hoping for something as cheap as possible, but could grow stuff! I thought i saw a t5 online for 30$? Was i looking at the wrong place?? Thanks!!
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:08 PM   #4
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004GX...dir_mdp_mobile

Lps and softies with that bad boy
(low-medium light corals)
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Hahaha sick! But kinda out of my price range :/
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Haha not to be discouraging but it's going to be hard to find something for under 100$ that can keep corals:/
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Hey guys. I was wondering if you can still sustain simple coral with two incondesant lights and about 6 hours of indirect sunlight
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Hey guys. I was wondering if you can still sustain simple coral with two incondesant lights and about 6 hours of indirect sunlight
Like the 15 watt bulbs that come on small freshwater set-ups?
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Ya i was just hoping for a bulb, i dont need the whole set up! Haha how much is the bulb?
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Yeah. My 10 gallon came with a hood that holds two 15 bulbs
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